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An analysis made by Policy Forum shows that in Africa, 10 to 12 million youth enter the workforce each year although only 3 million formal jobs are created whilst the impact of the enduring COVID-19 pandemic is highly expected to worsen the trend. Considering the population of Tanzania which has increased more than four times from 12.3 million in 1967 to 55.9 million in 2019 where the average annual growth rate according to the 2012 Population and Housing Census is 3.1% which also stipulates 77% of Tanzanians are below the age of 35 and 19% are between 15-24 years.
A recent study by Restless Development, a Policy Forum member organization, indicates that, three (3) out of ten (10) youth agree that there are laws and procedures related to good governance and accountability that enable people to hold their leaders to account. This was said during the last week of October at the morning public dialogue dubbed as Policy Forum Breakfast Debate held at the British Council, Dar es Salaam.
"Research shows that 66% of the population in Tanzania is made of young people under 25 who are more literate than their parents' generation yet today, they make up 60% of the unemployed”. This was said by Mr. Nicas Ngumba, Manager of Restless Development during the August Policy Forum breakfast debate at the British Council.
Since its establishment YPC has for many years worked to widen the democratic space for youth participation and influence through voters‟ education, public debates and support to youth candidates in local and national elections. The main approach through which YPC interacts with its constituency is through Civic Awareness Talks (CATs) ,specific trainings and exposure opportunities.
a. Youth participation in political, social and economic life
b. Building an independent and democratic society
Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA) is a youth-led, non-partisan, non-profit, and non-governmental and membership-based organization founded on 29th July 2000 and registered with a registration number (00NGO/R2/000425) to work as Non-Governmental Organization focusing on youth awareness-raising and empowerment. TYVA defines youth as of age 16-30, of which concentrate much to bring up and create the opportunity for them.
School of TYVA
MYDO is committed to change youths mind-set and perception on farming to make them understand that „agriculture is an enterprise like any other enterprises‟ in mbeya region and probably the better enterprises to invest to compared to the rest.
Young people have the solutions to the world's problems. We’ve been carrying the banner for youth-led development in Tanzania for over 25 years, transferring power into the hands of young people and communities so that they can make a living and claim their sexual rights, and so that their voices can be heard.
A video highlighting a breakfast debate of May 2021 held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre.
Open Mind Tanzania (OMT) is a youth-led cum youth-focused Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). It deals with opening minds of people, youth in particular through active participatory advocacy and capacity building in areas of legal, social, and economic empowerment to enable them (youth) become masters of their development and main contributors to the well-being of their society, country and the world at large.