CCRs work is evolving

CCR will focus on working at the intersection of child protection, good governance and technology.

CCRs urban governance intervention involves

  1. Researching the inter-personal and political dynamics in 15 wards in order to understand the incentives and blocks to change; and to identify people who are trying to “do the right thing.”
  2. Facilitating a deliberative dialogue process in 15 wards in Arusha with 750 citizens, elected councillors, public servants, frontline staff, and representatives of the Children’s Council, so that they start to intervene as bystanders in situations when they see a child suffering, identify their priorities for investment in the ward for submission to the Ward Development Committee; and develop costed child protection plans for their ward. 
  3. Improving and expanding the text message service “Councillor Connect” so that citizens across Arusha city can communicate with their councillors; receive public service announcements; rate councillors’ performance; and monitor if plans made by the Ward Development Committee are translating into improvements in service delivery. 

We will better involve children in the urban governance intervention by inviting the Junior Council members for each ward to participate in the Deliberative Dialogue process where they identify their child protection priorities for inclusion into ward development plans. 

We will scale up the Urban Governance intervention and Councillor Connect by supporting CCRs amplification partners to deliver the intervention in Mvomero, Ilemela and Kirua Vunjo; equipping champions to promote the method within the children’s sector, and within Parliament and by seeking funding to roll out the method to Ubungo and Illala municipalities. 

We will advance the goals of the Transform Africa Alliance by understanding the

  • Functioning of the market of institutional care, and thus incentives and blocks to change. 
  • Impacts of long-term institutional care on children and their functioning as young adults, and on their families.
  • Motivations of people who establish and run care homes. 
  • Theorizing how a process of care reform could unfold in Tanzania. 
  • Developing a national advocacy strategy that will catalyse a national conversation about the need for care reform.