UNA Tanzania in partnership with CRISP Berlin are implementing The African UN Youth Delegate and Representative (AUNYD) Program in Tanzania. The Program is part of a regional movement implemented in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. The main aim is to increase representation of the youth from East Africa at the United Nations. The AUNYD is not an official UN program. The UN Youth Delegate Program is driven and owned by UN Member States. Official Youth Delegates are always exclusively selected by UN Member States.  The civil society youth representatives we select at the AUNYD have a better chance to become national UN Youth Delegates through our training and support.

Following a protracted application and assessment procedure, 20 fellows are chosen in each country.  In Tanzania, the 2024 UN Youth fellows have attended the National Education Assesment Workshop aimed at fostering their knowledge on; The UN systems, it’s structures, tasks and goals, Decision making at the UN, how young people can mobilize and offer active support to United Nations Associations in the country, Critical thinking, Creating a country/regional vision and how to conduct outreach campaings. To further the impact the fellows will undertake outreach activities in their communities based on the campaigns and skills they have build up from the workshop.

The 2024 Tanzania UN Youth Fellows are hail from different parts of Tanzania; Kigoma, Morogoro, Arusha, Mbeya, Dodoma, Tanga, Mwanza, Unguja, Pemba and Dar es salaam. In which 12 are female and 7 male.


Vivian is a Clinician, a  Global Health Youth Advocate, a Malaria Youth Champion under ALMA,  the head of the SAYoF-SADC Health Cluster, and Executive Director at Watoto Afrika Initiative championing Children’s rights and safety through promoting their mental health needs in fulfillment of a safe and happy childhood. A trainer of trainees of the Model African Union under the Au Youth Program. And currently a 2024 Tanzanian UN Youth Fellow.



Salehe is a social entrepreneur dedicated to inspiring others to embrace innovative solutions to improve marginalized communities’ lives and empower youth in Tanzania to reach their full potential. He has served as the Secretary General of the Tanzania Red Cross Society at the University of Dar es Salaam and the Public Relations Officer of the Philosophy Student Association. He is a member of the United Nations Chapter at the University of Dar es Salaam under the Youth of the United Nations Association in Tanzania. His involvement in various committees and associations has shaped his values, purpose and further solidified his commitment to being a symbol of hope and inspiration for other young individuals.



Shaangwa is a proficient Economist currently holding the project coordinator position at Ubongo Kids. Motivated by a strong passion for addressing prevalent issues affecting the youth in his community, Shaangwa dedicates his efforts to areas such as enhancing access to quality education, facilitating opportunities for decent work, and promoting economic growth. Shaangwa is deeply committed to fostering collaborative efforts, actively engaging with partners to achieve mutually shared goals. With a flexible and adaptable approach, he excels as a team player and problem solver, driven by a commitment to make a positive impact in his community.



Alex serving as one of the 2024 Tanzania UN Youth Fellows, seamlessly integrating his role with his initiative as the founder of Ishi Recyclers and partner at Furnitecture. Ishi Recyclers specializes in repurposing glass and plastic waste for various applications, including interior decor (and bottle-blowing), aligning with their mission to promote sustainability and environmental consciousness. Meanwhile, Furnitecture embraces the “fuma fuma” ideology, focusing on sustainable interior design decors to reduce reliance on imports and foster local creativity and production. Together, Masanja and Furnitecture are committed to revolutionizing the interior design industry, advocating for eco-friendly practices. Their priorities include empowering women and supporting children with disabilities, fostering inclusivity and opportunities for all, and ensuring no one is left behind.



Nassir holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Social Work from the University of Dar Es Salaam. He is currently an intern Project Officer at the Center for Youth Dialogue in Pemba.  He is one of the initiators of Kivulini Pemba Youth Initiatives which aimed at linking young people to access the information about the availability of Covid 19 Loans. He is passionate about Leadership, Youth Development and Social Welfare.



Mwajabu is a development practitioner passionate about empowering youth especially young women to be financially independent through digital and social entrepreneurship. She is a digital business coach certified by The German Management Academy of Lower Saxony and Digital Opportunity Trust Tanzania. She was awarded “Best Innovative & Creative Community Leader by Digital Opportunity Trust Tanzania. Through her innovative ways, she has managed to reach more than 300 young women in Unguja and scaled digital business in Zanzibar and beyond empowering them to be financially independent.



