TAAP, which stands for Transforming Agency, Access, and Power, engages development practitioners, organizations, and policymakers to amplify the voices, opportunities, and dignity of all people. The TAAP Initiative includes the TAAP Approach, TAAP Toolkit and Guide for Inclusive Development, TAAP Community of Practice, TAAP Tuesday newsletter, partnerships, thought leadership, and a learning agenda.
THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
THAT MAKE US DIFFERENT
The TAAP Initiative is universal, intersectional, and transformative–we are the first to bring these three elements together in one unique approach.
We work across all identities, including: sex, gender, age, religion, disability, ethnicity/origin, migration status, race, and other.
We understand that every person’s social identity contains multiple compounded layers. The TAAP approach recognizes the effects of intersectionality – the ways in which a person’s multiple social identities interact to confer advantage or disadvantage.
We recognize that transformative social change comes from working not only with those who lack agency, access, and power – but also those who have it. TAAP is a process by which discrimination, inequality, and egregious power imbalances are changed into inclusive societal outcomes.