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 (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, empowerment, Participation and involvement of young people in Tanzania.
To see a free, just, democratic and peaceful society, in which there is active and effective youth participation.
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
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 democracy
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
4.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
GODFREY MITANDE – Chairperson Board of Directors
A Sociologist and Professional
worker with 5 years of work experience in development and humanitarian
programs. He has vast experience in designing and implementing Gender-based
synchronized HIV/AIDS programs for Key and Vulnerable Populations, integrating
Human-centered design for social innovation, and SASA! An evidence-based
approach for addressing social norms. Additionally, he aspires to integrate gender into the continuum of
SRH and HIV/AIDS care & treatment services. Besides, he has a strong
academic record with solid learning abilities. Recently, he work at
EngenderHealth as Gender and Youth Advisor, while at the same time he serve as
the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA).
AGNES RUTACHWEKA- Board Member
She has a Bachelors degree in International Business Administration in Accounting from United States International University-Africa. Currently Working with Tanzania Building Agency as an Accountant. She’s well equipped with Business development and entrepreneurial outlook skills acquired while working with AIESEC Rwanda. She’s open minded with strong learning abilities.
LAURENCIA DISMAS TAIRO- Board Member
Laurencia Dismas Tairo is a Director, Board of directors at Tanzania Youth Vision Association. A bachelor degree holder in Sociology. She has extensive experience in social safeguards, skilled in conducting Social Impact Assessment. She is passionate in learning, flexible and self-motivated young women and aspire in advocating youth agenda.
Rizwan Jamal -Board Member
Ridhiwani Jamal is health personnel experienced in
advocacy based on youth related matters with well-equipped facilitation skills
acquired through implementation of different projects such as Youth Employment
Intiative in Dar es salaam for more than five years with in Tanzania Youth
Vision Association. Other skills including organizing and leadership skills
capacitated through different trainings from different institutions like
MS-TCDC leadership trainings programs.
Ignas Lukanga -Board Member
Ignas Lukanga is a self-motivated
youth with professional expertise and diverse experience on working with the
non-profit organizations on designing and implementing different programs on
Education, Community and centre Based ECD, Nutrition, Child protection, Civic
awareness, Entrepreneurship and youth empowerment. Also well skilled in
conducting project baseline surveys,
Project M&E, and Household Surveys. Currently working with
SAWA-Tanzania as an ECD programs officer and Child protection focal person.
Yusuph Bwango – Executive Director
He’s a social worker by profession and a member of Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA), who also served in a leadership as Head of Lobbying, Advocacy and Network (LAN) from 2017-2020.
He formed part to represent and design various youth policy advocacy programs/projects in TYVA as a volunteer then Ho-LAN through his active engagement in different youth crosscutting policy advocacy coalitions in Tanzania such as TAYARH, Action Aid International Youth Working Group, Activista as well as Youth CSOs & Parliamentarians engagement coalition and helps to shape youth related policy agendas and plans. He is passionate in good governance and accountability.
Rashidi Ritogolo- Director of Finance
He is a young Tanzanian youth worker, He served as a volunteer under treasurer and finance department since 2014 then later on he was elected a Treasurer at Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA) from 2017-2020.
He was an executive committee member at TYVA then an assistant project accountant for Youth Employment Initiative Dar Es Salaam (YEID) project, a team leader for Youth Engagement in Governance and Accountability project and the like.
He’s strength has been in finance professionally and personally since his first introduction at TYVA