Abella Bateyunga


Abella has worked in development field focused on Governance, Media, Innovation, ICT and Youth work for 13 years. Her work revolves around key thematic areas of gender, data, arts, democracy and legal/ rights based advocacy. She has previously worked as: governance officer at Twaweza; head of Policy, Advocacy and Research at WaterAid; project officer and acting head of Governance at BBC Media Action; Radio presenter at Clouds FM and TV Presenter at TV1in Tanzania. She has been recognized and continues to be awarded in various leadership platforms and programs globally. She is also a founder of She Codes for Change Tanzania and Impact Hub Dar es Salaam.

Ismail Biro


Ismail has extensive experience in designing and implementing methods that inspire and constructively engage youth to participate in their own leadership and development. He has a legal and economic diplomacy background, having worked in the development sector for more than 5 years, where collaborations with the government, development partners and intergovernmental authorities have been harnessed to champion strategic writing and running of the initiatives that supports capacity building and space building for the youth and women to contribute towards sustainable development and policy frameworks.

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