For TIST to remain successful, local staff work with international partners,
assuring that the program is locally responsive and broadly accountable.
adhere to strict standards for reporting on program finances and activities,
and do so in the context of continually expanding and improving upon the
program. Rigorous accounting of program finances assures stakeholders
of the viability of the program. Accounts are reviewed internally and
audited externally on a regular basis. Program staff report out on significant
activities and events around the world, so that stakeholders around the
world may remain abreast of important developments.
Training and Systems
project builds on local infrastructure by developing exisitng personnel
to manage small group training, small group recruitment, systems implementation,
and program management.
In Tanzania the churches and their associated administrative structures
are among the strongest social units.
Habari Moto Moto
and training on best practices to small group members occurs in part through
a monthly newsletter, named in Tanzania the Habari Moto Moto (Hot Hot
The HMM is drafted and printed in the local site office. The HMM includes
substantive articles on farming, harvesting, and tree planting that serves
as a vehicle for sharing new best practices throughout the area. The HMM
also communicates about the project, and provides snapshots about small
groups. The HMM is printed in English and Swahili, side-by-side, and sent
to all groups. Click on the image for a sample edition in PDF format:
financial reporting maintains accountability, while planning for replication
helps identify lessons for the future.
Local leadership also help plan for the project to be replicated
in other locations. Best practices for the project are documented
locally to assist in efficient replications of the program in
other sites. TIST is committed to replication of the program in
other sites in Africa , including small group development, program
development consultation, and implementation oversight. TIST is
always seeking new partners to support new phases of the program
or to underwrite specific components of the program.