KNOW ABOUT THE TANZANIA TRADE AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE FORUM (TTEJF)
Tanzania Trade and Economic Justice Forum (TTEJF) has been one of the main Coalitions focusing on trade advocacy since 2003. It was established to address the scattered and irregular engagement of the various CSOs/NGOs/FBOs in the Trade Policy processes and EPA negotiations,
The Coalition was formally known as Tanzania CSOs Trade Coalition (TCTC) and members who established the TCTC included: TANGO has been working as secretariat of TCTC with the following members: TANGO, TEDG, ZAMPCO, MVIWATA, HAKIKAZI, SITRADE, UNGO, JOURNALISTS, TAFU, LEAT, TYC, , FAIDAMALI, TALMETA, ACCORD, CGP Tanzania, ANGONET; and International organization: Oxfam GB, Action Aid and KEPA. In the effort to build the Coalition for regular exchanges and advocacy on trade and economic justice issues amongst Civil Society Organizations; the Coalition was registered (registration no. 95869) in December 2012 under the name Tanzania Trade and Economic Justice Forum (TTEJF).
TTEJF secretariat is housed at Tanzania Associations of NGOs (TANGO).
Vision: A world that trade is fair and justice has human face and considers suatainable people centered development, ensuring shared values of economic justice.
Mission: To facilitate equitable economic growth and well being of citizens of Tanzania and EA (East Africa) through lobbying for pro-poor trade policies and advocating for related issues, partnership and coalition building and information sharing
The objective of the Forum
1. To operate as a national Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) network on trade, economic and social justice.
2. To act as the national chapter of regional forums/networks with the purpose of coordinating activities and interventions at national level which are relevant to regional groupings that Tanzania belongs; East Africa Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and any other regional economic agreement.
3. To create awareness, capacity building and to influence bilateral trade negotiations such as Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Partnership with Africa on Trade and Investment Agreement (PATIA) and others to ensure that their outcomes and its implementation accelerate sustainable development efforts and improved livelihoods in Tanzania.
4. To advocate and lobby for economic and social justice based on the fundamental principles of equality and respect for people’s dignity, rights and freedoms to ensure sustainable people centered development.
5. To provide a forum for discussion, information sharing and dissemination of relevant knowledge relating to trade, economic and social justice with the view of empowering and strengthening the voices of the majority marginalized groups in the society.
6. To Influence the multilateral system to ensure that the WTO negotiations and other global processes generate favorable rules and frameworks that are supportive of Tanzania’s, East African Community’s (EAC’s), Southern Africa Development Cooperation’s (SADC’s) and Africa’s economic development efforts.
7. To affiliate to any regional, international regional or bi-lateral bodies as the Board may decide and which affiliation is consistent with and for the purpose of furthering the above objectives.
8. To promote linkages of local member CSOs with national, regional, and international - bilateral/multilateral bodies for the purpose of furthering fair trade, social and economic justice.
1. Capacity Building and awareness creation
2. Research and Policy Analysis
3. Lobbying and Advocacy
4. Information demystification and dissemination
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