DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Tanzania

Peter Owaga Development Cooperation, Introducing..., News, Tanzania, Youth Empowerment

DSW Tanzania is a DSW Country Office registered as a development and advocacy organisation. Our goal is to enable people to decide freely and responsibly about the number and spacing of their children. We believe that a person’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is both a fundamental human right and a crucial step towards eliminating global poverty. Our …

A look at…DSW Tanzania!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Introducing..., News, Tanzania, Youth Empowerment

DSW Tanzania is a DSW Country Office registered as a development and advocacy organization. Our goal is to enable people to decide freely and responsibly about the number and spacing of their children. We believe that a person’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is both a fundamental human right and a crucial step towards eliminating global poverty. Our …

Tanzania is working together for a better future

Easter Development Cooperation, Global Health

DSW Tanzania has conducted a series of meetings through its advocacy initiative known as Building Experts in Youth and Organizations for National Positions on the post-2015 Development Agenda (BEYOND), which seeks to engage Civil Organizations (CSO), youth and key stakeholders to ensure that population dynamics, youth and SRHR are featured in the new agenda and national plans.

Funding Family Planning in East Africa in 2014: A Review

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Funding Family Planning – DSW launches new budget studies for East Africa Since 2010, DSW and its Euroleverage partners have conducted policy and budget analyses to help improve budget allocation, policy implementation, and funding family planning (FP) services, by holding governments accountable for their policy decisions.  Findings and information generated  from  focus  group  discussions,  health  facility  assessments, and policy  and budget  analyses,  assist  …

Working with women and youth for a better future in East Africa

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW’s Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa (Fit for Life) project is an excellent example of how an integrated approach can be adopted to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This EU funded three-year programme (2011 to 2014), worked to improve the health and livelihoods of those excluded from the formal labour market, especially women and youth. By …

‘Lessons Learned’ Forum – Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa

Diana Shuma HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

On 14th June 2014, DSW Tanzania officially closed the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa Project(AKA Fit for Life, FFL) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania after four years of implementation in Babati District,Manyara Region and Arusha and Meru Districts,Arusha Region. The project has played a critical role of promoting women and youth participation in the aspect of economic …

Working together for decent work – Celebrating the achievements of Fit for Life!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Today in Nairobi, over 90 people – from DSW, the Kenyan government, the many partner organisations  and project beneficiaries, the EU delegation, the German embassy and our partners in the Fit for Life project from Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania – came together to draw the project to a close. Fit for Life, or “Working Together for Decent Work” started in 2011 …

Celebrating International Nurses Week in Tanzania

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

In Tanzania, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare joined the world to commemorate the International Nurses week (May 9th-12th, 2014) to honour the dedicated services provided by the nursing community. At national level the celebration was conducted in the Arusha region and the climax day was graced by His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete at Amri Abeid Stadium Arusha. During the …

DSW launches family planning policy and budget analysis reports in East Africa

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation

  Inadequate resources contribute to poor family planning indicators (FP). DSW, as part of our ‘Euroleverage’ programme, seeks to address the unmet need for FP services in East Africa through increased funding by seeking to ensure that international, national and sub-national budgets for family planning are enhanced in line with long-standing internationally agreed commitments.   In order to bolster these …

DSW Reading List – March 5th

Eoghan Walsh Reading List

  Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   As CSOs look towards the post-2015 framework, and where global health will fit in, Chatham House have published a paper on the possibility of establishing …