Recently Completed: Civil and Political Rights Tracking Project in Tanzania (UHAKIKI)
Integrity is pleased to announce that, in consortium with IPE Triple Line (prime) and Development Pioneer Consultants (DPC), we have recently completed a £1 million three-year DFID project to support the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) in Tanzania to enhance tracking, advocacy and outreach on civil and political rights. The Civil and Political Rights Tracking Project, known as the ‘UHAKIKI’ project, aimed to improve discourse on civil and political rights in Tanzania through on-going and tailored capacity development and technical advisory support to one of Tanzania’s leading human rights organisations. Integrity led on project management and team lead oversight, as well as providing advisory support in areas such as research methodologies, tracking methods, human rights, advocacy, and communications.
The consortium successfully contributed to many key initiatives. These included the co-design of an innovative bottom-up perceptions index to track local expert perceptions of key civil and political rights issues on an annual basis. The consortium also supported LHRC with designing and launching a campaign to target both duty bearers and rights holders on key issues related to Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly. Our advisors provided support on new methods and techniques to engage with both duty bearers and rights holders, and build stronger coalitions for collective action on civil and political rights issues. We worked with LHRC to identify new ways of disseminating findings and recommendations on civil and political rights, through joint working sessions, workshops, and on-going advice and input.
Key to our approach was an adaptive and flexible way of working to identify needs, design approaches, and deliver work that contributed to enhanced tracking and advocacy on civil and political rights
Regular engagement with LHRC was an ongoing priority for our management and technical advisor team, beginning with a gap analysis during the inception phase to understand capacity development needs, followed by regular meetings with LHRC to understand new or evolving needs. Key to our approach was an adaptive and flexible way of working to identify needs, design approaches, and deliver work that contributed to enhanced tracking and advocacy on civil and political rights.