Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Tanzania - Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP)


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2019-03-25 -
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


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

Policy marker 

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


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’s Fund Tanzania and the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP). This component implemented by the TGNP aims to reach over 100 national, regional, district and local WROs in Tanzania. TGNP’s focuses on capacity building for WROs, developing their leadership and technical skills, knowledge of feminist principles, political education and strategic abilities, in order to disseminate effectively transformative feminist principles in their communities to promote positive change. TGNP also works to promote network and alliance-building to strengthen their voices and support systems, by bringing together dozens of national and sub-national organizations across Tanzania to advance key rights issues.

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 March 2023 include: (1) 6 platforms convened to enhance inclusive collaboration and collective social action across the women’s movement in Tanzania; (2) the 27 WROs participating in these 6 platforms reported an increased ability to organize, coordinate and build consensus to influence key policy, legal and social change to advance women and girls’ rights and empowerment, and perceived their collective actions to be effective; (3) 2 transformative feminist studies and 13 feminist participatory analyses conducted in collaboration with TGNP’s networks and coalitions of WROs to generate evidence for policy engagement on gender and women’s rights issues; and (4) 57 WROs, groups, networks, coalitions, and individuals reported increased capacity to access up to date information, evidence and cases on women and girls gender equality and rights, and increased ability to produce quality evidence for advocacy.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $50,000,000
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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