Wajibika programmes embrace human rights perspective in undertaking evidence – based advocacy through social accountability interventions. The activities lay under the four programmes inclined in each department. By employing different social accountability approaches, Wajibika will implement these core programme elements. The approach will enable citizens to participate in, and eventually take ownership of the social accountability initiatives to sustain programmes. Each programme will strategically create partnerships with international and national institutions; including ministries, agencies, CSOs and networks in order to better identify and serve programme beneficiaries.
Social Service Governance Programme (SSGP)
Wajibika seek to promote public social service delivery systems through interventions in three public social service sectors of education, health and water. The programme will work to enhance education systems accountability and quality of service, attribute to improving health systems accountability and quality of care, and ensure an increased water systems accountability, sanitation and hygiene.
Human Rights and Social Protection Governance Programme (HSGP)
We believe in the state that protect human rights and dispense services by abiding into laws. In the furtherance of such conviction, the organization anticipates to promote human rights and inclusive social protection systems by advocating for increased citizens engagement in law making processes and improved justice systems. It will also contribute to improvement of social protection systems by influencing public actions to address risks, vulnerability and chronic poverty. There will be review of policies and strategies designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability in order to forge advocacy strategy for promoting efficient labour market, diminishing peoples exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to manage economic and social risks, such as unemployment, exclusion, sickness, disability and old age
Civic Engagement and Democratic Governance Programme (CDGP)
Civic space and actions flourish well in strong democratic systems. A sound democratic system provides enough space for citizens’ engagement and participation. It is so precise to say all meaningful development frameworks results from well-defined democratic systems and broad engagement of citizens. Thus, development depends on a state of democracy and accountable processes. The programme will work to ensure democratic processes are part and parcel of lives of all people in Tanzania and that; there is a continuous creation of democratic opportunities for young generation and youth.
The programmes will conduct studies and scale down large findings to smaller strategic advocacy activities to better craft interventions based on target groups and improve message clarity. The successful combination of analytical findings and citizens voices will build a more strategic action for change. Intervention activities will be tailored to appropriate target broad spectrum of citizens and existing structures such as community meetings, village and ward councils, council boards, councilors, and council management teams. At central level, the programme will work with institutions, ministries, parliamentarian portfolio committees, National Election Commission and the office of political parties registrar.
Sustainable Environment and Economic Governance Propramme (EEGP)
Experience demonstrates that management of public resources and economic wellbeing sail together while the environment is a twofold determinant of the two in realizing better life. They are interdependent because improvement in the economy is determined by state of public resource management. The environment plays two roles in the two; as a source of resources and as resource to both. The state of the economy and resources is determined by how sustainably the environment is governed. Thus, the design of Environment and Economic Governance Programme considered a robust promotion of sustainable environment and economic governance systems.
Tanzania is by constitutional an economic independent country. Since independence the Nation has from amongst many pillars considered the economy as the main tool to promote social change, leave alone political endeavors. The country transformed itself from state owned economy to mixed economy. Although, freshly the private sector has taken the driver’s seat of the economy, the state still commands some of potential drivers. Its mandatory involvement has impact on economic systems and governance. The involvement of the government in economic processes requires a sound system and responsive governance. Without which, there may not be harmony between the two interdependent parties; the private sector and government. In order to prevent avoidable risks of messing up the economy, systemic action from multiple actors is a must.
Wajibika, particularly, has set a strategic call of action in addressing economic systems accountability to complement efforts of the government in seeking continuous improvements. The programme will be monitoring the status of national economic condition, sources of revenue, public expenditures and developments in the private sector.
A special focus would be on agriculture. For many years and many reasons, agriculture has been the main economic drive in Tanzania. This alone makes it vulnerable to economic systems and governance; it cut across to so many benefits of the economy including systems for poverty alleviation, creation of employment, stimulation of businesses, and sustenance of peace and security.
The programme will strongly advocate for improved agriculture planning and budgeting processes and monitor its multiplier effect towards public social service sectors. The interventions will also monitor performance of value addition, effective and efficiency use of agricultural resources so as to bust up economic condition of citizens.
It is from this school of thought, Wajibika plans to devise environmental initiative on governance perspective. The programme anticipates to asses the governing laws and policy frameworks in order to advocate for improved systems and sustainable environment in the country. Through monitoring activities at local level, the programme will be in a position to collect data and analyse them to inform the decision makers and citizens.