Action Aid Tanzania is the Associate member of ActionAid International Federation which is a global justice organization working to achieve social justice, gender equality and eradication of poverty.
Action Aid Tanzania started development programs in the country on 1998 and registered under the Companies Act 2002.
Women still face several inequality challenges that place them in a disadvantageous positions in many aspects. Recognizing that, Action Aid Tanzania will endeavour to work with women, their organizations and movements across all program priorities to empower them so that they confront unequal power and gender inequalities. The emphasis is on adapting intersectional feminist analysis to promote gender equality and empower women especially those who are more disadvantaged to act individually and collectively to protect and promote their rights. Institutionalization of women agencies is given more emphasis so that they play active roles in promoting and demanding their rights. Action Aid Tanzania involve men in the struggle so that they take active part in the prevention of violence against and become agents of change in fighting VAW. Action Aid Tanzania will also work with women rights organizations and movements to advocate for laws, policies and strategies the promote the rights of women.
Politics and Economics
Action Aid Tanzania supports people to become strong drivers of change to promote democratic governance, access quality basic services and effective management of public resources. We develop the capacity of youth and women so that they are participants and leaders of development at all levels.
Land and Climate
Action Aid Tanzania recognise the importance of strengthening resilient livelihoods of people who live in poverty and exclusion especially women and youths and secure climate justice. We focus on building resilience capacity of people and advocate for equal treatment between men and women for fair redistribution of productive resources such as land, farm inputs and access to financial services. We Advocate for increased budget allocation in support of Agro ecological interventions and public financing to agriculture. We also promote Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture as means of strengthening food systems and the capacity of smallholder farmers to adopt climate changes.
Action Aid Tanzania understand that young people constitute the biggest proportion of the society, but their needs are not well addressed, and their potentials are not unleashed properly. The context analysis informs the need to advance the rights of children and youth to promote their holistic development and secure their rights. We will mobilize and empower youth and their agencies to take active part in development processes. We will work with them to promote civic education and empower them to take leadership roles as responsible citizens. We will also work towards strengthening their entrepreneurship skills to secure their livelihoods.