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Democracy and Women's Politics in Germany and Tanzania

BAWACHA politicians in Germany

Women in politics and business was the topic of a one week study trip for ten female CHADEMA politicians in Germany. Various appointments took the group from Hamburg to Berlin and to national and local political institutions, party head quarters, trade unions and business associations.

Faith is the Fountain of Love, Peace and Understanding

Third Inter-Religious Dialogue on Peace Building

On 14 November, 30 representatives of religious communities in Tanzania convened for a meeting in Dar es Salaam. KAS and IRCPT had invited to yet another event in their successful series of interreligious dialogues. For the first time the Zanzibar Interfaith Center (ZIC) and the Joint Committee of Religious Leaders for Peace and Tranquility Zanzibar (JCRLPTZ) were also on board: ten delegates from Zanzibar represented their organizations from the islands. The aim of the event among other things, was to get the organizations to know each other and link up on their so important work.

BAVICHA Chairman in Estonia

Discussion about Refugees in Europe

Following an invitation by the KAS office in Tallinn, Charles Wegesa Heche travelled to Estonia from 12th to 14th November to take part in the discussion about refugees in Europe. BAVICHA is the youth organisation of CHADEMA, the biggest opposition party in Tanzania. CHADEMA is also one of the partners of KAS in Tanzania.



Supported by presentations of three high-level experts, the event of the Tanzanian Constitutional Forum Jukwaa la Katiba and Friedrich-Ebert- and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Tanzania aimed on fostering civil society organizations (CSOs) continued active involvement in the constitutional reform process in the country. The audience consisted of about 200 academics, representatives of political parties, pupils and interested individuals, as well as numerous representatives of various CSOs in Tanzania.

Freiheit und Demokratie fördern in einer multipolaren Welt

Mitarbeiterkonferenz Afrika und Naher Osten der KAS in Arusha/Tansania

Eröffnet durch Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, Vorsitzender der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, fand vom 1. bis 7. September 2013 die Mitarbeiterkonferenz aller Leiter der Auslandbüros der Stiftung in Afrika und im Nahen Osten statt. Neben Gesprächen mit hochrangigen Vertretern von BMZ und GIZ standen die Themen „Politischer Islam“, sicherheitspolitische Fragen, „Rohstoffökonomien, Entwicklung und Demokratie“ sowie das Verhältnis zu den politischen Partnern der KAS im Mittelpunkt der Tagung in der tansanischen Stadt Arusha, dem Sitz der East African Community.

Young People´s Responsibility for Democracy and Sustainable Development

International Youth Conference

In cooperation with BAVICHA, the youth wing of Tanzania's biggest opposition party CHADEMA, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a multi-day workshop providing young and politically involved people from all over the world with a platform for exchange.

Konflikte: Identifikation, Prävention und Bewältigung

Interreligiöser Dialog auf Sansibar

In den vergangenen Monaten führten Anschläge auf christliche und muslimische Repräsentanten und Einrichtungen sowie gewaltsame Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Muslimen und Christen über das Recht des Schlachtens immer wieder zu Verletzten und Todesopfern, sowohl auf dem tansanischen Festland als auch auf der vorgelagerten Insel Sansibar. Dies nahm die KAS zum Anlass, dort zu einem interreligiösen Dialog einzuladen. Die Veranstaltung fand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Joint Committee of Religious Leaders for Peace and Tranquillity Zanzibar (JCRLPTZ) und dem Zanzibar Interfaith Center (ZanZic) statt.

First Draft of the New Constitution

Roundtable Discussion with CSOs

On June 3rd, 2013 the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), also known as the Warioba Commission, issued to the public the draft of the new Constitution, inviting more inputs to the documents, which is going to make sweeping changes in the country’s socio-economic and political landscape. Responding to the invitation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Jukwaa la Katiba Tanzania jointly organized a one-day expert roundtable discussion on the First Draft of the New Tanzanian Constitution.

Peace and Tolerance in Tanzania

JUWAQUTA Event in Coast Region

On 15th of June, members and leaders of JUWAQUTA convened for a workshop in Ikwiriri in Tanzania's southern Coast Region to get informed about religious tolerance and peace. Richard Shaba, Programme Coordinator of KAS Tanzania travelled to the Region to help facilitating the training.

CHADEMA Zonal Training for Trainers

Capacity Building for local representatives of the opposition party

Following the CHADEMA Training of Trainers in Morogoro in April 2013, further education programs within the party took place from 8th – 12th May 2013 in Mwanza, Arusha, Mbeya and Shinyanga. Local representatives were empowered to spread the party program in their respective administrative areas and gain new followers for the main opposition party in Tanzania. Until the upcoming local and national elections in 2014 and 2015 CHADEMA and their program are to be known around the country and in all electoral districts politicians can set up for election.

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