The following are some responses to the frequently asked questions about the Tanzania UN Youth Delegates and Fellows;

  • What does Tanzania UNYD & F stand for? 

Tanzania UNYD & F stands for Tanzania United Nations Youth Delegates and Fellows.

  • What is the Tanzania UN Youth Delegates & Fellows Program? 

The Tanzania UN Youth Delegates and Fellows  is part of the AFRICAN UNYD, a program which aims to increase representation of the youth of the Global South at the United Nations. Therefore, we are looking for interested and highly motivated young people who want to become UN Youth Delegates and UN Youth Fellows to represent the interests of the youth at both the national and international level! In 2023 The Program seeks for 20 Tanzania UN Youth Fellows from which 2 will become the official Tanzania UN Youth Delegates.

  • Is it Fully Funded?

Yes! The program is fully funded for the 2 delegates to attend regional workshop and the UNGA meeting and for the fellows to attend national workshops.

  • Is there a salary?

NO! This is not a job offer hence there is NO salary, it is an opportunity to represent Tanzanian youth at the United Nations, learn about various issues concerning young people, and increase your network.

  •  Is it a must to record the video on the application?

Yes, it is a must to record the video as part of the application requirement. 

  • What does the program offer?

The chance to become part of a national UN Fellowship with opportunities at UN internships, formulating a mandate that represents the demands of the youth, and outreach activities. Moreover, two fellows are selected as youth delegates and get to represent the youth interests of your country at the UN General Assembly in New York.

  • What are the eligibility requirements for Tanzania UNYD & F? 

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Tanzania UN Youth Delegates and Fellows Program is open to young Tanzanians between the ages of 18 and 32 who are passionate about leadership, youth development, responsible and committed to fulfill duties of delegates.

  • What are the criteria for selection? 

Selection panels will use various criteria to evaluate applications including how the applicants responded, and it is on merit and competent based.

  • Can a foreigner apply for the program?

No! only Tanzanian nationals can apply for Tanzania UN Youth Delegates and Fellows Program.

  • Is it a must for me to be available to attend all workshops?

Yes, it is, you should be available to attend the national workshop for the fellows, regional workshops for the delegates  and to travel on all the indicated dates of the program. And you will be disqualified as a UN Youth Delegate if you do not participate in all of the mentioned dates.

Application form available at:

Deadline: 24h January 2023






Project “African UN Youth Delegates” aims to increase representation of the youth of the Global South at the United Nations. Therefore, we are looking for interested and highly motivated young people who want to become Tanzania UN Youth Delegates and UN Youth Fellows to represent the interests of the youth at both the national and international level!

Who can apply?

Young, highly motivated people between the age of 18 and 32, with a sufficient command of the English language. Further, applicants need to be available to travel and attend workshops throughout 2023 (exact dates are indicated in the application form)

What does the program offer?

The chance to become part of a national UN Fellowship with opportunities at UN internships, formulating a mandate that represents the demands of the youth, outreach activities and the possibility to be part in joining a UN Association. Moreover, two fellows are selected as UN youth delegates and get to represent the youth interests of your country at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Deadline: 24.01.2023     

Apply here (Tanzania)



The United Nations Association of Tanzania is one of the oldest Civil Society Organizations in the country registered in 1964. It’s office is located at 27 Mikocheni street, Mikocheni B, Off Mwai Kibaki Road, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The organization is entirely devoted to supporting the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, promoting public awareness and understanding of the activities of the United Nations and its agencies. Moreover, it strives for the recognition of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout Tanzania and the World.

Our Mission is to Mobilize for action, promote inclusiveness, enhance accountability and to ensure that no one is left behind in the implementation and achievement of SDGs in Tanzania. A just Tanzania society where no one is left behind.

Call for external auditor

UNA Tanzania is calling for a registered and reputable Audit firm to conduct an Annual statutory audit for the year Jan 2022 to December 2022. The audit firm shall conduct specific project audits and to conduct Annual Organization Financial audit.

The proposed dates for the task is between December 2022 to January 2023.


The applicant should submit;

  1. An application letter
  2. An updated profile of the firm and three references of previously conducted audits
  3. A quoted proposal  describing how they shall perform the task together with a budget.

Submit your application through

Deadline: November 23, 2022.


The urgency of sustainable development to the society is more evident than ever. The changing climate affects all parts of society, with catastrophic environmental, economic and social consequences, such as poverty, violent conflicts and famine. Journalism has a fundamental role to play in informing the public and framing the issues of society. In addition, journalism is capable of spurring engagement with various sustainability issues at local, national or transnational level as well as investigating and putting pressure on those in power to take sustainable development issues seriously and to do their utmost to live up to the promises they make to their citizens. 

Since 2018, UNA Tanzania in partnership with Media Space Tanzania have been running the SDG’s journalist and storytelling club. The objective of the club is to bring journalists, editors and storytellers in Tanzania at the forefront of telling the SDGs stories from the lens of the people. The club provides mentorship and capacity building to both young and experienced journalists in Tanzania as well as connecting the members with SDGs related opportunities for journalists. Members of the club come from three different journalistic categories: general journalism, specialized journalism and investigative journalism, and fill important roles with different qualifications and areas of expertise.

