CCT is an ecumenical Christian Body in Tanzania whose members are churches and church related organizations with a vision of being a committed, faithful, transparent and accountable instrument.
It has been operational since 1934.
This is a special program under Development and Advocacy Directorate. It aims to ensure responsive and inclusive engagement of women and girls in political life from grassroots to national
levels leading to equal access to justice for all and promote women’s economic empowerment and opportunities to participate in the labour market with sustainable access to economic resources.
CCT advocacy, policy and governance program focuses on strengthening CCT’s research, policy development and advocacy skills at national level, networking with other agencies with the aim of influencing the policies and practices of the government of Tanzania so that it delivers equitable and sustainable service in the country. Takes a pro-poor perspective to the policy debates in the country, particularly around natural resource governance and promotes actions that favor freedom of religion and peaceful co-existence. The strategies used includes conducting of research, producing and dissemination of simple policy briefs, policy analysis, dialogue meetings with relevant stakeholders, producing of media programs, networking with different stakeholders, lobbying and awareness raising on different issues.
CCT’s advocacy initiatives have registered a number of gains:
CCT has expansive Health and HIV/AIDS Program with diverse projects using different approaches to address critical HIV/AIDS.
These include Most Vulnerable Children (MVC),
Most At Risk Population (MARP), and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAS).
Edina Ntomoe is one of the beneficiaries of the Farming in God’s way training from Chamwino District, Ikowa Ward.
Initially she used her hands in cultivating farms, after receiving trainings she began using the skills recommended by the facilitators to simplify the work.
Now she has bought a cattle plow for agricultural activities
She has also been able to buy galvanized iron for building a residential house. Initially she had a pig project, after that the pigs gave birth
and she was able to sell some of the pigs and earn money that helped her do that.
National widow’s day Celebration of the National widow’s day by the Church members of the CCT in Dodoma 20th, June, 2021 Message Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17 NIV)
CCT in collaboration with BAKWATA, TEC and CPCT, through interfaith program is working hard to create platform for religious leaders,
through which people of different faiths can freely meet and get an opportunity
for conversation that helps in strengthening relationship among community members hence create peace and unity.
Waking the Giant initiative is part of ecumenical initiative hosted by the Christian Council of Tanzania for ACT Tanzania Forum.
The Tanzanian pilot of "Waking the Giant"-WtG was launched in 2018, it aims to strengthen and equip churches and other religious actors
to be at the forefront of more effective implementation of the country's SDG Agenda, focusing on SDG 3,4,5,10 and 16. Henceforth, building the
capacity of churches to contribute effectively to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development.