Regina is a Computer Scientist and holds the International Certificate of Digital Literacy (ICDL). She is a STEM activist for children and youth, an advocate for climate change, a change-maker, leader, and public speaker. Her STEM experiences and expertise include working with the Foundation for Upcoming Engineers and Scientists (FUES) as a STEM trainer as well as co-founding the changemakers foundation. Also, she is the co-founder and CEO of Grinmakers Solution, a startup specializing in recycling plastic waste.She is serving as a country ambassador for “The Girls Techie” Afica. Regina has received numerous awards, including the Goodwill Prize at the 2023 International SMART Competitions, second place at the national finals of the Climate Launchpad Competitions, national finalist of the MILEAD Programs 2023 and the gold prize at the 2023 Anza Climate Innovation Networking Event.



Kapwani is a lawyer by profession, a young leader and ambassador for positive change. She is the founder of Mojafam, a women-led, award-winning organization dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically Goal 1, 5 and 13.With a passion for climate activism, Kapwani holds key positions such as a steering committee member for the Tanzanian Youth Organizations Coalition for Climate Change under UNEP and a member of the Green Samia Climate Action. Her dedication to climate advocacy dates back to her tenure as a climate ambassador for UNICEF from 2010 to 2015.

In addition to her climate activism, Kapwani is a staunch advocate for human rights, particularly in her fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), drawing from her own experiences as a survivor. She actively contributes to various leadership and youth engagement initiatives, including serving as the Vice President for St. Augustine University Tanzania Mwanza (SAUT) from 2021 to 2022 and as the chairperson of the Youth Accountability Forum of Tanzania under WAJIBU Institute for public accountability from 2021 to 2022, demonstrating her commitment to youth development.Kapwani’s remarkable contributions and leadership have been recognized through numerous accolades, including the Rising Woman Award 2023 by Mwananchi Communications LTD and KPMG and the 1st runner up of the young leader of the Year award at the Tanzania Emerging Youth Awards 2022.



Nyamguma is a passionate journalist and a founder of Lagosa Media. He is committed to amplifying marginalized voices and empowering fellow journalists for inclusive development. Serving as a writer for organizations known as Girl Effects and contributing to impactful campaigns like the Mwanzo Mwema Vaccination Campaign. His dedication lies in advocating for the underrepresented and fostering inclusive development by highlighting the stories and struggles of marginalized communities worldwide through the power of storytelling.



Swaumu is an award winning scientist, researcher, strategic business analyst, and a dedicated mentor. I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Management at Mzumbe University, as well as a second Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). My passion for nurturing young minds and fostering innovation led me to volunteer as a logistics analyst and mentor at Young Scientists Tanzania (YST), whereby since 2014 I have had the privilege to support and facilitate more than 400 solution-based projects showcased by the secondary school students from all regions of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. I am a fervent advocate for inclusive, quality education and all other sustainable development goals, and I am committed to leveraging my expertise to contribute to sustainable development and amplify the voices of the youth, ultimately creating a more impactful global footprint.



Tanyamelisa is a health advocate dedicated to educating her community on healthy lifestyle practices and fostering self-development among youth. She is servig as the Assistant International Service Director of the Rotaract Club of Kairuki where she spearheads projects addressing social issues locally and globally. Additionally, as Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Chapter of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University under the Youth of United Nations Associations of Tanzania, she promotes awareness of global issues and sustainable development goals among her peers. Notably, in February 2024, she facilitated the inauguration of the United Nations Club Tanzania at Mashujaa Secondary School, inspiring young students to engage in civic responsibility. Tanyamelisa’s unwavering commitment to community service and leadership positions her as an aspiring and impactful figure, dedicated to creating a healthier and more empowered future for her community.



Upendo Mwakyusa is an environmental scientist advocating for climate action and environmental conservation. Her work focuses on impacting women, youth, and children. Upendo founded an organization called Call for Environmental Conservation Organization through which she has been able to reach the community through eco-entrepreneurship and green skills utilization activities, conservation programs, climate education, and climate and gender. Upendo is also a writer. She has written articles in local newspapers, books, and magazines concerning environmental conservation and climate action.  In 2024 Upendo was appointed as a National Youth Representative to the Commonwealth Youth Climate Network. Upendo’s vision is to create sustainable, greener, and cleaner communities where everyone takes part in attaining that goal.



