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About Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN)

Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN) was found in December 2000. It was formally registered on 30th June 2004 with registration NO:00NGO/00007826 by the Registrar of Societies, Ministry of Home Affairs under the societies' ordinance, 1954 and re- registered in 2015 and 2023 consecutively under NGO Act with registration NO:00NGO/R1/00178. The re-registration aimed to position the Network to operate within existing ECD landscape in the country. Among the objectives one is “…to develop and maintain an active ECD network through strong institutional links between ECD related organizations”. What started out as the inter Organizational Committee naturally developed into the formation of the national network of ECD stakeholders now known as TECDEN. 


Our Work

We work through core programmes to guide collaborative partnership efforts towards the achievement of improved child outcomes for all children in Tanzania.

Affiliate Members

These are members who do ECD activities at Grassroots, Regional and National Level in Tanzania. These are local ECD NGOs who… Read More

Regular Members

These are members whose primary objectives and functions are consistent with the overall goal of TECDEN Regular members… Read More

Strategic Members

These are organizations or entities that may be accorded strategic membership in lieu of their contribution to TECDEN’s… Read More



We believe long-term, impactful partnerships are central to achieving our mission.