Domestic Resource Mobilization for Countering the Shrinking Space for Civil Society

Faced with significant pressure as restrictions on foreign funding, barriers to registration, intervention in CSOs’ internal affairs, and other forms of harassment, organizations working on social change on the continent are seeking to diversify their funding and strengthen their local support base. But does domestics resource mobilization improve the operating environment for civil society in Africa? Does it have effects on civic space?

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  1. Consolata Chikoti

    It is imperative that in addition to the already interventions in place to foster community resource mobilization as well instill the philanthropic culture amongst CSOs, legal reforms to ameliorate and widen the scope of the later to generate resources for non-profit purposes should as well be focused on. In Tanzania for instance the compulsory registration of CSOs under one umbrella limit the freedom of these actors to diversify their objectives and mandate to be able to utilize unlimited avenues to generate resources. In an environment like this it is hard to tell how will the CSOs cease to depend on donor funding

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