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Malkia Maji 2023 Program: Open Call to Apply

Access to potable water is still a challenge to many in Tanzania. However, this is not a major development threat in cities like Dar es salaam, where more than 80% of the population has water access. Other water challenges such as flood management, waterborne diseases and inadequate sanitation services are costing the urban environments huge sums of money, lives and time —all such crucial elements for community development.

The #MalkiaMaji Program intends to identify, build capacity and support active women in Tanzania who are to lead social behavioural changes and policy reforms in their communities for the water sector. This program will be running for three days, with workshops and lectures to equip the women with essential skills to assist them to excel in their Malkia journey for a year ahead and beyond.
A holistic approach to this program is to allow the fellows “Malkia” to lead change in the water sector for their communities. Extending from the learnings from this program, the fellows are expected to spend the rest of the year engaging with the local communities to inspire, ignite and spread solutions for water challenges they identify in the respective communities.

Fellows Eligibility
This program is expected to identify and recruit young women who are agents of change in their communities, with a passion for environmental conservation and the will to demonstrate solutions to some of the most pressing water issues in the country.

  • Between the ages of 15 to 35 Tanzanian young women.
  • Deep understanding of contemporary issues in the community
  • Leading or aspiring to lead impact in her community
  • Experience working in environmental conservation projects, water-specific is a plus.
  • Able to travel in the country within a month of notification where needed
  • Decent presence on social media platforms
  • A basic understanding of policy and governance processes is a bonus
  • Good command of both English and Kiswahili languages is desired.
Program Key Dates
  • Opening of the Program Application: January 28, 2023,
  • Closing of the Program Application: February 14, 2023,
  • Virtual Sessions: March 6 to March 7, 2023,
  • On-site workshop: March 8, 2023,
  • Fellows Community Actions: March 10 to December 20, 2023
Learn More about this program here:
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