Pastoral Womens Council

Updates from our Initiatives to Support Local CBOs to Thrive & Organization Developments

In September, PWC held a three-day training for seven grassroots CBOs aimed at improving the CBOs’ staffs’ ability to properly monitor and evaluate (M&E) organizational project activities as well as develop the organizational MEL framework. The training covered approaches to M&E, theory of change and introduced various tools to track the impact of their interventions in the target community. At the end of the training, participants agreed to develop an organizational log frame by November 2022.

PWC recently recruited a climate change officer who will help guide pastoralist communities through the challenging process of adaptation to environmental changes in order to build climate resilience and reduce vulnerability. We welcomed Namayani Edward to the PWC team in September to support this role. Namayani is a young professional with a master’s in Climate Change and Sustainable Development and vast experience in community engagement and research within her community and in Tanzania. She has over eight years of experience in land use planning, sustainable rangelands management and climate change as a cross cutting agenda. Working with pastoralist and other communities on land use and rangelands management, Namayani has a high interest to continue working and researching sustainable rangelands management and agriculture as an alternative means of survival for her community.
PWC was invited to present our work to the Ngorongoro District Council. We received recognition for compliance with government regulations, efforts in community development and our collaborations with relevant authorities.
PWC was invited to attend the Annual Regional Education Learning Initiative (RELI) convened in Dar-es-Salaam and share our experience in implementing the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) methodology. The RELI network is a member-driven initiative comprising of 70+ East African organizations working to ensure inclusive learning for all children in East Africa. Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is an evidence-backed educational approach that helps children develop basic reading and mathematics skills. PWC has trained teachers in twenty-one schools in our target districts on how to use the TaRL methodology to improve learning outcomes. Our presentation was about the successes and challenges in implementing Teaching at the Right Level in secondary schools’ slow learners, a programme which has been implemented for the first time in Tanzania by PWC.