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Tanzania Association of Non Governmental Organizations (TANGO )

The Tanzania Association of Non Governmental Organizations (TANGO) has been in existence since 1988. The organization started with an initial membership of 22 founder organizations. TANGO has over the year continued to attract new members each year.

Currently TANGO has a membership of 620 NGOs, most of which are regional and district networks, that have members in the regions of 50 plus. This makes the TANGO membership by proxy to be around 1500 NGOs.

TANGO is said to be the largest and long-standing voluntary and self-organized national umbrella of Tanzanian NGOs. TANGO aims to unify the NGO sector and creating an enabling environment, by lobbying for a friendly NGO Act.

TANGO’s vision is to have “A strong and vibrant society in which civil society plays an effective role in ensuring sustainable people centred development based on the respect of justice, peace, gender equality and equity, good-governance and human rights.”
The Association’s mission is to “facilitate the qualitative and quantitative growth of the NGO sector, through capacity development, information and knowledge sharing, partnership building, and lobbying and advocating with and for member organizations.

TANGO has been actively engaged in and played a lead, role in organizing and coordinating NGOs participation in United Nations and other international regional and sub-regional meeting dialogues and debates on themes of Gender, globalization, Governance, Environment, Democracy, Social Development and the Human Rights approaches to development.

TANGO is affiliated to Regional Sub-regional and national initiatives aiming at eradication impoverishment and promoting people’s participation gender equality and equity and people centered development. Among them is SADC Council of NGOs (SADC CNGO) NGO Council for Eastern Africa (NGOCEA) and the Economic Social and Cultural Commission of the Africa Union to Mention a few.
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