Uhuru Initiative for Policy and Education – UIPE is a brain child of a young man by the name Isack C. Danford following a four years journey which began at the Students and Young Professionals African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in 2010 at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania. After SYPALA, Isack was inspired and together with his colleagues initiated pro-liberty campus groups called African Liberty Students Organization-University of Dodoma Chapter (ALSO-UDOM) were he served as Executive President for one year.
The journey continued after Isack was enrolled in the 2013-2014 Charter Teams Program and organized by Students For Liberty, this gave him a chance to learn about how to become best advocate of libertarian ideas. The Charter Teams Program was followed by Isack nomination to the African Students for Liberty (ASFL) Executive Board in May 2014 to which he served until May 2015.
Isack was among a handful of individuals across Africa chosen to participate in the East African Think Tank Startup Training in Nairobi, Kenya from May 7-8, 2014 organized by Atlas Network under its program the Atlas Leadership Academy. It was during this training program where Isack got the idea of initiating a local free market Think Tank in Tanzania (Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education-UIPE) which advocates for a much freer society through policy reforms and change of mindsets.
VISION: Peace, freedom and prosperity in Africa.
MISSION: To influence public policies towards the promotion of free market based solutions to Tanzania’s socio-economic problems and, to educate the society on the right of the individual to contract, trade and operate in the market free of constraint.
PRINCIPLES: Free Markets, Property Rights, Rule of Law and Limited Government.