CCT is an ecumenical Christian Body in Tanzania whose members are churches and church related organizations with a vision of being a committed, faithful, transparent and accountable instrument. It has been operational since 1934.
It serves as a unifying body for its members with the aim of serving the people spiritually, mentally and physically through advocacy, capacity building, facilitation and coordination. Currently there are 12 member churches and 12 Para-Church organizations.
In implementing its programs CCT collaborates with other stakeholders including the central government of Tanzania, local government authorities, CBO, NGOs, Communities members and development partners.
The organization enjoys its presence all over the country and is influential and trusted by stakeholders. On top of that CCT’s performance has been boosted through established interfaith relations and professional networks.
At the moment CCT has recorded several achievements including: being the major agent for interfaith relations, fighting FGM and Gender Based Violence, together with economic empowerment through village community banks (VICOBA) worth 3 billion Shillings as members’ savings.
Despite the success CCT has got so far, there are number of challenges within and without the organization. At the moment CCT depends on donor funding for more than 80% for running its programs due to insufficient internal resource mobilization. On top of that CCT is challenged by growing Islamic fanaticism, technological gap between the secretariat and member churches and the influence of harmful traditions.
However there are a number of opportunities for CCT to both, expand its activities and improve the current ones. These include peace and stability in the country, use of professional networking; partner CSOs and FBOs, and demographic profile of Tanzania which has 42% of population below 14 years.
Currently CCT is implementing its mission with the following programs
- Climate Environment and Food Security
- Health & HIV/AIDS
- Interfaith Relations
- Peace Socio-economic Justice and Good Governance
- Women Development Gender & Children
- Youth Development
- Policy Analysis