Who we Are
“Actions for Democracy and Local Governance” (ADLG) is a dully registered national nongovernment organisation (NGO) advocating for active citizens participation, local democracy and governance in Tanzania. The establishment of ADLG was highly motivated by the readings of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Tanzania’s local governance structure and practices, politics, elections and respective political decisions that affect welfare and livelihood of rural, poor and marginalized Tanzanians.
“Animation” as an approach, is built on notion that Tanzanians shall realize their innate potential for improving their lives through inclusive and participatory democracy where a collective action is a result of involvement of all members of a community. This approach is largely influenced by the readings of Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the oppressed” that consider “conscientization” shall develop through a process of community discussions, reflection and finally (community members) taking actions