CTECO’s focus is to strengthening the capability of elites to work together, connecting with other stakeholders to work with relevant state and non-state development actors across different levels, and voicing the views of at-risk local people and local realities.
Undertaking joint actions such as the Frontline program, including Views from the Frontline and Action at the Frontline to engage members and create a valuable opportunity to work together. The work is to strengthen the ability of stakeholders and the communities to learn from local experience and to undertake joint actions. The principle of repeating cycles of action and learning, to identify new and effective ways of working to build resilience in our communities.
Since 13th Feb 2018, when the PMO-DMD’s office launched the “One Health Coordination Desk” of which its implementation will basically be through the Disaster Management Committees at all levels i.e. Village, Ward, District, Region and National levels, a lot is expected to take place;
:1) Growing membership for both CTECO and the GNDR Network: working hand in hand with the PMO-DMD to establish the Disaster Management Committees which include CSOs, Humanitarian Organizations and Prominent persons the membership is increasing steadily.
2) CTECO contributions towards a stronger global collaboration: GNDR has established a global institutional capacity to enable civil society to work in a more coherent and coordinated manner, including working with PMO-DMD to establish the Disaster Management Committees as outlined in the Disaster Management Acts of the Republic of Tanzania involving Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
3) Enhanced policy monitoring: The groundbreaking monitoring initiative Views from the Frontline involved the mobilization of Disaster Management Committees (DMCs) right from grassroots levels in the Republic of Tanzania leading to a participatory local monitoring process measuring progress in strengthening community resilience.
4) Improved advocacy: Elites to initiate a National advocacy campaign to review the Disaster Clubs in Educational institutions and promote the important role of Disaster Management Committees (DMCs) in ensuring the development and implementation of resilience policies and practices that are informed by, and connected to, local realities.
5) Increased sharing of knowledge and practice: The action-research disaster program especially focused on the implementation of the One Health Program by advocating for an improved communication reporting system and sharing of knowledge, making it available to communities, CSOs, and local and national governments to strengthen understanding and action on community resilience. We will continue to engage with stakeholders concerned with disaster reduction, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation, encouraging people concerned with these themes to work together on integrated actions that strengthen resilience and achieve sustainable development.