“No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people.”
Julius Kambarage Nyerere, first president of Tanzania, from is A Peaceful News Year speech given in Tanzania on January 1, 1968.
After fifty years of independence in Tanzania, we believe people living in poverty can lead the changes that will end poverty and injustice. By creating a space where people can freely come together and demand a life of dignity, ActionAid Tanzania works tirelessly towards empowering people to do just that – from their governments and from their societies.
“If real development is to take place, the people have to be involved.”
Julius Kambarage Nyerere, from his book Uhuru na Maendeleo (Freedom and Development), 1973.
And that is how we would like to see it – people led.
ActionAid International Tanzania is a non-political, non-religious organisation that started as a cross-border programme from Kenya in 1998 and became a full-fledged country programme in 2000.