Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Tanzania - Women Fund Tanzania (WFT)


WFT - Women Fund Tanzania
2019-03-25 - 2023-12-29
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Gender equality (principal objective)


This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting their activities, building their institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The Program also responds to the globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. The project has two components, implemented by two Tanzanian women’s rights’ organizations (WROs), the Women Fund Tanzania and the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP). This component implemented by the Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) aims to reach over 100 national, regional, district and local WROs in Tanzania. WFT’s focus is providing small, mid-sized and larger sub-grants to local WROs, along with project management and program delivery training, as well as mentorship throughout the sub-grantees’ project cycle. Grant selection is based on feminist principles, ensuring maximum reach and supporting organizations working on a variety of key sectors including health, education and land rights in different regions of the country. WFT also supports the development of networks and alliances between WROs, coordinated advocacy activities and coalitions on specific issues including sextortion.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Tanzania; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and (3) increased effectiveness of sub-national and national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Tanzania.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of October 2022 include: (1) 18% of Women's Rights Organizations (WRO) reported increased design competency, and 6% implemented Gender Equality and Women's Rights programs; (2) 13% of total WROs demonstrated positive feminist consciousness and gender transformative attitudes such as collaboration and joint planning or action; (3) 7.9% of supported WROs reported improved intuitional capacity; (4) 54% of WROs reported an increased ability to manage or govern; and (5) 28% of WROs reported greater reach of programs.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
12-06-2023 Disbursement $115,667
18-12-2023 Disbursement $253,524
19-02-2024 Disbursement $546,124
22-02-2024 Disbursement $154,661
29-02-2024 Disbursement $11,905
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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