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  • The Madrasa Resource Centre in Zanzibar works with local communities to develop and manage their pre-schools, provides training to teachers both within and beyond the Madrasa Programme, and collaborates with government and other civil society actors in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector to facilitate policy implementation.
    AKDN / Zahur Ramji
  • Members of Muungoni Village Organisation discuss their agricultural production, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Members of Muungoni Village Organisation, meet to discuss their agricultural production in the company of Mr. Mohamed Bhaloo, Zanzibar Liaison Officer.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Village Organisation groups in Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Village Organisation groups in Paje, Zanzibar, are involved in carpentry, tree planting, crop production and fishing.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
Civil society

Launched in 2014, the East African Institute is a policy forum which conducts research and fosters dialogue with the goal of developing policies to address the most important challenges facing the region, including youth, urbanization, food insecurity, natural resources and climate change.

Dr. Farouk Topan, revered Kiswahili language and literature scholar, leads the development of the Kiswahili Centre and oversees the creation of the first digital Kiswahili collection in the world. This collection will bring together manuscripts and materials on the heritage of the Swahili language and people, encompassing their history, literature, culture and music; manuscripts. These materials will be digitized and made available online to scholars around the world.