Funded by: Government of the Netherlands and Embassy of Sweden in Dar es Salaam
- Established by UN-HABITAT with technical support from the International Centre for Prevention of Crime (ICPC) under the umbrella of UNDP Dar es Salaam with core Dutch and Swedish support.
- Project is located within the Dar es Salaam City Council and in each of the three municipalities of Ilala, Kinondoni, and Temeke.
- Crime Prevention Strategy developed through focus group discussions and stakeholder workshops.
- Strategy focuses on: promoting a culture of adherence to law, reducing unemployed youth at risk, sensitising residents on the need to fight crime through strategies developed by themselves, community-oriented policing, and re-establishing ward tribunals to expedite law and by-law enforcement and trial of minor offences.
- Sensitisation and awareness campaign conducted to mobilise key partners at local level and encourage civil society participation.
- Pilot projects include:
- Neighborhood watch initiative (Sungu Sungu)
- Employment creation and skills training for youth
- Safety audit for women
- Establishment of Ward Tribunals
- A victimisation survey in March 2000 and March 2004
- Auxiliary police (city police) established and trained with support from ICPC. A recent evaluation (June 2003) indicates measures to be taken to strengthen this initiative.
- Institutionalization in the city’s new municipal authorities is completed (specific Safer Cities units have been established or this purpose).
- Activities focus on supporting community initiatives and violence against women,institutional capacity building and development of ward tribunals.
- Project replication to other towns in Tanzania is ongoing. Victimization studies have already been undertaken in a few towns nd a workshop with city authorities from various towns has been held in March 2004.
- A review and evaluation of the Safer Cities Dar programme was undertaken in September 2004.
Safer Cities Dar es Salaam
Anna Mtani & Samwel Lyimo
P.O. Box 9084, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 (022) 2130959
Fax: +255 (022) 2130961