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Local Democracy Talks: How do we increase women’s political participation and leadership in Tanzania?

October 21, 2021 , kl. 09:00 10:15

(09.00-10.15 CET, 10.00-11.15 EAT)

Why is women’s formal participation and leadership so low in Tanzania?

Welcome to a live streamed discussion with panelists representing local governments, faith-based institutions, civil society, UN Women and the Government of Tanzania. The livestream is organised together with Swedish Embassy in Tanzania and Act Church of Sweden


Erasmina Massawe, Programme Specialist – Leadership Political Participation and Governance Section, UN Women Tanzania

Father Kitima, The General Secretary of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC)

Martha Daud Luleka, former district council director, Sikonge

Selina Wilson Msenga, Deputy Mayor Kibaha

Moderator: Deus Valentine

Questions to be raised:

  • Women’s formal participation and leadership at the local level in Tanzania is low- why is it so? And what strategies are there to address the concerns?
  • How can we increase women’s local participation and leadership in the economic, political and religious domains?
  • How can culture and religion contribute to increased formal participation and leadership by women? Are there any good examples and best practices?


UN Women

Tanzania Episcopal Conference, TEC

Sikongo District