Concern celebrates 30 years in Tanzania

Concern celebrates 30 years in Tanzania

17 February 2015

In 2009, Concern marked thirty years of work in Tanzania. Isla Gilmore visited Concern‟s original programme area, Iringa, to speak to participants of the first projects – in agriculture, water, horticulture and forestry. After writing up their stories, these three articles were published in the Guardian newspaper in Tanzania.

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In 1978 the first President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, invited Concern to implement community development projects in Iringa Region in central Tanzania. Over the next decade Concern Tanzania provided training and education to local organisations and communities in agriculture, water, micro enterprises and health. From 1997 Concern Tanzania expanded its work to three regions on the coast – Mtwara, Lindi and Dar es Salaam – and opened refugee camps in Kigoma and Ngara in the northwest, providing humanitarian aid to refugees until 2008.
 
Since 2000, Concern Tanzania‟s work has developed into two main programme areas with a strong focus on advocacy to influence the policy forum; governance; rights-based programming; and mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS, equality and disaster risk reduction. Concern Tanzania now implements all programmes in partnership with local government and civil society organisations.

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Concern celebrates 30 years in Tanzania

In 2009, Concern marked thirty years of work in Tanzania. Isla Gilmore visited Concern‟s original programme area, Iringa, to speak to participants of the first projects – in agriculture, water, horticulture and forestry. After writing up their stories, these three articles were published in the Guardian newspaper in Tanzania.