IMARISHA BIASHARA PROGRAM

The project supported USAID under the feed The Future Program aims to enhance the entrepreneurial environment for youth and youth-led enterprises in Iringa, Tanzania, by increasing access to financial and business opportunities, providing market linkage and promotion support, and establishing a youth hub for business development services. Through these efforts, the project seeks to empower youth, promote their active participation in the local economy, and create a sustainable pathway to economic success.

Objectives
1. Improve the entrepreneurial environment for youth and youth-led enterprises.
2. Increase financial and business opportunities and services for youth and youth-led enterprises.
3. Provide market linkage and business promotion support to youth-led enterprises.
4. Establish a youth hub that offers business development services and marketing
opportunities.
5. Increase youth participation and enrollment in associations, mentorship programs, and
incubation centers.
6. Encourage experienced youth to deliver services and training to their peers, increasing
youth employment opportunities during and beyond the project.
Expected Outcomes
1. Improved entrepreneurial skills and knowledge among youth-led enterprises.
Increased access to financial and business opportunities for youth.
2. Enhanced market linkage and business promotion for youth-led enterprises.
3. Establishment of a sustainable youth hub for ongoing support and networking.
4. Greater youth participation in associations, mentorship programs, and incubation centers.
5. Increased youth employment opportunities during and beyond the project.

Tanzania Women Industrial Awards

The Tanzania Women Industrial Awards is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women entrepreneurs in Tanzania. Supported by TradeMark Africa the awards aim to highlight the significant contributions of women in various industries and their role in the country's economic development.

Objectives
1. Identify and honor established and emerging businesswomen for their outstanding achievements and contributions.
2. Provide a platform for networking and collaboration among women entrepreneurs.
3. Serve as role models to inspire other women to pursue entrepreneurship and contribute to the economy and society's well-being.
Award Categories:

The awards will include categories such as:
Business Excellence Award: Recognizing women-owned businesses that have demonstrated excellence in their respective industries. Emerging Entrepreneur Award: Recognizing promising young women entrepreneurs who have
shown significant potential. Social Impact Award: Recognizing women-led initiatives that have made a positive impact on society. Innovation Award: Recognizing women entrepreneurs who have introduced innovative products
or services to the market.

Impact
1. The Tanzania Women Industrial Awards aims to inspire other women to pursue entrepreneurship and contribute to the economy.
2. The awards will also help raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment in Tanzania.