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Tanzanian youths see improved nutrition, fighting disease as smart post-2015 targets

Many major global challenges are particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa, and so it is not surprising that the Tanzanian youth focused on some regional realities. 

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Youth Forums - Tanzania

Three separate Post-2015 Consensus Youth Forums were held in Tanzania with a total of 241 young people participating.

Lotus Consultants organized two forums in partnership with students of Kampala University in Dar es Salaam, which engaged 188 students. After learning more about the costs and benefits of potential targets for the post-2015 development targets, the students of the first forum at Kampala University chose the following as phenomenal targets for the United Nations prioritize.

• Reduce child malnutrition
• Halve malaria infections
• Eliminate violence against women and girls
• Reduce corruption and bribery
• Cut TB deaths 95%
• Triple preschool in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Increase women’s economic opportunities
• Better access to water for 2.3 Bn. people
• Enhance female education
• Reduce infant mortality
• 100% primary education in SSA
• More male circumcision against HIV
• Universal access to contraception

The students who participated in the second forum the University of Kampala chose the following targets as phenomenal.

• Reduce child malnutrition
• Halva malaria infections
• Prevent loss of coral reefs
• Triple preschool in Sub-Saharan Africa
• More male circumcision against HIV
• Increase tobacco tax 125%
• Make beneficial ownership info public
• Cut TB deaths 95%
• Doubling HIV medication
• Eliminate violence against women and girls
• High blood pressure medication
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit
• Open world markets for food and textiles
• Reduce assaults

The third youth forum was held at the University of Dodoma located in the city of Dodoma, engaging 53 students. These students ranked the following targets as phenomenal priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

• Mobile broadband developing targets
• Reduce child malnutrition
• Halve malaria infections
• High blood pressure medication
• Cut TB deaths 95%
• Reduce forest loss
• Reduce infant mortality
• Make beneficial ownership info public
• Better cook stoves to cut indoor air pollution 
• Research to increase yields
• More male circumcision against HIV 
• Triple preschool in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Enhance female education
• Open world markets for food and textiles 
• Better access to water for 2.3 Bn people

The video and other media on this page were provided by our local Youth Forum partners, to give voice to Youth Forum participants and show individuals' views on priorities.