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Background of Tanzania Youth Espouse for Gender and Development

Tanzania Youth Espouse for Gender and Development (TYEGD), is a youth non-governmental and non-profit making organization which emerged through a collective critical reflection on Gender relations, Human Rights and the position of young people in bringing about social change in the community through their collective efforts. The organization was established in 2015 and got its registration in August 2017 under NGO Act 2002, with registration number 00NGO/0009374. It’s headquartered in Bunda District, Mara region Tanzania, and it is registered to work in Tanzania mainland. Currently, TYEGD has representatives in five Regions of Mwanza, Geita, Mtwara, Iringa and Dar es Salaam.

History to the Establishment of TYEGD

Five graduates namely, Benjamin Kadikilo, Christian Mchopa, Hellen Kissa, Bernardo Bulugu, and Fredrick Semainda established TYEGD. The establishment of the organization was due to Nyamburi Marwa’s incident based on her real-life experience.

Nyamburi Marwa was a Tanzanian girl who graduated in social work from Makelele University in Uganda in 2013. Shortly after completing her higher education, she was able to return home and employ herself in handicraft activities. For the time she was far away from home country, she was less involved and unable to participate in various customs and traditions that were practiced by their tribe.

When the daughter returned home, she observed some practices which were unfair and against human rights, particularly to women including the issues of early marriages and decision making. Bad enough, her parents abducted her and forced her to have female genital mutilation (FGM) without her consent. The act that hurt her so much that she had to flee her home to Dar es Salaam to start new life.

Cumulatively TYEGD has reached more than 15,500 farmers through African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project with the use of digital literacy learning materials and bundling services for improving agricultural production and productivity

As soon as she arrived in the city, she started volunteering at a social institution known as the Tanzania Gender Network Program (TGNP) where she met other gender experts (Benjamin Kadikilo, Hellen Kissa, Bernardo Bulugu, Christian Mchopa, and Fredrick Semainda).

Not enough, she decided to go further to the leading psychologist of the Solution-In organization known as Hellen Kissa. She shared everything in detail, which helped Nyamburi to be mentally healthy as well as to relieve the stress she was experiencing permanently.

While in her workplace, she succeeded in forming various groups in the dispersed society and providing more education to women who were facing various challenges brought by their traditions and customs. Due to the formation of educational groups, and the extra work she devoted, she started seeing changes in some families.

As a result of her efforts in the office and in the community, she was also able to obtain permanent employment and be appointed as an organization project officer. Her efforts touched some of the staff and some of them decided to collaborate with her to achieve a well-recognized women’s role in society.

In 2015, Nyamburi managed to find a life partner, and soon after she became pregnant. The situation led her to become very weak and when it came time to give birth, she went to the nearest hospital and got immediate care she was then diagnosed with severe anemia that led to her death. Her death deeply affected her close working mates, later they decided to do something for the community and set up an organization known as the Tanzania Youth Espouse for Gender and Development (TYEGD) as a remembrance of Nyamburi’s efforts, which will help to educate the community at large and ensure young people get justice. It was only in 2017 that they successfully registered the organization and continued social activities to this day.

Vision, Mission, and Core Values


Equal community that respects human rights where young people are empowered to become the main actors for social change

To support young people to become main actors for social change in the community by fighting against inequality through education and empowerment.


we are dedicated to provision of quality services in our programs


We empower young generation to lift-up their endeavor


We are committed to diverse involvement of stakeholders


We influence equal participation in community development
List of TYEGD Policies
  • Financial and Administration Manual
  • Ant corruption policy
  • HR. Manual
  • Child Protection policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Gender and HIV policy
  • Health Safety policy
  • Security policy
  • Conflicts of Interest policy
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Anti-Corruption policy
  • Age Equality policy
  • Travel Expenses policy
  • Procedures for Transportation Logistics policy

Founding Members

Benjamin Kadikilo

Bernardo Bulugu

Hellen Kissa

Christian Mchopa

Board Members

Godfrey Paul Matumu

Mr. Charles Nyanda Shagi

Mr. Charles Bundu Mashauri

Eugenia Joseph Kafanabo PhD

Dr. Anasia Gasper Maleko

Abel Charles

Gloria Mafole (Advocate)

Christian Mchopa

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