Project RMA adds Tanzania to focus countries
1st June 2007
On June 27, Project RMA met by teleconference and among the outcomes of the meeting was the decision to add Tanzania to the list of countries (which so far includes Burkina Faso and Uganda) where Project RMA will focus its work. Up to three more countries are yet to be selected. Evidence is currently being gathered for Phase II of the Istanbul Country studies with the help of HLSP, and a research trip is being planned for late July, which will include an assessment of civil society for Tanzania.
Work on the Advocacy Toolkit has also progressed, with rollout scheduled for the next membership meeting in October. The Toolkit contains three components: 1) a "How-To Guide" which provides guidance on selecting advocacy objectives, creating effective messages and reaching decision-makers with effective communication; 2) a package of tools and templates such as PowerPoints, policy briefs, and fact sheets; and 3) an information bank with sources that will be linked to the SSWG one-stop technical resource databank.
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June 2007, RHSC