Restless Development

Newsletter | January 2016

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Restless Development, with the support of Action/2015 and in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sport, UNFPA and other UN agencies and other 20 youth-led and youth-focused organisations, celebrated International Youth Day on August 12, 2015. This year the celebrations focused on youth decisionmaking and participation in the upcoming general elections (October 2015) and the Sustainable Development Goals, which has been agreed by global leaders in September 2015. The national event celebrating International Youth Day was held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam and regional events were held in Lindi, Ruvuma, Mbeya and Iringa. Over 2,500 youth (more than 50% female) took part in the activities that included a Youth Symposium, edutainment and sport activities, exhibition and services, youth marching and dialogues.


On Tuesday 29 August 2015, Restless Development and partners were excited to launch a “Youth Manifesto for 2015”. The manifesto shares the views and priorities of youth across 19 regions of Tanzania. Over 3000 young people from 19 rural and urban communities across Tanzania were consulted to identify their views and priorities and what they want from government over the next five years. Different methodologies were used to develop the manifesto such as questionnaires, interviews and social media platforms including Twitter. The launch was attended by over 500 dignitaries, youth organizations and young people. The keynote speeches were delivered by Maria Sarungi, communication expert, Ally Possi, lecturer at Law School of Tanzania, Mike Mushi, co-founder of Jamii Forum, Nikki wa Pili, artist, and Adam Anthony, Country Programme Assistant at The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA). The Youth Manifesto contains insights from young people on employment, quality education, accessible and affordable health services, good governance and accountability, and youth in decision-making. Others areas covered in the manifesto are youth and national resources, arts, sports, cultures, youth with disability, gender equity and diplomacy. We aim to disseminate the manifesto widely both hard and soft copy
ICS Restless Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2015

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