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About Peoples’ Development Forum (PDF)


People’s Development Forum (PDF)is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving marginalized people throughout Tanzania and South Sudan. Founded in 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and later on incorporated in the Republic of South Sudan in 2015.

PDF operates seven field offices across Tanzania Mainland and opened its South Sudan office in order to contribute into livelihood improvements of internally displaced persons and other marginalized communities in the post-conflict context.


A responsible, just and economically empowered society


To identify and address root causes of the problems facing marginalized communities through strategic approach and methodologies.


PDF is a member-based organization. Members meets once annually during Annual General or extra ordinary meeting. Read More

Where We Work

Thematic Areas of Intervention

Recent studies show that around 1.5 million Tanzanians live with HIV, with 65,000 new cases each year, over 4 million Tanzanians are at…

Communities across Tanzania are faced with little to no access to legal aid services and a lack of familiarity with their basic rights.…

PDF Promotes scalable solutions on means to strengthen access to sustainable Water Supply and improved Sanitation and hygiene facilities…

PDF adopted the INSPIRE strategy in service delivery, capacity building, systems strengthening and awareness creation in the prevention and…

Agriculture and the agro-industry continue to be the mainstay of the economy of Tanzania. It is the main source of food for the country’s…

Voter educationGood governance and rule of LawPromotion of human rights

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