Vijana Think Tank

VTT aspires to be a leading voice in bringing zonal and regional branding into the national conversation, analyzing the impact of the staggering entrepreneurial growth and economic dynamism, and exploring the future of the economy.

About Us

Our Mission

Through engaging in informing development, policies and strategy; further, to provide policy alternatives and recommendations on issues that effect youth in Tanzania.

Our Vision

We envision a generation of Youth that is actively engaged in developing creative solutions to help shape country’s development agenda.

What we do

VTT is a non partisan public policy organization, founded in 2017, combining innovative research and data-driven dialogues and roundtable advocacy discussions to address Tanzania’s most pressing Social Economic and political challenges.

Values

Patriotism and service above self

Projects

VTT is ought to work closely with policymakers both private and public including in the development an inclusive approach for business, investment, finance, politics and health to work in communities throughout Tanzania.

Events Calendar

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Our Projects

Agriculture

Investments along the agricultural value chain

Trade and markets linkages

Enhancing youths SMEs trading capabilities and linking them with regional and global markets and partnerships

Environmental Protection

Promoting sustainable development and business practices, together with conservation initiatives

VTT Television Program

A televised engagement platform for business, investment and trade, policy and lifestyle dialogues.

Annual Business Forum

Annual Business success showcase, awards and networking forum

VTT Round Table

Vijana Think Tank Round Table Discussions, quarterly events that brings together 200 Young energetic Tanzanians from different sectors – business, civil society, government, academia, historians, entrepreneurs, and university student to share, discuss, challenge and collectively develop agendas for the advancement of youth involvement in economic development.

VTT IDEAlLaB

A national youth ideal development laboratory, where ideas are born to be reared and scale up.

Research and Development

The annual country’s economic surveys, a national survey on the Millennial Generation’s views on everything from their personal financial situations to the jobs available in their communities to the institutions of the country.

Mapping out Economic growth in zones and regionally, a periodic survey on the nature of new business and business creation.

Research on Technology & Innovation
Business model and solutions
Agriculture
Health
Development intervention

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What people say

Our Board MembersSmart people. Genius ideas. Prominent result.

Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro Chief Executive Officer Mkapa Foundation

“Bringing Hope to the Underdeserved”

Mr. Geofrey Kirenga Chief Executive Officer SAGCOT Centre Ltd

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”

Dr.Vera Mugittu Research Fellow The University of Edinburgh

“Promoting STI for growth”

Clara Makenya UNEP-National Coordinator Officer

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all”

John Ulanga Country Director, Tanzania, at TradeMark East Africa

“Men of honesty, men of purpose, & men of public morality & of conscience can only have one answer. They must follow the dictates of their conscience irrespective of the consequences which might overtake them for it”

Togolani Mavura Private Secretary to the Former President His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

“The excuse given by many young people as an obstacle to raise to the challenge, is the lack of capital. To many, capital means financial capital. Least attention is paid to mother of all capital, that is, social capital. This is what is lacking. This is the spring board to financial capital.””

Adv. Albert Gasper Msando Partner - Gabriel & Co Attorneys At Law, Founder & Chairman The Don's Group

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself - Albert Einstein”

Ivan Tarimo Partner and co-founder at BANKABLE

“Ivan is an Economist with over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry particularly banking and financial Markets. After attaining his BA Economics from University of Dar es Salaam, he started his banking career at Standard Chartered as Global Markets Graduate Trainee in 2007.”

Susan Mashibe Co-founder of Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistic Center

“Susan Mashibe is a FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer, the first female with both qualifications in Tanzania. At present she runs VIA Aviation, a very successful Fixed Base Operation company, she founded in 2003, specializing in logistical support to business aviation in the region.”

Contact us for more details

Physical Address

Msasani,
Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Postal Adsress

P.O Box 77660
Dar es salaam, Tanzania