Our approach

LSF works closely with key stakeholder in the country and across the region, including government, developing partners, private sector, Civil Society Organization, various local and regional networks and like-minded organizations..

Partnership and Networking

In fulfilling our mission, we firmly believe in the power of collaborative efforts and the sharing of technical expertise and resources. LSF actively engages in partnerships with key stakeholders at all levels, including like-minded organizations, the private sector, government entities, development partners, UN organizations, international NGOs, and the Diaspora community, locally, regionally, and globally.

LSF maintains a close working relationship with the government through its ministries, ensuring the promotion of access to justice and alignment with national agendas. Our collaboration extends to the Ministry of Constitution and Legal Affairs, where we work alongside the Registrar for Legal Aid to support the paralegal model at both policy and grassroots levels. This synergy resulted in the enactment of the Legal Aid Act 2017, a significant achievement that recognizes the importance of paralegal work and provides guidelines for legal aid provision in the country. We also partner with the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide legal aid in prisons, with the aim of reducing the number of remanded individuals in correctional facilities and review of Police General Order which has instutionalize police gender desk and Tanzania Police Female Network.

Furthermore, we actively engage with TAMISEMI – PO – RALG to facilitate coordination and connections between paralegal and legal aid providers and local government officials at all levels. Collaboration with the Ministry of Health, specifically under the Community Development Unit, is aimed at supporting various activities that protect the rights of women and girls and contribute to the implementation of the Violence Against Women policy (VAWC).

LSF places a strong emphasis on strengthening regional networks to foster the exchange of best practices, encourage cross-border collaboration, enhance our program initiatives, secure funding, conduct research, and advocate for policy and legal reforms in respective countries and the region. LSF is the Chair for the Eastern and Horn of Africa Paralegal Support Network, as well as our position on the Board of the East African Philanthropy Network (EAPN), demonstrates our commitment to regional cooperation. LSF is also a proud member of the CEO Roundtable in Tanzania.

We actively collaborate with development partners in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly focusing on goals 5 and 16. We engage both our existing and potential partners in our activities, working together to enhance the quality of life for the most vulnerable members of our society.

At LSF, partnerships and networking are at the heart of our approach, as we recognize that collective efforts are essential to driving meaningful change and achieving our mission.