TACOSODE is an abbreviation for the Tanzania Council for Social Development. It is a new name for what was formerly known as the National Council on Social Welfare Services registered in February 1965 as a voluntary coordinating body for NGOs in the country. It is thus a national umbrella Non-Governmental organization with a status of a council. The new name was adopted in 1987 when the Council shifted its focus from welfare orientation to social development. Thus since 1987 the council activities and focus has been empowering local NGOs/CBO’s and communities to be able to master the environment.
TACOSODE is affiliated to the international Council on Social Welfare – the World organisation promoting social development, with headquarters in the Hague Netherlands. By virtue of that, TACOSODE enjoys a UN consultation status and accreditation in UN organized conferences. The Council is also a member to Environmental Liason Centre International (ELCI) with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Penal Reform international (PRI) with headquarters in London, UK and Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) with headquarters in London, UK.
Capable CSOs working for social justice.
TACOSODE is an umbrella NGO aiming at improving the capacities of NGOs and CBOs to deliver quality services through training, networking, policy analysis, lobbying and advocacy.
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