Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela
She is the Director of Africa Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention and the Tanzania Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program. In June 2015, she went on sabbatical to pursue her political aspirations and run to be elected presidential candidate for ruling CCM. She is a firm advocate of girls education and health rights.
Benedict Faustine Kikove
Is a Youth Leader well known in the Government and Private sector circles for his multiple engagements at a young age. Currently, Benedict serves as an Advisor on Political Affairs, Public Relations and Culture at embassy of Japan in Tanzania.
Benedict has been involved with a number of national and international organizations including UNDP, UNFPA, ILO, YUNA, UNA, Action Aid, Oxfam International, FES. Between April 2009 and December 2011, he served as Chairman of Youth of United Nations Association (YUNA) of Tanzania later between December 2011- December 2014 becoming the Vice President for African Youths and Adolescents Network (AfriYAN), an AU based regional network African Youth CSO’s working on Population and Development.He is also the Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Association of Tanzania (UNA), one of the oldest civil society organizations in the country founded in 1964 that promotes the works of the UN agenda in bringing the people closer to the UN in Tanzania.
is Executive Director at Wote Sawa Organization, which advocates for domestic workers’ rights. She was the winner of Queen’s Young Leaders awards 2015, award from Queen Elizabeth for exceptional people like Angel Benedict aged between 18-29 whose contributions in their communities is remarkable like what she does through her organization. We are very proud and happy to have this young Lady in our team.
is a Founder & Executive Director at Msichana Initiative, a local NGO which aims to empower a girl child through education, and address key challenges which limit girl’s right to education. A lawyer by profession, Rebeca pursued and won a landmark case on child marriages, through the petition she filed at the High Court to challenge the Tanzania Marriage Act which allowed girls as young as 14 to get married. She was named 2016 UNICEF global goals award winner for her work in advancing girls’ rights in Tanzania. She was named among 2016 African Women of the Year by New Africa Women magazine. She has worked for over 8 years with Femina as a TV personality and youth advocate.
Rebeca is involved in different campaigns and social charities as a volunteer and ambassador, advocating for safe schools and quality education to Tanzanian students. She is passionate about girls and women empowerment.
She has paneled and facilitated different national and international forums, with focus on youth and girl empowerment. In Nov, 2013, she was selected by US embassy Tanzania under US Department of state to attend International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) for youth with leadership potential. She won 2017 inaugural IVLP alumni award for social innovation and change for her landmark win at the High Court.
Rebeca is a Global Shaper, University of Cape Town Young Leaders Fellow,member of the advisory group for UNICEF&UNFPA Global Programme on Child Marriage and sits on the Advisory Board of SNV-Netherlands OYE project.