Rights, Traditions and Culture.  

About    Maipac

MEDIA AID FOR INDIGENOUS AND PASTORALIST COMMUNITY (MAIPAC)   is an organization formed by a journalist to empower indigenous and pastoralist communities because they have suffered from historical injustices as a result of their colonization and dispossession of their lands, territories, and resources, thus preventing them from exercising, in particular, their rights to development in accordance with their own needs and interest.

MAIPAC   recognizes the urgent need to respect and promote the inherent rights of indigenous and pastoralist communities that derive from their economic and social structures and their cultures, spiritual traditions, histories, and philosophies especially their rights to their lands, territories, and resources.


On going project-Monduli & Karatu Districts in Arusha 2024

On going project 2024

MAIPAC Experience

MAIPAC has begun the implementation of the one-year project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Vice President Office (Environment), Tittled "Respecting and Preserving Indigenous Tradition Knowledge in Conservation" by Monitoring Documenting and Recording tradition knowledge for the Hadzabe and Datoga indigenous communities in lake Eyas, Karatu District arusha Tanzania.


These tribes have a high level of Environmental awareness, but they have only just begun to feel the effects of climate change, especially after other people like the pastoralists and agriculturalist invaded their home.


The indigenous community like the Hadzabe are threatened because they rely on wildlife, honey and fruits, also their numbers have begun to drop as a result of the invasion of other communities in their territory.


MAIPAC is seeking stakeholders to participate in a campaign to assist this community in dealing with the effects of climate change while still allowing the community to live in its current environment.



MAIPAC has launched its second initiative, Respecting and Preserving Tradional Knowledge in Conservation, which will last a year and was launched by Isack Joseph, Chairman of the Monduli District Council.

The launch was attended by the project beneficiaries from Karatu's District, including the Hadzabe and Datoga indigenous communities, as well as Masai from Selela village in Monduli District.


At the launch, MAIPAC filed an official request to the Monduli District Council for land to create an Indigenous Traditional knowledge center that will also highlight the traditions of the Masai, Hadzabe and Datoga groups and act as an economic investment in the community.

 "We have started the process of acquiring the land and will seek assistance from numerous parties to finish the development of this facility'' Said Mussa Juma, The Executive Director of MAIPAC 

In June-Sept 2023, MAIPAC, conducted an investigative news report regarding FGM and discovered it is still being practiced in the Longido District of Arusha on children under two years of age.  MAIPAC intends to do expand their investigation by using their reporters to focus on the region to raise awareness and combat the ongoing rise in FGM among infants. It is a silent plea as they do not have a voice to raise against the violation. The effects of such practices among young children are severe and may lead to death and illness such as UTI, permanent scarring, and HIV among other diseases. We need to continue to raise awareness to the Maasai community leaders, the men in the Longido and Monduli District, NGOs and Government officials to realize the damaging effects of FGM so as to end this type of violence against women and girls. This malpractice on infants must be thoroughly investigated, addressed, and reported in depth among different media outlets. 

Therefore, there is an urgent need for this project to be under taken in order to raise awareness and about the dangers of FGM and eradicate this issue among communities of Longido and Monduli, particularly targeting parents, relatives, tribal leaders and caregivers of young children.

Capacity building project to MAIPAC STAFF from the Catalyste+ CA who are from Canada SINCE 2021 to date; On strategic plan, Resource mobilization and website Design  Development

MAIPAC giving out free copies of the book - Indigenous knowledge in preserving and conserving the environment. 

The book was distributed to different districts and also in the Maasai communities whom collaborated in giving out of information on how they preserve their environment by traditional means.

Discussion on how to effectively use the Media in promoting indigenous rights. At an official visit to Media Aid for Indigenous and pastoralists community (MAIPAC).

Minister of State, in the Vice President's Office  (Union and Environment) Dr. Seleman Jafo was graced launch of the book on Environmental  Conservation, forests and water sources by using Traditional knowledge. 

The book has prepared and Produced by MAIPAC.  

"This is the first project of its kind and I congratulate MAIPAC for the good job because I have also seen a good Documentary and I believe UNDP and other donors will continue to give them more supports  to develop this project," He said.