Tanzania

In Tanzania, our work is about supporting agricultural-based livelihoods, mitigating food insecurity, promoting the right to decent housing and addressing gender inequality. Our country office is based in Dar es Salaam.

Sustainable rural development: Together with our partners we work to strengthen the ability of farmers’ organisations to defend the right of smallholder farmers. We support small holder farmers to get organised, promote and practice gender equality, advocate for their rights, adapt to climate change and improve food production and access to markets. A special focus lays on women and youth being organised in agribusiness and given equal participation in both activities and leadership.

MVIWATA Arusha has enabled women in northern Tanzania involved in handicrafts making to get fair prices on their products by linking them to markets in Sweden. Photo: Amunga Eshuchi

Adequate housing: In Tanzania we work to give people living in poverty the opportunity to build decent houses for themselves. A job that involves mobilising the grassroots but also influencing decision makers at all levels.

Our work focuses on supporting people living in poverty to access financial services such as loans, saving and insurance at prices that are reasonable for them.

We Effect has been working in the country for more than 50 years and since 2017 we have our own staff in place in the country.

In Tanzania, We Effect runs the project Women and Youth Political Representation Enhanced (WYPRE) focusing on an inclusive political system for women and youth in the 2019 and 2020 elections in Tanzania. The project is funded by the European Union.

An important part of our human rights advocacy work in the country is made by our participation in the UPR procedure where the UN Human Rights Council examines countries human rights records.

Read more about our Partners and Programmes in Eastern Africa.