What we Do

Our two primary activities are Knowledge Generation, Research and Analysis, (KRA) and Activism and Movement Building (AMB). Our Communications Team and the Gender Training Institute also promote awareness of critical issues and leadership development.

Committed to empowering Tanzanians to advocate for inclusion and equality, the Knowledge Generation, Research and Analysis Department (KRA) undertakes research relevant to gender issues in Education, Health Access, Water, Agriculture, Extractive industry Sector.  We provide workshops and trainings for Members of Parliament, senior civil servants, members of the media, police and on gender sensitivity and gender responsive budgeting.  We also promote investigative journalism across the country to identify and report on issues that constrain development.

The Activism and Movement Building Department (AMB) of TGNP-Mtandao provides advocacy training and support to Tanzanians, especially women, youth and people with disabilities. We ensure village and community activists have the knowledge, understanding and support to effectively advocate for equal access to social services through the legislative, judicial and budget processes.

As the country’s leading activism building group, we undertake numerous capacity building and awareness raising forums involving organized groups and networks at regional, national and local levels.  Every other year we host the international Gender Festival in Tanzania attracting hundreds of gender activists to the four day festival where we share ideas, network relentlessly and celebrate the power of women to build strong, fair societies and communities.

While active nationally and participating in coalitions of like-minded organizations, TGNP-M is anchored in the belief that to achieve gender equality in Tanzania, we must bring villages together first to discuss their needs and find a common goal for action. Through what we call Participatory Action Research, we look for concrete, winnable projects — such as demanding that local officials ensure water is available at schools,. The idea is that small victories build local capabilities, give participants a sense of their power, and spur more ambitious action.

By taking this approach, we can meet some of the immediate needs of the village while building democratic inclusion among community members seeking to improve the conditions of their own lives.

2017 Thematic Priorities

Women and Water

For better Health outcomes & for safe and accessible Education for girls

Women and Agriculture

Land Rights & Economic Empowerment for Women – inputs to improve production, market access/supply chain, accessing markets, support from ag extension workers

Women in Leadership

Increasing the participation, influence and contributions of women as leaders in Tanzania – elected and non-elected – at National, District, Ward

Women and Extractive Industries in Tanzania

Protection and security of girls and women in adjacent communities

Promoting income generating opportunities

Ensuring women are heard by increasing the participation of women in public policy and decision-making in adjacent communities