ForumCC – also known as the Tanzanian Civil Society Forum on Climate Change –is an association of civil society organisations committed to work on climate change in their own programmes as well as through advocacy. It brings together development and environment organizations, those with technical skills and those with a more delivery and advocacy focus. This combination of organisations is important to ensure effective engagement of civil society that draws on the range of skills and perspectives of different organisations, such as linking the research groups with those that can use research findings for advocacy.
ForumCC has been operating since October 2008. The Forum was formalized in October 2009, and received funding from DFID for its first year of operations.
Purpose of the Forum
To ensure effective and informed engagement of Civil Society Organisations in Tanzania on Climate Change issues for the benefit of the environment and people in poverty who are affected.
Main Areas of Engagement and Related Activities
- Helping ForumCC members in influencing and advocating for an effective response to CC from the national to global level.
- Supporting effective coordination and information sharing among CSOs in Tanzania on CC issues.
- Strengthening capacity of CS in Tanzania to respond to CC in their programme and advocacy work.