Happiness is a teacher at Fountain Gate Academy Morogoro. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and making a positive impact on the community through the accessibility of quality education. She is committed to using her skills and knowledge to help society hence she initiated the program Color the World; where she addresses challenges the community faces in accessing quality Education, opportunities and is dedicated to finding solutions to these challenges. Happiness engages fully with the community by conducting awareness-raising campaigns on community engagement in supporting children who had no access to quality Education due to a shortage of facilities. Happiness is a passionate young change-maker who believes that youth have ideas talents and abilities to make real change.



Herrieth is a 21 years old devouring her knowledge in accounting and economics to promote social change, with an emphasis on empowering young people, reducing poverty, and protecting the environment. She is the Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Chapter at the University of Dar es Salaam and to add up she represented Tanzanian youth at the 2023 Youth Climate Summit.

In her academic pursuit, she is currently undertaking the Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Dar es salaam. More over she is an accounting technician still pursuing a Certified Public Accounting and Auditing Professional Certificate. At the same time, she is enrolled at the Aspire Leadership Program under Havard School of Business. Her passionate commitment is to inspire youth and adults to work together to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and uplift marginalized youths in Tanzania and beyond.



Aurelio is enthusiastic about utilizing innovative technologies to tackle critical development challenges. He is particularly interested in harnessing emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence to create positive social impact, bolster the resilience and inclusion of vulnerable groups, and drive transformative change across various sectors.



Jacqueline is a remarkable serial entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to promoting self-sufficient and sustainable societies. As the Director of Highlands FM Radio, located in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, specifically in the city of Mbeya, she has made significant strides in using media for development and improving livelihoods in rural and semi-urban areas of Tanzania.

Jacqueline Lawrence holds a diverse educational background that has shaped her into a visionary leader. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on International Business and International Marketing & Finance. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies, equipping her with the skills needed to make a substantial impact in the world of media. Jacqeline is a Sustainability Champion, with a Diploma Sustainability from Swedish Institute, Sweden. Jacqueline’s educational journey also took her to the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA as Mandela Washington Fellow in 2017, where she further expanded her knowledge and skills in Entrepreneurship.

She remains a dedicated media professional and a change-maker who has made a substantial impact in her region Mbeya,via Highlands FM Radio. Her commitment to sustainable development, her achievements, and her numerous initiatives have left an indelible mark on her community and beyond. She is a true inspiration and a testament to the power of leadership, innovation, and social impact.



Humphrey is a passionate advocate for positive change and youth empowerment. As an SDGs Champion and dedicated youth activist, he serves as the coordinator of Tanzania International Model of United Nations at the Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania. Additionally, Humphrey holds the esteemed position of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications at the Institute of Social Work. With a keen ability to coordinate youth programs, Humphrey is committed to driving progress in critical areas such as achieving Sustainable Development Goals, fostering youth civil engagement, and promoting peace building initiatives. His solid dedication to these causes reflects his vision for a brighter, more inclusive future for Tanzania and beyond.



Brenda is a 2024 Master Card Foundation Jim Leech fellow and master’s candidate at the University of Pretoria, specializing in development studies. She serves as a mentor at Girl4Girl guiding young girls in Tanzania, and she was Vice Chair of the Central, Eastern and the Diaspora (CEND) Caucus at the Amazon Leadership organization in 2023. She works in the same organization (TheALI) as the project coordinator for East Africa, focusing on empowering women and girls, establishing support networks for mentorship, and providing career guidance to mitigate gender inequality and discrimination. The organization has positively impacted over 150 young girls in secondary schools across Pretoria and East Africa in 2021.



Sandra is experienced in marketing, business development, and project management. She has co-founded Coconut Clove, a company focused on events and merchandising. Passionate about climate action, she co-founded and serves as Board Member at a Tanzanian NGO, Tunza Green Initiative. She also volunteers as a Private Sector Representative in the Global Water Leadership Programme under GWP Tanzania and the Ministry of Water through the National Multi-Sectoral Forum for Water Resources and Development. With a keen understanding of both corporate business and sustainable development principles, Sandra aims to foster economic growth while championing environmental stewardship.