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 in Dodoma.

Right to Food: Together with our partners, we work to strengthen the ability of farmers’ organisations to defend the right of smallholder farmers. We support smallholder farmers in getting organised. We 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 roles in activities and leadership.

Tanzania Home Economics Organization (TAHEA) is empowering communities to own homes using the social housing model in Mwanza, Tanzania. Photo: George Kamau

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.

Financial Inclusion: Our work focuses on supporting people living in poverty to access financial services such as loans, saving and insurance at reasonable prices.

Rights Bases Approach: An important part of our human rights advocacy work in the country is our participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), where the UN Human Rights Council examines countries’ human rights records.

We Effect has been working in the country for more than 50 years.

Read more about our Partners and Programmes in Eastern Africa.