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Youth Partnership Countrywide
Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC) is a national organisation established in 2003 that aims to widen the space for youth participation in local politics and to strengthen youth political consciousness. Through voters’ education, public debates and support to youth candidates in local and national elections, YPC attempts to change the political culture that prevents youth from influencing and accessing local politics.
Address: P.O. Box 30260, Kibaha
Telephone: +255 754 772 212
Contact person: Israel Ilunde, Executive Director
Theme: Youth For Development
YPC’s geographical scope is the whole of Tanzania where it works with like-minded organisations. MSTZAADK partners with YPC in its activities in the Kibaha District.
MSTZAADK supports YPC in empowering youth to influence development and decision-making at the district and sub-district levels in Kibaha. This includes establishing a Youth Forum and eight Youth Vote Groups, undertaking democratic elections of members, and capacity-building, enabling these groups to hold Local Government Authorities accountable for the effectiveness with which development plans are implemented in the district.
Additionally, the partnership is involved in carrying out a comprehensive voters’ education programme, including campaign support to youth candidates and training of councillors. The project supports the education of 1300 youth to vote and/or run as candidates during the 2009 local- and 2010 national elections.