Addressing the Urbanisation Challenge






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Tanzania’s population is growing rapidly, and young people make up the largest and fastest-growing proportion.The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) projections indicate that the urban population is expected to reach 45 million in 2030, making Tanzania the 6th fastest urbanising country globally.

Dar es Salaam is expected to become a megacity with a population of 10 million people by 2035, making Dar es Salaam the second fastest-growing city in terms of people in the world.

Similar growth is expected to happen in other cities inTanzania. There is a need to avoid repeating mistakes in managing urbanisation in primary cities to make secondary cities smart and sustainable. TangaYetu initiative addresses the urbanisation challenge by building a city ecosystem that supports the health and wellbeing of young people in Tanga.


TangaYetu is part of Fondation Botnar’s OurCity initiative which supports cities around the world to implement coordinated programs to leverage digital technologies and AI to transform them into places where young people’s voices and needs are recognised and prioritised.

TangaYetu works in partnership with youth, Tanga city council, private sector and NGOs to improve health, wellbeing and life-course of young people in Tanga City, Tanzania.

The program contributes to achieving the United Nations sustainable goals 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and wellbeing) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities).


  • To strengthen capacity of the Tanga City Council to deliver services
  • To improve access and quality of social and other related services (Health, Education, Social Welfare etc.)
  • To promote skills development, innovation and entrepreneurship

Discover more about the Program and implementing partners