About Us

About Us

Welcome To Tanzania Youth Vision Association [TYVA]

A dynamic and youth-led organization committed to fostering positive change and empowerment among the youth in Tanzania. Here, we provide a glimpse into our history, values, and the driving force behind our mission Our Story. Established on July 29, 2000, TYVA emerged to fill a crucial gap in youth representation and participation in Tanzania. Over the years, we have evolved into a non-partisan, non-profit, and non-governmental organization dedicated to the holistic development of young individuals aged 16-30. Our journey has been marked by a relentless commitment to capacity building, awareness raising, and creating opportunities for the youth.

Our Vision

To see a free, just, democratic and peaceful society, in which there is active and effective youth participation.

Our Mission

TYVA is dedicated toward promoting empowerment and self-realization of young people through mounting awareness raising, capacity building and networking programs which are youth cantered, gender sensitive environmental friendly and readily accessible to vulnerable youth

Main Objective

To bring together the youth of Tanzania with a view of realizing and mobilizing their talents and potentials in the spirit of promoting peace, democracy, socio-economic development and protection peace and democracyum.

Organization Overview

Tanzania Youth Vision Association [TYVA] is a youth-led, non-partisan, non-profit, and non-governmental and membership based organization founded in 29th July 2000 and registered with a registration number [S.O NO.11454] and got new registration under new NGO Act of 2018 (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. The Organization was formed to fill a gap of a strong youth organizations and to address the challenge of poor youth involvement and participation. It aims at capacity building of youth and youth organizations in civic and social-economic spheres, focusing on bringing about self-realization and empowerment of young people in Tanzania.

Organizational Structure

Annual General Meeting-AGM of the General Assembly

The Annual General Meeting is the supreme organ of the Association responsible for the whole of its policy and work as defined the constitution of TYVA. The AGM is composed of members of the association.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the organization consist of all seven officers of the organization where five are elected by the AGM and two are employed by the board members to fill the vacant of Executive Director and Director of Finance. The Board of Directors meets at least once in every quarter of a financial year starting from January 1st and ending on December 31st each year; which means the Board meetings are convened in four different quarters of the year, and whatever time as it may seem convenient to conduct the affairs of the organization.

The Secretariat

A Secretariat is a technocrat body performing all technical matters of the day to day affairs of the association. It is employed by the Executive Director of the organization. The Secretariat is composed of Head of program and Head of finance.

Board of Advisors

This is a Board of Advisors of the organization which consist of between two to eleven individuals from within especially honorary members or outside the organization. The members of the Board of Advisors are nominated by the Board of Directors and approved by the Annual General Meeting and the advisors shall be persons of integrity and rectitude in the society. The Function of the Board of Advisors is to advise the Board of Directors on matters that requires thorough consultations on maintain the values, traditions and objectives, mission and vision

Our Projects

  • Youth Engagement in Good governance and Accountability (YEGA)
  • The main objective of this project capacity , transparency and accountability fit local governance structure to improve delivery of service at Tandahimba and Chamwino districts this project are geared to improve women, and youth participation on decision making process through representation and active engagement into existing administrative governance structure at Tandahimba and Chamwino

    Our Programs

    2. Dira Dialogues: 2000-to date

    It is a capacity building program customized for youth, most recently TYVA members has been beneficiaries of this program. Various skills-based sessions are conducted on Lobbying and Advocacy, Policy analysis, Leadership skills, Project Planning and Management, Public Speaking, Fundraising skills, Proposal writing, Media and Youth and Conflict resolution

    2. Dira Dialogues: 2000-to date

    Dira dialogues are the platforms used by TYVA to advocate for youth cross-cutting polices and important issues that are of their interest for the welfare of the nation. Since its inception in the year 2000, TYVA has used Dira dialogues to champion effective youth participation in various national debates and discussions.

    3. Youth Agenda Manifesto: 2005, 2010, 2015

    This a program coordinated by TYVA in collaboration with other youth-led organizations. Both Youth Agenda (2005) and (2010), Used as alternative election manifesto for youth, this made an alternative comprehensive youth situational analysis in Tanzania covering most important ten issues. The areas were, Independent Youth Council, Employment, Education, Youth Participation, Health, Sports and Culture, Good Governance and Accountability, Poverty Reduction, Youth with disabilities, and Diplomacy. The manifesto was made available for each political party, as when either of them assumes power it may implement the youth demands as per analysis made.