Welcome to TangaYetu

Welcome to our platform for managing Grant applications and sharing best practices emanating from the success stories of TangaYetu Initiative.

TangaYetu Initiative focuses on building a more youth-friendly city as the city of Tanga continues to develop. The Initiative is supported by Fondation Botnar, a Swiss-based Foundation that champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve health and wellbeing of young people in a growing urban environment. 

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What is Required

  • Register in our TangaYetu portal. 
  • Apply for Grant Application proposals.  
  • Get notifications about the progress of your proposal. 
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  • Managing calls for grant proposals.
  • Tracking project implementation.
  • Sharing best practices emanating from success stories of TangaYetu Initiative. 
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Appy for Proposal

In order to apply for Grant Proposal, you have to be registered in TangaYetu portal. If you have not registered please click on the button below to create your account.


Our Focus

TangaYetu Initiative supports the city of Tanga in its efforts to transform into young people-centred city by enabling partnership development, shaping policy and governance, gathering data and information, supporting capacity building and transformation through technology and encouraging local ownership on programming and implementation. 

Main Domain

  • Access and Quality of Social Services
  • Data/Information Technology, and Innovation
  • Resilient Urban System
  • Accountability and Good Governance
  • Infrastructure (Open Space, Road Safety)
  • Skills, Jobs, and Income


To work in partnership with children and youth to improve health and wellbeing.


  • Multi- Sectoral Approach
  • System Strengthening
  • Integration
  • Life Course Approach (Health)


  • To Improve Access and Quality of Social and other related services (Health, Education, Social Welfare etc.).
  • To Promote Skills Development, Innovation and entrepreneurship. 
  • To  Strengthen the Capacity of Tanga City Council to deliver services.


Our priority areas align with the National Accelerated Action and Investment Agenda for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (NAIA-AHW).

The NAIA-AHW has six pillars: Preventing HIV, Preventing Teenage Pregnancies, Preventing Teenage Pregnancies, Preventing Physical Sexual and Emotional Violence, Improving Nutrition, Keeping Boys and Girls in school, and Developing Skills for meaningful Economic Opportunities.


TangaYetu initiative is managed under the guidance and leadership of a Steering Committee. The Committee gives strategic direction to the programme and supports both the Fund Manager and Secretariat Backbone organization in the implementation of activities.

The Secretariat Backbone Organization provides management and technical support to the city of Tanga and local partners in programme implementation, alongside facilitating and coordinating a multispectral approach to enabling the Tanga to become a child and youth-friendly city. The fund manager provides effective, transparent and efficient management of programme funds on behalf of Fondation Botnar.

The implementing partners (ESRF as Secretariat Backbone Organisation and Innovex as Fund Manager) work closely with the Country Representative of Fondation Botnar in Tanzania, who manages linkages and synergies across a portfolio of projects funded by the Fondation Botnar in Tanzania.

Steering Committee


Dr. Deodatus M. Mtasiwa


Dr. Hassan Mshinda


Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida


Ms. Tumaini Alex Kiyola


Ms. Petrida Paul Mchenya


Mr. Hussein Mussa Kinoko


Ms. Rehema Ally Baraza


Mr. Juma Rashidi Iddi


Mrs. Sadaka Ahmad Gandi



  • user1

    Thanks ESRF for your guidance. Finally, I can help Tanga to exploit the blue economy and develop our community.

    Amina Sheweji
    Tanga City
  • user1

    Great to stay on top of the process. Especially liked to play with the financial section when viewing the application forms. Highly recommended!

    Hussein Seif
    Tanga City
  • user1

    I have just joined TangaYetu portal. Let’s hope my application will be considered.

    Musa Hassan
  • user1

    Thumbs Up, their service is magnificent, quick solution for youth development. Totally recommended Application for your startup business

    Debora Steven
    Tanga Mjini

Contact Us

Your opinions are important to us. Whether it is a simple question or a valuable suggestion, we are here 24/7. You can call us by phone or email us directly.


Tel: +255 22 2926084 – 90


Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)

51 Uporoto Street (Off. Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rd.) Ursino Estate

  • P.O. Box 31226 
  • Da es Salaam
  • Tanzania

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