TACOSODE is an abbreviation for the Tanzania Council for Social Development.   It is a new name for what was formerly known as the National Council on Social Welfare Services registered in February 1965 as a voluntary coordinating body for NGOs in the country.   It is thus a National Umbrella Non – Governmental Organization with a status of a Council.   The new name was adopted in 1987 when the Council shifted its focus from welfare orientation to social development.   Thus since 1987, the Council’s activities and focus has been on empowering local NGOs/CBOs, Local Government Structures especially at lower levels and the communities to be able to master their environment.   Currently, TACOSODE has more than 250 member NGOs/CBOs spread all over the country.




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  1. Public Information on the work of NGOs and CBOs and linking them with the government/public education and awareness raising on public policies/participation in formulation  of public policies and programs by providing inputs in technical committees, task forces and NGO forum. We provide a forum for Lobbying and advocating for the rights...
    HOW SERVICES REACH INTENDED COMMUNITY. Organizing meetings, workshops and seminars. Conducting demand driven skills training for capacity building. Joint project planning and management. Production and distribution of newsletter. Exchange and sharing of information through internet i.e. email, websites and promoting e – dialogue and debates.    
Increased number of active NGO member affiliates from 76 in 1990 to 250 in 2010. Promoting capacities of 89 district NGOs and CBOs on planning and managing HIV/AIDS interventions and work with local government authorities. Promoting development and strengthening capacities of 36 district based NGO networks. Building the capacities of 100 organizations and...
  TACOSODE believes in:   Accountability Transparency Professionalism Diversity Integrity; and Constructive engagement    
  TACOSODE’s Office Mikocheni A, Old Bagamoyo Road, Msonge Street, Plot #265/266 P.O. Box 63196, Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA Emails: tacosode@yahoo.com Web: www.tacosode.or.tz