We believe in building a stronger community with full male involvement and active participation which encourages performance, productivity and sustainable development. Eiminating social issues ranging from lack of legal awareness on duties and responsibilities, poor participation in productivity and development, failure of men in taking part towards shared responsibilities.
Tanzania Men as Equal Partners in Development (TMEPID) is an NGO promoting male involvement and participation in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R), maternal and child health, as well as promoting gender equality in social and economic development activities in the country.
The organization was first registered as an international NGO known as The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU – An IPPF Member Association) in Tanzania in 2006; transformed and registered as a local NGO by guarantee, TMEP in Development, in 2015 before the registration was changed in 2017 to a not for profit NGO under section 12 (2) of Act No 24 of 2002. TMEPID is a member of National NGOs forum.
The organization is led by a governance board comprising professionals with background in the fields of Policy Advocacy; Research and Evaluations and Youth Social – Economic development. The organization operates through a team of experts in the areas of SRHR; Gender; Masculinity; Male involvement; PMTCT; Antenatal Care; Advocacy and communication; M&E and Finance management.
TMEP in Development’s office is based in Dar es Salaam but has a network of more than 30 trainers and program experts we link with in the country (Dar, Rukwa, Singida and Ruvuma) regionally (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia) and internationally (Sweden and UK) experts and trainers in the areas of gender oriented SRH and rights programming; health programmes management, monitoring and evaluation, PMTCT; Male involvement and training trainers on knowledge and methods that promote community engagement in gender and male involvement in very specific and SRH and rights promotion.
The organization has inherited long term experience in advocating SRH as a basic human right for all regardless of age, sex or sexual orientation. TMEP possess good experience and capacity for promoting community involvement and participation in program management and sustainability. The organization also has good experience in working with media in promoting social change. Establishment of Tanzania Media Network for SRH (TAMENET - SRHR) is one example of effective engagement of media in promoting positive health behavior and gender equality
We have a close working partnership with The Reproductive and Child Health Section of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and both have visited our work in Singida and Rukwa. We also have effective working relationships with local government authorities (district councils) and NGOs. Internationally, we work in good partnership with RFSU and more are showing interest on our work.