Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Tanzania


Community Members of Nyamatoke Village, Bunda District, Tanzania (OCIC/Allan Lissner)

Transformations is an award-winning collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges. Through individual and organizational stories, the Ontario Council for International Cooperation invites you to actively engage in a new narrative on international cooperation and solidarity.

In our newest exhibit we invite you to learn about the work of CPAR and CPAR Tanzania to empower farmers and their communities. Join us in seeing how farmers in rural Tanzania are addressing issues of climate change, food security, gender equity and youth skills development programs.

This narrative is rooted in the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness, a set of mutually shared values guiding the development work of civil society organizations (CSOs) worldwide. These include to:

  • respect and promote human rights and social justice;
  • embody gender equality and equity while promoting women and girls’ rights;
  • on people’s empowerment, democratic ownership and participation;
  • promote environmental sustainability;
  • practice transparency and accountability;
  • pursue equitable partnerships and solidarity;
  • create and share knowledge and commit to mutual learning; and
  • commit to realizing positive sustainable change.

These stories were documented by OCIC and Allan Lissner, Praxis Pictures, during a visit to Tanzania in November 2016. We extend our deepest gratitude to our organizational partners and to the many individuals and communities that shared their experiences, and their lives.

Past Exhibits Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Peru

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Special Thanks to the Centre for Social Innovation, William Huffman, and the City of Toronto

A row of seedlings against a wall.