wajibika

Welcome to Wajibika

Wajibika means "be accountable" in Swahili, is a citizens – based initiative incorporate in Tanzania with a focus on improving provision of social services through social accountability on the essential public service sectors of education and health as well as agriculture sector being an economic drive at local levels. Our remit is to influence change on local government systems in collaboration with citizens, government and other stakeholders pillaring on these three key program areas of Education, Health and Agriculture. We strive to empower citizens to monitor public resources at local level in a way that sustainable change would be effected by themselves and not government or donors.

The establishment of Wajibika is a succession plan of youth – based voluntary programs that has been since 2009 implemented within the Tanzania Youth Development Agenda (TAYODA) at local government levels before its strategic move in 2013 to a more focused social advocacy organization. Establishment of Wajibika vested on gross experience drawn from youth activities done in regions of Mwanza, Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, specifically in Mpwapwa District. Bringing this goal into reality, Wajibika implement various advocacy activities at local level under its five years Strategic Plan (2014 – 2019) mainly focusing on Public Social Accountability Monitoring (PSAM) in areas of education, health and agriculture sectors assessing local government planning processes and governance system. In connection to this, the organisation has been clearly considerably incoorparated four cross-cutting issues of gender, environment, HIV/AIDS and public finances in its program areas. 

Our programs designed to scale up local government systems from slow progress to substantive improvement in service delivery at community level. Under the auspices of Wajibika, indigenous CBOs and citizens would be strengthened, reinforced, and transferred with competencies to comprehensively monitor accountability of our program areas.

Wajibika is governed by a Board of Directors made of six vibrant individuals. Daily organizational undertakings are organized by a self – enthusiastic and voluntary management team led by the Director, Program Coordinator, Administrator and three Program Officers. However, other key program services are apparently outsourced to professional providers.