ActionAid International Tanzania is a non-political, non-religious organisation that started as a cross-border programme in 1998 and became a full-fledged country programme in 2000.
In 2010 former MS Tanzania, a Danish organisation that started out as a Danish Volunteer Service in Tanzania in 1963, merged with ActionAid International Tanzania.
In 2011 ActionAid International Tanzania saw its graduation from a country program into an Associate member of ActionAid International with the launch of its national board, which was inaugurated by AAI’s Chief Executive, Joanna Kerr. This will enhance ActionAid International Tanzania’s governance system, legitimacy and accountability to the poor and global alliance and partnership with the rest of ActionAid.
The Country Director of ActionAid International Tanzania is Aida Kiangi.
Members of the national board are:
Maimuna Kanyamala (Chair), Dr. Azaveli Lwaitama, Sheha M. Sheha, Daniel Mvella, Mary Nsemwa, Shida Salum Bitaliho, Abdallah Mashausi, Mjengi Lissu, Ruth Meena, and Maanda Ngoitiko.