Strengthening democracy through adult eduction of Maasai women in Tanzania

In the Longido District of northern Tanzania, UNDEF supports a community development project among the Maasai population with a special focus on women. It works to strengthen women’s role in decision-making and priority-setting to better reflect their needs. In 12 target villages, Women Role Models have been selected who will be trained in civic education by the implementing NGO Longido Community Development Organisation, and then go on to share their knowledge and educate other community members -- women and men alike -- thus strengthening both equal participation and other democratic practices in Maasai communities. Project beneficiaries met with UNDEF Programme Officer Hanna Norell in Longido in October 2013.