Welcome to our May Newsletter! Once again we feel happy to share Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform’s May activities with you.

This Newsletter covers different activities including events we had including ONGEA PROJECT by Mulika Tanzania, AJENDA YA VIJANA, National Population Policy (2006) Review, MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY!




Accelerating Human Right Values in Arts  

Mulika Tanzania – a youth focused non government organization that strives to put young people at the center of development and decision-making processes has launched the Ongea Project, designed to increase young people’s understanding of the concept/meaning of Human Rights through visual art. 

The project directly targets young visual artists 15-24 years of age from different backgrounds, gender, ability, and professions for them to showcase their ideas/design that amplifies change in human rights. Also, it is designed to enable young people to know their rights, responsibilities, and roles in implementing them in their communities.

 The project trains and capacitates young visual artists on how best they can use their talents to advocate for Human Rights and bring innovative solutions through their arts like cartoons, drawings, and pictures. Moreover, the program provides a platform for young artists to showcase/exhibit their work to decision-makers and the community as a whole.

 The program has impacted more than 20 Young Visual Artists with training and capacity building on using their talents to amplify issues of human rights, especially in the areas of; Youth and Digital Rights, Climate and Gender Crisis, Youth Active Participation in Decision Making, Gender Equality, and Inclusiveness, Freedom of Expression and Access to information and Youth and Gender-Based Violence.

 As a result, more than 20 artworks have been produced that clearly speak about challenges and opportunities on Human Rights agendas and the role of young people in achieving a just society.

MULIKA Tanzania is a member of Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform contributing to youth thematic clusters advocating for positioning youth at the center of development and decision-making processes.



The Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) in collaboration with the Civil Society organizations under Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform and other stakeholders, have done a policy review of the National Population Policy (NPP) 2006 as well as preparing its Implementation Strategy (IS). 

The aim of the review was to assess progress made in implementing the National Population Policy (NPP) 2006 and provide a way forward on the country’s development path in the years ahead. It also aimed at ensuring that policy objectives of the revised National Population Policy  are in tune with the current views and aspirations of the nation and reflects the country’s emerging population issues. 

For instance, the changes in the paradigm of development blueprint in the early 2000’s such as Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025, the Long-Term Perspective Plan, 2011/12 – 2025/26 implementable through The First National Five-Year Development Plan (2011/12 – 2015/16), the Second National Five-Year Development Plan (2016/17 – 2020/21) and currently the Third National Five-Year Development Plan (2021/22 – 2025/26).

Moreover, in the international platforms, several issues have emerged such as the effects of the population on employment, the Inclusion of special groups in social, political, and economic activities, Improving provision of Reproductive Health, and Ineffective environmental conservation for sustainable development, delaying social Capital and  Effects of non-communicable diseases which made stakeholders recommend that the Government should also pay attention to Tropical Neglected diseases, and Outbreaks like COVID 19 and pandemics of such which have shown severe damages to country’s economy and even manpower and has also  watershed developmental progress that had been attained earlier, thus the Government through policymakers should pay a keen eye in making policies that combat the impacts from pandemics such as COVID 19 apart from that the government should set aside a recovery budget  that will be used to assist the retrieval process and avoid further damage instead of pre-empting the initial set budget for development plans.

Therefore, the review took into consideration the dynamic issues of economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental with significant influence on demographics and socioeconomic development aspirations of the country towards the attainment of the Vision 2025 and beyond targets, and with the endorsement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and Africa Agenda 2063. All these changes call for revision of the population policy to lodge a new development focus that has occurred for the betterment of the country. 



Ajenda ya Vijana Consortium is a partnership of nine vibrant Tanzanian youth-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Built from the previous collaboration, the 13 youth-led CSOs collaborated and worked together to champion the creation, validation and launching of the 2020-2025 Tanzania Youth Manifesto. The nine organizations includes: Tanzania Bora Initiative (TBI), Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC), Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA), United Nations Association Tanzania (UNA), Restless Development, Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC), Bridge for Change, Youth with Disability Organization (YoWDO) and Femina. 

The consortium aims at advocating, capacitating and engaging youth in friendly platforms and models for sustainable policies and services by intervening in  areas of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Information and LeadershipThe consultative process identified gaps where young men and women in the country are facing numerous challenges which  continue to impact youths’ perception of the value of engaging in political and governance processes. 

The challenges includes; few opportunities for youth to participate in civic and political processes, limitations on freedom of expression and assembly, lack of jobs, access to information, lack of quality health and education, gender inequalities, unmet needs of People with disabilities and  limited space or avenues for youth to raise their voices in decision make processes.

TANZANIA BORA INITIATIVE (TBI) is a member of Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform contributing to youth thematic cluster. Its missioned at inspiring active civically engaged youth with vision to see a peaceful, responsible, accountable and transparent Tanzanian society


Women in Diplomacy (WID) invited United Nations Associations Of Tanzania (UNAT) co-convening Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform (TSDP) in commemorating the global menstrual hygiene Day on 27th May 2022 with the theme “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health” to secondary school girls from Alpha Schools and Diplomasia Secondary School which was also joined by District Commissioner Hon. Jokate Mwegelo. The aim of this event was to provide education to the young girls on menstrual hygiene and health and the right product to use during menstrual days, especially the ones that sustain the environment (Sustainable Sanitary Pads) and also taught them the right ways to keep themselves safe during the menstrual days so that they could be attending classes with confidence.

We also had a session where we talked of the Sustainable Development Goals and highlighted the most catching goals to them include Goal 3 (Good health and well being), Goal 4 ( Quality Education ), Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 13 (Climate Action). and the discussion raised curiosity to the young girls to be SDGs champions.

Women In Diplomacy distributed 30 boxes of sanitary pads to each school to assist the girls during their menstrual days!

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Comment (1)

  1. Mark
    September 10, 2022

    Thanks for your blog, nice to read. Do not stop.

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