As part of the implementation of its first strategic plan the commission planned for a

Capacity assessment of institution that use or/and develop Kiswahili in EAC partner states

The commission will develop a needs Audit based on the most accurate assessment of the development and the use of Kiswahili in the community. Further the commission will be able to provide research-based policy to the EAC partner states on how to develop and use Kiswahili for regional integration and sustainable development.

To implement this activity the commission held a regional training of trainer’s work shop from

26th To 28th march 2018 and trained four trainers who facilitated the national training of Capacity

Assessors held from 10TH to 11th April, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, united Republic of Tanzania that Trained 32 capacity Assessors.

The National training workshop for the United Republic of Tanzania drew participation for a variety of Kiswahili stakeholders

Who included University lecturers, primary and secondary school teachers media practitioners writers, Religious leaders and as well as University students (Masters and PHD) and government ministries. Capacity Assessors undertook research in different part of the country immediately after training

After the completion of the Draft Capacity Assessment Report the Commission organised a validation workshop from 28th to 29th June 2108 in Arusha Tanzania as per the EAC Calendar of activity. Participants were drawn from Government Ministries that worked on the draft report.

The Validation workshop internalized the draft report and recommended that a matrix be developed by the commission and sent to partner states for further input. Subsequently the commission developed the matrix and sent to partner state with 30th October as a deadline for submitting their inputs

The commission convened a national stakeholder meeting from 17th to 18th December 2018 at the at the new African hotel Dar es salaam United Republic of Tanzania to verify Capacity Assessment Data as per the recommendation of the validation workshop. The participant were drawn from Kiswahili stakeholders as communicated to the ministry of foreign affairs and East Africa Cooperation.

Government Institution/Departments

BARAZA LA KISWAHILI LA TAIFA (BAKITA)

TAASISI YA SANAA NA UTAMADUNI BAGAMOYO (TASUBA)

MAGOFU YA KAOLE

KATIBU TAWALA TANGA

OFISI YA UTAMADUNI TANGA

BUNGE DODOMA

OFISI YA ELIMU MTWARA

OFISI YA ELIMU SONGEA

MAHAKAMA KUU KANDA MTWARA

AFISA TAWALA MJI

AFISA ELIMU MJI

AFISA ELIMU TALUMA WILAYA

 Zanzibar the following government institution were invited

Ofisi za maafisa Elimu wilaya na mikoani

Ofisi za wakuu wa wilaya

Ofisi za wakuu wa mikoa

Ofisi ya uratibu Elimu ya juu sayansi na teknolojia

Ofisi ya nyaraka na kumbukumbu za taifa

Ofisi ya mkaguzi mkuu wa Elimu

Ofisi chama cha wilimu

Ofisi ya wana sharia mkuu wa Zanzibar

Idara ya elimu sekondary

Baraza la kiswahili la Zanzibar Bakiza

Katibu wa wilaya mjini

Bodi ya mikopo

Baraza la mitiani la Zanzibar

Wizara ya elimu utamaduni na mambo ya kale