Our Story

People’s Development Forum (PDF)is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving marginalized people throughout Tanzania and South Sudan. Founded in 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and later on incorporated in the Republic of South Sudan in 2015.
PDF operates seven field offices across Tanzania Mainland and opened its South Sudan office in order to contribute into livelihood improvements of internally displaced persons and other marginalized communities in the post-conflict context.


A responsible, just and economically empowered society


To identify and address root causes of the problems facing marginalized communities through strategic approach and methodologies.

Thematic Areas of Intervention

  • Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Health Promotion
  • Child Protection and Child Rights Governance (CP&CRG)
  • Legal and Economic Empowerment (LEE)
  • Agriculture, Food Security, & Climate Change
  • Good Governance, Democracy, & Human Rights