This strategic plan is an outcome of a shared vision developed from stakeholders aspirations of which create sparks that lifts TECDEN out of the mundane. In the process the strategic plan instills the courage and determination to raise the ECD challenges at the family, community, ECD service providers, the government both central and local, and other stakeholders including the donor community.
Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN) seeks to see Tanzania where all infants and young children have their rights and needs met to enable their development to full potential by the year 2025 and beyond. To achieve this, TECDEN has a mission to work in partnership with other networks, coalitions, institutions and like minded stakeholders to influence policies, programmes and practices related to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by sharing information, experiences and generating knowledge and understanding on ECD and influence change towards early investments in young children 0-8 years at all levels in Tanzania.
The result areas include: Research; Capacity Building; ECD awareness raising; and Management with Strategic Objectives that include:
1: To inform realities on issues and needs of young children through Quality Researches and documentation
2: To Enhance TECDENs’ capacity to effectively contribute to improving the situation of young children.
3: To Influence and monitor policies and practices to better address the rights and needs of young children
4: To strengthen Organizational and Institutional Capacity of the network