On regional level GIZ has deployed a development advisor in one Regional Secretariat. The Regional Secretariat is supposed to link the central state with the Districts and Local Government Authorities (LGAs), having the Regional Commissioner as regional representative of the Government of Tanzania.
This means that the RS has to fulfill both an advisory role as well as a control function. Another core function of the RS is to coordinate various local activities on regional level.
• Hajo Schaefer is working in the Regional Secretariat in Kilimanjaro and supports its water section. Having a broad experience with water supply and sanitation systems in different African countries one of his current focus areas is on Non-Revenue Water.