According to DFID Tanzania

According to DFID Tanzania, Tanzania has made significant progress over the last 15 years. The economy has grown by almost 7% a year and infant mortality and deaths from malaria have halved. But acute challenges remain: 21 million people live below the international poverty line; and the country ranks 151 on the Human Development Index. Among the priorities of DFID in Tanzania is; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable: The number of Tanzanians in extreme poverty and suffering from malnutrition will be dramatically reduced. There will be a step-change in the quality of education, access to clean water and sanitation, and girls and women will have more voice, choice and control over their lives. (Global Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.)
My immediate post-study career plans upon returning home are to continue working with my organization – Tai Tanzania in championing the SDGs. Currently our main focus is to promote girls’ education by addressing the obstacles that prevent them from accessing education such as teenage pregnancy and poor sanitation at public schools. We use 3D animation films to raise awareness through story telling basing on real life experiences from the community. We then use media and community events as platforms to debate, facilitate dialogues and share their views on how to improve the situation. As Chevening alumni, I will use the skills and knowledge such as PRINCE2, human centered approach to reshape our projects so that we can be able to mobilize more resources so that we can produce more episodes and expand the projects from covering ten schools in two regions to more regions especially the ones with the highest rates of teenage pregnancy.
By 2030, I envision a Tanzania that will attain 50% of women with access to employment in contrast to the current statistics where the unemployment rate is still higher among women at 12.3% compared to 8.5% for men; women generally earn less than men; and Tanzanian women spend on average 4 times as much time on unpaid care work as men. Achieving the goals of 50:50 requires strong commitments and concreate plans among the key stakeholders such as the government, development partners, community organizations, religious leaders and private sector. Men involvement men as agent of change is also a key element in reaching this goal for inclusiveness. As SDGs champion and agent of change (Awarded 2015 & 2018), I plan to leverage the support of global network of Chevening alumni collaboration and exchange of expertise. I will continue to use technology (3D animation films) and media as a tool to show the effects of gender inequalities (basing on real life experiences of girls and women) and engage the community members through offline and online dialogues, debates and sharing their views on how to create better environment and policy which are gender responsive. At the same time we will continue to empower girls and women by ensuring that they access education and training ie. Employ-ability and entrepreneurship skills.