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.
MAIPAC is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization under the Non-Governmental Organizations Act, No. 24 of 2002 as amended from time to time. Registration: NGO/R/1485
The head office is based at Sakina street, near Lush Garden - ward, Arusha District, Arusha Region, P.O. Box 14146.
Area of Operation
The organization operates at the National level.
Raising awareness through the media that supports the indigenous and pastoralist communities in Tanzania and that promotes economic opportunities at the community level.
To create an environment where the political, cultural, social, historical, territorial, legal, and economic rights of the indigenous and pastoralist communities are recognized, respected, and upheld by the Tanzanian government and people.
Trust: Building trust through media communication, collaboration and sharing of resources between the indigenous and pastoralist communities and Tanzanian society.
Respect: Building respect for the rights, traditions, and cultures of the indigenous and pastoralist communities.
Innovation: Providing an environment that supports experimentation and opportunities for economic growth for indigenous and pastoralist communities.
Empowerment: Empowering indigenous and pastoralist communities with long-term solutions by providing information, tools, and support to set achievable goals.
Culture/Diversity: Supporting programs that develop and promote indigenous and pastoralist culture, pride and inclusion within Tanzanian society.