FES in Tanzania

In June 1983, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) established its mutual cooperation with the United Republic of Tanzania by signing an official bilateral agreement and opening an office located in Dar es Salaam. From the start of its work in the country, the FES Tanzania Office has focused on providing political education cooperation as well as dialogue, exchange and research activities with political parties and the trade union movement. Since then, FES has continuously operated in Tanzania and cooperates with its partners in government, civil society, academia, parties and trade unions as well as local community organizations to further the advancement of democracy, political dialogue and social justice in the country.

Our work is based on the values of Social Democracy: justice, freedom and solidarity. We strive to enable and strengthen civic and political rights and citizen participation. We are supporting our partners in developing and advancing ideas on how to further the democratization process, to promote economic inclusion in the process of industrialization and economic transformation, and to advance the well-being of the people of Tanzania through social justice.   

Our thematic areas

Democratic Institutions and Citizen Participation
Thematic Area

Democratic Institutions and Citizen Participation

Democracy is more than regular free and fair elections. A democratic system is built on transparent and accessible political institutions as well as an empowered civil society. Open and critical debates among political... More

Political Agency of the Youth
Thematic Area

Political Agency of the Youth

Every second Tanzanian is younger than 18 years old; almost two-thirds of the population is aged below 24. Its demographic share derives the potential for youth to influence the political direction and to support... More

Inclusive Socio-Economic Transformation
Thematic Area

Inclusive Socio-Economic Transformation

Tanzania has sustained a steadily high economic growth of more than 6 percent annually for the past decade; it has been counted among the group of so-called ‘lion economies’ on the African continent, a term coined for... More

Just and People-Centered Urbanisation
Thematic Area

Just and People-Centered Urbanisation

Tanzania is emblematic of a rapidly urbanizing Africa. Twenty years ago, 22% (2000) of its population was living in urban areas, while the proportion has risen to more than one-third (2020: 35%) to date. By 2040, more... More

Trade Unions as Collective Actors
Thematic Area

Trade Unions as Collective Actors

The changing world of work, accelerated economic liberalization, multi-national companies (MNCs) and decreasing membership put pressure on trade unions worldwide and in Tanzania. Positioning labour interests and... More

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Tanzania Office

P.O.Box 4472
Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot 397
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

+255 (0) 22 2668575
+255 (0) 22 2668669
info(at)fes-tanzania.org

FES Tanzania on Facebook

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