Tanzania Institutional Capacity Building Program
The Tanzania-Institutional Capacity Building (TZ-ICB) Program supports the first two goals of PEPFAR's strategy for the next five years in Tanzania: (1) to transition from an emergency HIV response to sustainable country programs; (2) to strengthen government capacity to lead the response to this epidemic and other health demands.
Between 2005 and 2010 in Tanzania, there was a rapid expansion in the amount of funding available to support the national HIV & AIDS response which led to greater public knowledge about HIV prevention; increases in voluntary counseling and testing; increasing numbers of patients enrolled in treatment; and the development of national strategic policies that address the epidemic. Although these successes have improved health outcomes, much still needs to be done to sustain and expand these advancements. The TZ-ICB Program helps to build the institutional capacity of seven key public, health sector, local organizations that are playing a key role in the National response to HIV/AIDS to support high-impact, sustainable programs that respond to the epidemic.
Keanahikishime defines institutional capacity building as the strengthening of institutional vision, mission, strategy, structures, systems and processes, as well as management and leadership capacity, to enhance institutional, team and individual performance. The TZ-ICB project’s technical approach to capacity building is to assist local institutions to analyze and fill the gaps in existing HIV programs and activities, as well as identify and respond to new programmatic opportunities. TZ-ICB's capacity building efforts focus on: project management and execution; organizational systems and structures; leadership and management; and, grants management and reporting.