Strong communities with ability to control resources for their sustainable development.



Strengthen the ability of the communities to identify, manage and control available resources for their sustainable development.


Capacitate and empower rural communities in North Western part of Tanzania on sustainable development without any kind of prejudice.

Strategic Key Areas

Cross Cutting Issues

Our environmental Strategic responses through strategic platforms and purposes are designed to address five prioritized critical and crosscutting issues in MAVUNO. During the implementation of the out-phasing Strategic Plan we have witnessed the global effect of the Pandemic (COVID 19) which has affected inflow of fiscal resources from existing and potential donor. From the last quarter of 2019 to date the virus has continued mutating and the global reports are such that it is now becoming a new normal. Therefore, we are committing to undertaking mitigation measures as a crosscutting issue which will be observed through-out the implementation of projects in the duration of this STRATEGIC PLAN. The high incidence and prevalence of different endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, is a major challenge in Tanzania, particularly in North western Part of Tanzania, that reduce labor force for development activities.

Environmental degradation and climate change

affects Tanzania in general and particularly Karagwe and Kyerwa Districts. They have led to hazardous effects on the environment and the communities. There has been increased and regular disasters induced by climate change such us droughts, floods, fire outbreaks, earth quakes, etc., all these have posed a demand to equip local people in disaster response thus under this section for crosscutting issues MAVUNO will particularly raise funds and strategically empower communities around our area of influence on disaster preparedness, response and mitigation.

Human rights violation

is a challenge in Tanzania, particularly in North western part of Tanzania, leading to an unwarranted situation among the communities and progressive declining of their economic status. This is due to insufficient empowerment and support of marginalized groups (women, children and youths) and has resulted into insecure life. We will thus work with marginalized groups to empower them socially and economically as a mitigating factor that will promote them from the powerlessness that render them vulnerable to abuse and violence. Children and vulnerable adults will be safeguarded from all forms of abuse and exploitation.

Adult education level

is another challenge which is hindering smooth operation and threatening its sustainability. Some community members do not know how to read and write. We will try to organize special arrangements which can help them to attend basic lessons.

Volunteers’ Programme

Since 2004 the organization initiated volunteer development program. Volunteers from different corners of the word have been involved not only in renowned for skill development which intended to improve human quality of life, but also in internship missions. The main mission is oriented to transfer skills to one another particularly in fields of technological, social and cultural aspects.

Services to the communities

MAVUNO provides community social development services without biasness or discrimination to the less opportune for any kind of service within the mandate of the organization. With this motive we have achieved to draw the high confidences of the engendered community to enable us operate fully in our programmes without prejudice. MAVUNO is expanding its services to the community due to this equilibrium.

Education, Awareness Raising & Advocacy

Formal and non-formal education (short trainings, farmer field schools, extension services, etc.) and informal education (media, community gatherings, etc.) strengthen rural communities’ potential to access productive, income-generating opportunities and decent work. It helps them boosting their confidence and skills and enables them to negotiate for better conditions and organize with others to do so. In many parts of the world, religious, political, social and economic constraints limit girls’ and women’s access to education. These include restrictions in mobility and preferential schooling of boys over girls among others. In this five years, MAVUNO will strengthen awareness to communities, enhancing girls’ education and creating necessary linkages among actors and government agencies to foster improved conditions and access to services.

Internal Organization

Organization Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Governance (leadership, management organization, information flow, Communication scheme etc.)The principal bodies of MAVUNO are the general assembly, the board of directors, the advisory committee, the management and the beneficiaries’ committees.

The general assembly

is composed of all of MAVUNO’s members from the surrounding communities. Currently, there are 411 members out of whom 216 are women and 195 men. It is a decision making body and determines the framework within which the organization functions. The general assembly meets once in a year.

Board of directors

is comprised of a chairperson, Director, patron, treasurer and five members elected by the general assembly. The Board meets four times each year. Members of the Board are responsible for decisions regarding the approval of projects and programs, yearly budgets and financial reports, advisory services, conflict resolutions, creation of organizational calendars and activities and monitoring and evaluation of programs. The chairperson is responsible of the Board meetings and general assembly.

Advisory committee

consists of four members, each with a technical background, and advises MAVUNO and its activities. This committee meets once every three months.

Management committee

is composed of heads of departments, one representative from the beneficiaries committee and two representatives chosen by field technicians. The management committee meets once a week.

Beneficiaries’ committee

is composed of small groups. This committee informs the management committee about the beneficiaries’ perspective of MAVUNO’s activities.


keeps all the organization’s structure informed on the projects and daily activities of the organization. Other organs also are sending their reports to the Director to ensure the connections within the structure.


Based on the previous experiences MAVUNO believes that transparency in the utilization of resources including finances is the foundation for building its credibility and reputation to its constituency. Principles of strict accountability and transparency will be stressed for ensuring quality assurance of the project and steps will be taken to develop a shared staff ethic regarding the responsible use of resources. Quick book financial software system is the tool used by MAVUNO in its accounting which ensures the transparency and financial credibility within the institution.Auditing is a key component of financial accountability and management for MAVUNO and it serves as a framework for measuring the integrity of the management of funds and assets and to outline ways in which gaps in financial management systems can be improved.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Systems for monitoring including the use of web based planning, implementation and monitoring will be enhanced to ensure that any change resulting from this intervention will be captured. MAVUNO will adapt a participatory monitoring system of the project activities by capturing the tangible results from the activities to the outcome level as described in this strategic plan in order to track the performance and measure the interventions relevance throughout the project life. In the process we will include:

  • First Process

Preparing work plans and financial statement reports to be reviewed by the project management and Board and the lessons learned from each quarterly report will be used for improving the implementation of the activities in the following quarter.

  • Second Process

Preparing monthly, semi-annual and annual reports to track progress and adherence to the project objectives.

  • Third Process

Conducting end of the year review process to assess whether the program has been achieved according to the set goal and objectives. The respective annual report will form the basis of preparing a long term strategic plan building on lessons learned from these start-up activities.

  • Fourth Process

Furthermore, scheduled follow-up visits and progressive surveys in collaboration with partner organizations and programs will be used to collect data and information from the targeted groups on the outcome and impact of the project interventions as per specified indicators.

  • Fifth Process

In collaboration with MAVUNO partners, monitoring & evaluation systems such as the use of GPS, EPI info, and DAVI indicator will be enhanced to acquire data to assess the project results, impact and its performance. Project officers with the assistance of project field officers will be fully involved in monitoring & evaluation of the activities for the better performance of the projects.