(Zinduka means wake up or be aware in Kiswahili) This programme
promotes public education to create knowledge and understanding of poverty
issues in communities in which Hakikazi works directly and also
Our focus is on providing information about citizens rights and
responsibilities to isolated and neglected communities, facilitating
village level discourse on key issues and providing a platform for
continued dialogue and local information sharing.
Feedback from these interactions is then used in advocacy work at
local, regional and national level. Our plain
language guides on policies are an important part of our work in this
The Community Governance Programme: Action
This programme builds on the initial educational work by equipping poor
people and their representative structures with governance tools capable
of monitoring inputs into poverty reduction activities in their
communities. This is part of a process of generating a culture of
participation, accountability and transparency at all levels of
Specific focuses of the programme include participatory action research
and monitoring of public expenditure, especially as related to Poverty
Reduction Strategies. Alliance building and networking in order to engage
effectively in policy dialogue are also a priority.
The Community Livelihoods Opportunities
This programme builds on the other two programmes by focusing on the
promotion of sustainable livelihoods and capabilities through processes
that foster constructive dialogue and action between the poor and all
levels of government.
A crucial facet of the programme is to explore the linkages between
livelihood opportunities, access to and ownership of natural resources and
ongoing institutional reforms in the areas of natural resource management
and trade and enterprise policies. These policy reforms critically affect
the lives of those dependent on natural resources but their voices have
been largely absent from the decision-making process.
Hakikazi Catalyst is a national NGO, working in partnership with a
number of national networks and partners to maximize the reach of our
policy awareness work. Zinduka material such as plain language guides,
posters and tool kits are made available to interested partners to use in
their own work in the poverty reduction field.
In terms of direct intervention and support we are currently active in
Arusha and Manyara Regions and have plans to expand our work to regions of
Southern Tanzania following consultations with potential partners and