African Initiatives followed a partnership model from the very beginning and worked through local civil society organisations to bring about lasting change. If you would like to continue to support marginalised women and girls in the rural north of Tanzania, please get in touch with our former partners direct. They are deeply embedded in the communities in which they work. They understand the local context, speak the local indigenous languages, can engage and influence communities and government institutions and are, therefore, best placed to implement projects in a culturally sensitive and sustainable way.
Since 1997, we successfully worked with the Pastoral Women’s Council to reduce the cultural practice of female genital mutilation and child marriage, and to improve girls’ access to secondary education. We also worked with the Ujamaa Community Resource Team since inception to progress land use planning – together, we secured title to 6,914 square kilometres of land for more than 27,000 pastoralists. In addition, we partnered with Community Aid and Social Education Empowerment since 2000.
In more recent years, we also formed new partnerships with local organisations that can bring expertise (and skills), particularly in relation to child protection, disability and climate change. Tanzania Women Research Foundation and Tusonge Community Development Organisation are two such partners.
Please follow the links below if you would like to donate directly to African Initiatives’ former partner organisations.