Biography

Ian Tarimo is a passionate youth leader who believes that education is a powerful tool for solving the existing challenges in his community. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He has over 7 years of experience working in development projects. Since 2013, Ian is the co-founder and Executive Director of Tai Tanzania, an organization that aims at empowering young people by creating awareness, building capacity and practical engagement for sustainable development. More than 20,000 young people have benefited from Tai Tanzania's programs that address issues related to sexual reproductive health and life skills. He is now pioneering the use of audio visuals (storytelling/3D animation films) and media (traditional and social media) to inspire positive behavior changes among young people in order to reduce teenage pregnancy, Sexual Transmitted Infections and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). He is a member of Global Shaper Community (under World Economic Forum) - Dar Es Salaam Hub; a global youth-led network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow 2019.

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