Journalism plays a key role in driving social change 

One enthusiastic member with a passion for advocacy and promoting the SDGs in the media is Imani Henrick, who joined the SDG’s journalist and storytelling club in 2019. Imani is a Station Manager at Kings FM Radio in Njombe and the founder of the podcast Dig It with Imani, a community-informing podcast highlighting human rights issues related to gender, inclusion and safety on the internet. In addition to her impressive track record, which includes being the only African winner of the Youth Peace Challenge (YPC), a Thomson Reuters Changemaker and Award-Winning Digital Content Creator, she is particularly passionate about girls and women’s rights in digital spaces. 

In her role as a journalist and media person, Imani feels she has an important responsibility to inform and drive social change. Journalism and the media have the power to change, especially when people have a strong trust in them, says Imani. The dissemination of stories, documentaries and investigative journalism is therefore an important element of democracy – and not least the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. 

Imani Henrick – SDGs Journalists and storytelling Club member

Practical tools on how to fully package stories about SDGs and valuable contacts

The main reason Imani joined the SDG’s journalist and storytelling club was to get practical tools to better connect the SDGs in her writing to help raise public understanding of sustainability issues. Before joining the club, she found it particularly difficult to produce material related to the SDGs that was well supported by data, which she feels the SDG club has helped her with.

“I now know how to better package my stories and how to build my arguments with data, which is a powerful tool to persuade and create change!” 

In addition to gaining access to new techniques and ways of working to better include the SDGs in journalism, the SDG journalist club has also contributed to a larger network with many valuable contacts, says Imani. 

Imani Henrick drives change to embed gender equality online

A driving force in Imani’s projects has always been to transform the internet for the better, especially for girls and women who often lack opportunities and skills to use and create digital tools and online content. Bridging the digital gender divide, would make online spaces safer for both genders, enabling both genders to utilize opportunities as well as benefiting their communities, economically, socially and politically, according to Imani. 

“We must actively strive to dispel the myth that technology is “for boys” and ensure that girls and women are included in the digital world. Holding girls and women back in this area affects all aspects of their lives, including their ability to speak out and campaign for change in issues affecting them.”

In the future, Imani looks forward to continuing the work of enforcing gender equality online in Tanzania. It is an important, and necessary, work to ensure that no one is left behind of the development that we look forward to in the future! 

Click the link to know more about the club and how to sign up:


The CSOs Week is an annual event organized by a consortium of local and international Tanzania civil society organizations. This year UNA Tanzania was among the steering committee of twenty-eight (28) CSOs. The primary objective of the CSO week is to strengthen relationships between key development actors. The 2022 CSOs Week theme was “People’s Development, People’s Stories”, emphasizing the importance of inclusion to ensure that no one is left behind. The CSOs week mobilized about 400 attendees representing the government, young entrepreneurs, students, community-based organizations, civil society organizations, youth, women and people with disabilities from different parts of the country. UNA Tanzania organized 3 sessions (2 side events and 1 outreach session);

 UNA Tanzania team in a group photo during the national CSOs Week held in Arusha.

Session 1: Career Guidance Outreach at Tengeru Institute of Community Development

The session targeted university students in building capacity to explore opportunities beyond formal education. The outreach session was attended by 300 students (186 female and 114 male). A number of issues were raised by students including the need for enabling business environments for student Entrepreneurs, access to finance for business establishment and support for internships to gain practical skills in their profession. The issues raised were compiled to form part of key advocacy messages for increasing effort to empower young people soon after years in college.

UNA Tanzania team in a group photo with Tengeru Institute of Community Development students  on an outreach session organized by UNA Tanzania, Restless Development and UMATI during CSOs week.

Session 2: Enhance Youth Voices & Agency in Governance 

This session expounded on meaningful representation of youth as equitable partners with equal voice and rights, rather than silent objects and tokens of policy or programs. Young leaders from the grassroots discussed creating channels for participation, mobilization and lead not only to yield a more contextualized solution to the development and civic issues but also in co- creating an empowering process for the community involvement in governance to create long and lasting change. 60 youth participated in the session (31 female and 29 male). The panelists urged on; the operationalization of the youth council,  youth to play their role in capacitating themselves, seek information, participate in statutory meetings and air their voices so that the programs and policies meet their needs, The government should be ready to adopt new techniques such as digital methods or community outreaches to seek youth consultations.

Panelists during the session on youth voices and agency in governance  organized by UNA Tanzania and Restless Development during CSOs Week at AICC.

Session 03: Girls’ education and digital adaptability for development 

UNA Tanzania organized a Session in collaboration with Malala Fund, Haki Elimu, TEN/MET, PWC and Plan International. The session highlighted key digitalization aspects in transforming education in Tanzania, especially access to the most marginalized girls for effective transitioning. This session was attended by a total of 61 people (35 female and 26 male) including young girls from schools. The panelists for the session were from various Civil Society Organizations and a representative from the Ministry of Education;  Nicodemus Gachu from Plan International, Dr. Gladness Kirei from Ministry of Education, Khalila Mbowe from Girl Effect, Dr. Estahappy Wenje from Girls Foundation of Tanzania and Loyce Andrea a girl (13 years old) from Geita. The session highlighted the key barriers that prevent marginalized girls from exercising their educational rights. The issues raised during the panel discussion were School-based gender violence, Community Support for Girls’ Education and Social-cultural norms that hinder girls’ education when transitioning to secondary education. Among the recommendations were developing comprehensive and forward looking policies to guide digitalization in education, increasing investment in digital technology skills for teachers and infrastructure in schools and for distance learning.

Panelists during the session on girls education and digital adaptability for development  organized by UNA Tanzania, Plan International Tanzania, Malala Fund, Haki Elimu, TEN/MET, PWCCSOs during CSOs week at AICC.