In East Africa, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been managing projects in Tanzania and Kenya from 1991. Since the early 1990s, Tanzania has been going through a political and economic transition process towards a pluralistic political system and a free market economy.
The Foundation supports its partners to build political leadership and party structures. We assist in strengthening civil society for democratic legitimate governance that guarantees and protects freedom of opinion, freedom of assembly, accountability and that creates opportunities for development and growth. The Foundation has supported the political partner, the Civic United Front (CUF) to draw on their long history of being both in power and in opposition to continue to promote public debate and demand effective governance through the promotion of dialogue and support for other civil society.
Furthermore, the Foundation works with partners in civil society like Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA) to identify where judicial, economic and political reforms are needed and to develop reform concepts in these areas. Working together with our partners, we identify options for action towards the promotion of respect for human rights, equality and justice. We also give support to local initiatives and we create a mechanism for climate change adaptation and introduce mitigation strategies in communities.