09 January 2024

Amplifying Voices, Inspiring Change

In early October 2023, UNICEF, in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania, initiated a series of consultations on climate action involving over 150 children and young people. Simultaneously, more than 12,000 U-Reporters participated in a climate change poll, amplifying awareness, and capturing the voices of Tanzania's youth on the impacts of…, Genoveva Zawadi: Climate change impacts beyond borders  , “Representing the unheard voices of Tanzanian children on a global stage is my proudest moment! COP28 was an opportunity to give a voice to millions of children in Tanzania who, for several reasons, could not be there themselves. As I navigated the bustling atmosphere of COP28, I had a surprising revelation. My assumption that climate change…, Derrick Mwakyeja: A journey from local advocacy to global impact , On World Children's Day 2023, I stood before the Tanzanian Government, presenting the Children for Climate Action report to Hon. Dr. Selemani Said Jafo, Minister of State, Vice President’s Office Union, and Environment. This was a pivotal moment, symbolizing the moment of our efforts to address the impacts of climate change on the rights of…, Loveness Kashumba: Networking for change at COP28  , From the moment I received that life-changing call from UNICEF Tanzania informing me of my sponsorship to attend COP28, I knew that my dreams of making a difference were about to come true. I could not hide my excitement of being part of a global conversation on climate change!   Amid this global gathering, I seized the opportunity to emphasize…
12 December 2023

Empowering dynamic youth activists

Among the fifteen Tanzanian champions featured in the UNICEF Youth Advocacy guide are 24-year-old Ashura Khamis and Rashid Malekela. In their quest to enhance society, these advocates have introduced UNICEF's Youth Advocacy Guide (YAG) to the public. In early January, young champions from diverse children and youth networks, including members of…, Participants of YAG training in Shinyanga developing a Strategic Advocacy plan in groups with help from Rashid Malekela, UNICEF Tanzania/2023/Peter Ally Ashura leading a session in YAG training in Mbeya Ashura leading a session, Ashura leading a session in Youth Advocacy Guide training in Mbeya, Tanzania., UNICEF Tanzania/2023/Peter Ally Youth advocacy guide facilitators Youth advocacy guide facilitators, Youth advocacy guide facilitators, UNICEF Tanzania/2023/Peter Ally Peter and Ashura at the youth advocacy training Peter and Ashura, Peter and Ashura at the youth advocacy training, UNICEF Tanzania/2023/Peter Ally Group work sessions to prioritize major youth challenges Group work sessions, Group work sessions to prioritize major youth challenges in Tanzania during youth advocacy training, UNICEF Tanzania/2023/Peter Ally Participants of YAG training in Shinyanga developing a Strategic Advocacy plan in groups with help from Rashid Malekela Ashura leading a session in YAG training in Mbeya Youth advocacy guide facilitators Peter and Ashura at the youth advocacy training Group work sessions to prioritize major youth challenges Both…