In this year’s National Youth Week, UNA Tanzania partnered with Prime Minister’s Office – Ministry of Youth to plan, organize and the event with the theme, “ICT for Sustainable Development.” To ensure that young men and women are at a better position to utilize ICT opportunities for their own economic advantage in Tanzania. Additionally, the activities aimed to raise awareness among youth on their potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Five Years Development Plan (FYDP III 2021/22-2025/26)

The Week kicked off on Friday 8th October in Chato Geita with 2000 young people from different regions in Tanzania were in attendance with the Hon MP Prime Ministers Kassim Majaliwa Kassim inaugurating the Youth Week with a series of a youth symposium, exhibitions and sports bonanza.

The symposium highlighted important issues regarding the strengthening of safe spaces for youth in Tanzania and government’s efforts to provide a safe environment for youth; the importance of life-skills training to enable youth to overcome life challenges; the importance of ICT for youth economic development; and the fight against corruption and drug abuse.

We, the United Nations Association of Tanzania supported a Sports Bonanza aiming to promote the role of sports in co-existence efforts and bring together youth to learn from each other. With 400 youth participating in the bonanza, The Guest of Honor, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Hon. Jenista Mhagama insisting on sports promotion as a recreational space where a healthy lifestyle can be nurtured, where youth can meet to improve their social skills, strengthen cultural values and adapt to rules.