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Legal Services Facility Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Joined May 2016

Works in Tanzania, covers all districts,focuses on increasing access to justice of poor through legal empowerment strategies such as using trained paralegals who deal with everyday justice problems.

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The LSF was originally designed as a demand side support mechanism for legal aid providers, including paralegals. In the first program phase (2012-2015) the focus was on making good quality Affordable and Acceptable community based paralegal services Available in all districts of the country.
The LSF used and will use its leverage beyond mere grant making, to systematically support and guide the enhancement of legal aid in Tanzania toward increased promotion and protection of human rights through a legal empowerment approach. It developed into an organization, which reforms and re-shapes the legal aid subsector of the country’s justice sector, together with legal aid providers and the government of Tanzania, from national to local level.
Presently basic legal aid services, mostly provided through paralegals, are funded in all 168 districts of Tanzania ensuring increased levels of Accessibility. A cadre of 4,000+ functional paralegals completed paralegal training or is in process of doing so. In 2014 around 40,000 clients were served and 90,000 persons reached with legal and human rights education.

People Associated With This Organization

Agnes Haule

Legal Services Facility Tanzania (Unverified)
Joined March 2019
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
AICIL is a non-governemental organization, non-profit and non-partisan registered under the company act of Tanzania in 2007. We provide legal aid services to the marginalized community, enhance capacity building to the community on legal matters, advocate women rights, inclusion and participation in legal, economic and social matters.

Chitungu Said

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights
I am a development practitioner, with extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation for programmes in health, Civil participation, youth employment and entrepreneurship, agriculture, and legal aid sectors. I have work experiences working in Southern African countries specifically in Angola, Uganda and Tanzania. I have worked with donors like DFID, DANIDA, SIDA, CIDA, BTC, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, EU, etc.
Currently, I am working with Legal services Facility, a basket fund for legal aid sector operating in Tanzania. As Monitoring and evaluation lead, I am supporting over 30 grantees found allover the country. The programme works to support over 4000 paralegals found in most of wards of the country. These paralegals have office in every district of the country, in itself the programme is very huge and unique.

Fortunata Kitokesya

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined October 2012
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am Human rights lawyer, graduated from Central European University, Budapest Hungary. I currently work with Legal Services Facility based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Program Officer Women's rights protection. Our work is through paralegals who are all over the country, therefore they are the one implementing the project on the ground and our approach is legal empowerment of communities. Our area of intervention on women's rights protection is Land, Property and safety & security. For more information about LSF
I believe through this network i will be able to share my experience on legal empowerment from Tanzania also learn from other members about success, challenges and innovations on legal empowerment.

Kees Groenendijk

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined December 2015
Interests: Governance
Managing a basket fund for enhancing access to justice through legal empowerment

Lauden George

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined June 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Health, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Lauden George working with Legal Services Facility in Tanzania as a Senior Data Analysis. My experience is in the field of Monitoring ,Evaluation Result and learning and Data Management

Lulu ng'wanakilala

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined May 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am the CEO of the Legal Services Facility (LSF) in Tanzania. LSF is an organisation that was established as a basket fund to support organisations in Tanzania, that provide legal aid/legal empowerment and implement directly through a network of paralegals across the country. The Legal Services Facility strives to increase access to justice for all, in particular for women and girls, through a legal empowerment approach. LSF channels funding on equal opportunity basis to organizations which provide legal aid and paralegal services and work toward empowerment of women, children and men.

Through these services, individuals and communities are assisted to ensure that their rights are observed, grievances redressed, disputes resolved and that fundamental human rights are protected. LSF provides funding for activities toward legal empowerment in 170 districts and municipalities of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

We directly and indirectly support more than 200 implementing partners such as regional mentor organizations and paralegal units, strategic and urban grantees, which ensure availability and accessibility of quality legal aid services, legal education and facilitate legal empowerment in the communities they serve.

Our strategic objective is to increase access to justice for all, in particular for women and girls.
Key results areas include:
• Accessibility of legal services, in particular for women.
• Legally empowered communities, in particular women and other marginalized groups.
• Conducive environment for legal empowerment.
• Institutional sustainability of legal aid provision and legal empowerment.

Ramadhan Masele

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined August 2017
Interests: Gender-based violence
I am holding an MSC-Development Policy and Practice for Civil Societies with more than 10 years experience in Working with CSO's in Tanzania in different capacities. I would like to learn an be updates on the global information about the development of legal Empowerment and its contributions in facilitating Development of the poor and marginalized communities and people in the globe. Further want to learn more on the practicalities of legal empowerment programs from other countries

Robert Zephania

Legal Services Facility Tanzania (Unverified)
Joined November 2017
Interests: Women's Rights
I am an ambitious & devoted professional with 7 years’ experience working in media, knowledge management, and communications fields in Tanzania. My areas of interest and expertise include media relations, promoting good governance & accountability, social media, gender & diversity. Furthermore, I have excellent communications and presentation skills and I’m open-minded and ready to learn through challenges. My passion is to use my experience, skills and expertise to bring about positive change and foster development in Tanzania and the world at large.

Scholastica Jullu

Legal Services Facility Tanzania
Joined September 2016
Am a lawyer by profession, advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a women human rights activist. I hold masters degree (LL.M) in International Law from Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington D.C- USA.
I have legal expertise (drafting and litigation) and experienced in grant making and grant management, program management, project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and proposal development, managing researches, strategic planning, capacity building, policy advocacy, governance, legal aid and development works.
By joining the network am looking to know more about legal empowerment approach and how to measure legal empowerment projects/programme.
Fortunata Kitokesya is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Services Facility Tanzania.

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