EASST Fellow Constantine Manda to Reflect on British Council Report: Next Generation: Youth Voices in Tanzania
On September 21, former EASST Fellow Constantine Manda will be a featured discussant at an event to launch the British Council report Next Generation: Youth Voices in Tanzania, which seeks to gain a better understanding of key issues as perceived by Tanzania youth as priorities in a post-election environment.
At current rates of growth, Tanzania’s population of 53.5 million is projected to increase by more than fivefold by 2100, making it one of the 10 largest countries in the world by the end of this century. This large population will also be very young – the average Tanzanian today is 17 years old.
As the country’s youth reach working age they will wield significant economic and political influence. For political leaders, laying the groundwork for improving outcomes for this population is crucial to ensure that it has both the capacity and opportunity to contribute to a positive future trajectory for Tanzania.
During the event, Constantine and other speakers will outline the report's findings and will discuss how the views of Tanzania's youth can be incorporated into policy. The discussion will take place on September 21st at Chatham House in London. For more information on the event, go here. To view the report, go here.