Dodoma, Tanzania: City of Peace
Welcome to Jaruo Bizimungu Karebe who together with his colleagues have established Dodoma, Tanzania: City of Peace. Jaruo is Executive Director at Tanzania Peace, Legal Aid & Justice Center (PLAJC) and Human rights monitor at Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) and Member of Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC). He is currently coordinating youth and women programs with my main duties that include conflict management capacity programs, education and training and the role of education in exacerbating conflict or promoting reconciliation.
Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.
Dodoma city is designated national capital of Tanzania since 1974 (pending complete transfer of official functions from Dar es Salaam), eastern Africa, about 300 miles (480 km) inland (west) from the Indian Ocean. The economy is primarily agricultural and citizens are engaged in small-scale farming carried on in immediate proximity to residential quarters.
Building Tanzanian society with equality, peace and security for sustainable development of the country.
To minimize violation of peace and human rights through promotion of conflict analysis and resolution for sustainable peace and security and sustainable development in local and nation level.
The main goals are;
• To promote conflict management and resolution for sustainable peace and harmony in Tanzania.
• To enhance capacities of community groups and CSOs, Legal aid services and human rights protection and awareness including child rights and Gender-based Violence.
• To empower Women and Youth participation in aspect of conflicts resolution and Peace process.
• To strengthen local, national and international poverty interventions through economic empowerment programs to enable effective engagement in poverty reduction efforts as set out in the National policies such as Vision 2025 and the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP) as well as the world Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.
• To empower women and Youth with Economic skills through Entrepreneurship trainings
• To promote the existence of sustainable peace, security, and economic growth in order to achieve equality in the country, in accordance with the Declaration on a Culture of Peace 1999 and Declaration on the Right to Development 1986 as its overall
Letter of Intent
ABOUT JARUO BEZIMUNGU KAREBE and His Organization
Jaruo Bizimungu Karebe is an Executive Director of Tanzania Peace, Legal Aid and Justice Center (PLAJC), Human rights monitor at Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) and Member of Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC). He is currently coordinating youth and women programs including conflict management, facilitation and promotion of women and youth towards participation on development and peace in the country.
He promotes awareness towards improving attitudes of youth and women to contribute on global harmony and poverty eradication for sustainable development through sports and different methods to ensuring their contribution on achieving SDGs objectives. He empowers youths and women on entrepreneurial skills and agribusiness skills basing on the opportunities available in their surrounding context (communities).
Jaruo is also working with with Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) as Chair of National Branch of OAYouth in Tanzania, which is an international organization working on youth programs and projects. He works as Project Coordinator at Tanzania youth entrepreneurship empowerment project, coordination for the Tanzania Peace, Legal Aid and Justice Centre (PLAJC) in collaboration with True Maisha Training Co. Limited and Ministry of Information, Youth and Sport Tanzania.
As an executive director, Jaruo provides advice and support to PLAJC board management on conflicts analysis and management, research, youth and women issues to ensure that youth and women equity principles are incorporated into all policies and activities and to design, plan and implementation of trainings on youths and women-related topics.
The Tanzania Peace, Legal Aid and Justice Centre (PLAJC) Registered Under the (NGO) Act 14/08/2014 registration number 00NGO/00007461). PLAJC intends to work with other stakeholders including local, national and international organizations that are well versed in the organization vision, mission, programs and objectives. This collaboration extends to religious organizations, individuals and development partners. Likewise, it intends to cooperate with the United Nations (UN), its agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
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ABOUT DODOMA, TANZANIA (from Wikipedia)
Dodoma (literally “It has sunk” in Gogo), officially Dodoma Urban District, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956. Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania). It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern of Tanzania.
Dodoma was founded in 1907 by German colonists during construction of the Tanzanian central railway. In 1973, the Tanzanian government announced that the capital would be moved from Dar es Salaam to a more central location to better serve the needs of the people. Dodoma was selected for this purpose, as it was an already established town at a major crossroads with an agreeable climate, impressive landscape, and room for development. American architect James Rossant developed a master plan for the new capital in 1986, sponsored by the Nations. Tanzania’s National Assembly moved there in February 1996, but many government offices remain in Dar es Salaam, which remains the commercial capital.
Dodoma city is designated national capital of Tanzania since 1974, in eastern Africa, about 300 miles (480 km) inland (west) from the Indian Ocean. The economy is primarily agricultural and citizens are engaged in small-scale farming carried on in immediate proximity to residential quarters.
Unfortunately, any initiatives to implement that were hampered during the administrations of Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Benjamin Mkapa and Jakaya Kikwete. Come 2015 and Dr John Magufuli renews the big promise to rollout the move to Dodoma. The President used the Heroes Day occasion of last weekend in Dodoma to further reiterate the pledge by going beyond repeating it: he gave clear deadlines. The President now wants all ministries to move their headquarters and operate from Dodoma by October 2020
The government has been challenged to prepare clear-cut strategies that will enable the private sector to come up with an appropriate business plan on how to tap the emerging potential in the form of the move to Dodoma, the new capital designate. Both the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TSPF) and an economist from the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) have positively received the government’s directives to shift to the new capital. They equally see the move as an important step to diversify industrial sector, open business opportunities in the region and decongest the country’s commercial city, Dar es Salaam.
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