About ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ)
ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) is a development organisation that is committed for social justice, gender equality and ending poverty. It started development programs in the country in 1998 as a cross-border initiative by ActionAid Kenya and later transformed into a full-fledged Country Programme in 2000. Since then, it has rolled out three Country Strategy Papers and currently implementing the fourth strategic paper (2018-2022), making contribution to the development of the country. It is an Affiliate member of the ActionAid International (AAI) Federation which is a global justice organization working towards social justice, gender equality and eradication of poverty.
AATZ has development programs in the mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. At local level, it has long term commitment in selected district-based Local Rights Programs (LRPs) where it has been working directly with communities and local partners in Mafia, Unguja, Pemba, Kilwa, Tandahimba, Newala, Chamwino and Singida. At national level, the organization has been partnering with national and international organizations, networks, coalitions, and forums to influence policies and strategies in favour of people living in poverty through engaging with government ministries and law makers besides its participation in international solidarity actions.
AATZ envisions seeing Tanzania without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys his/her right to a life of dignity.