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Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. It is a new citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. We seek to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account … (full text Homepage and latest publications).

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Address: Twaweza in Tanzania, 127 Mafinga Road, off Kinondoni Road, PO Box 38342, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;

About us: Twaweza is an independent East African initiative that was established in 2009 by Rakesh Rajani, a Tanzanian civil society leader who founded HakiElimu and served as its first executive director until the end of 2007. 

Twaweza’s approach and theory of change is built on the lessons from the HakiElimu experience, as well as wide ranging conversations across East Africa conducted through 2008 and a review of the literature. Hivos provided the incubation space for Twaweza’s development, and currently houses the initiative before it becomes fully independent by 2013. Hivos is registered in the East African countries as a non-profit company (company limited by guarantee with no share capital).

Twaweza’s approach and its policies, systems and procedures reflect a set of key values around effective and transparent governance. Five key values and principles guide our work: Effectiveness and accountability; transparency and communication; ethical integrity; reflection and learning and responsibility and initiative. Read more about our values.
Our donors

Twaweza is supported by a consortium of five donors who provide long-term support towards the overall program. These are Sida, DFID, the Hewlett Foundation, SNV and Hivos. Twaweza provides one set of annual and half year reports to all its donors.

Twaweza’s budget.

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