CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training

This post from Aris Maro of CC Tanzania outlines their work in support of the Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of small grants designed to help commoners work on projects that make their communities stronger.

Thank you to CC Tanzania for their advocacy work in providing valuable information as representatives of Creative Commons ideals. To learn more or get involved with CC Tanzania, please visit their Twitter, Facebook, or blog.

All photos by Aris Maro, CC BY-SA.


In September 2016, 30 Creative Commons Tanzania Affiliate Team members secured support from CC-HQ under the Awesome Fund and Open University of Tanzania (OUT) for an Advocacy Training to Lugalo Secondary School in Iringa region.

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A 510 Kilometer drive started at OUT’s HQ Dar es Salaam, where we had a brief meeting with Prof. Deus Ngaruko; the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic. It was a pleasure to have OUT’s Management blessings. Among other things, during the briefing, it was clear that our action had support from the university. The team assured the university management of their continued CC advocacy through the existing University networks in the country.

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A team of six (6) Creative Commons Tanzania Affiliate members namely; Janeth Ngwilime, Ummy Ahmed, Naima Julius, Erasmus Rukantabula, Emmauel Thomas & Aristarik Maro completed their one day trip via Mikumi National Park to Iringa region by meeting two newly affiliate members Mr. Dioscory Majaliwa and Mr. Mpeli Mwankusye who were local organizers of the event. It is pleasure to have these two energetic and focused brothers to the team. The team is growing bigger every year.

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