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Tanzania U.S. State Alumni Association (TUSSAA)

We are Alumni network of U.S. State Department International Exchange Programs.

Alumni of U.S. State Department Programs got together in February 2009 and officially formed the Tanzania U.S. State Alumni Association (TUSSAA) which is registered by number 00NGO/00003353. TUSSAA has a sister association in Zanzibar; Zanzibar Association of U.S. State Alumni (ZAUSSA) which was officially launched on October 22, 2011 by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Ms. Dana L. Banks. Zanzibar Association of U.S. State Alumni is registered by number 1008.

TUSSAA leaders

  • President: Lawrence Chuma – Mandela Washington FellowshiYALI Alumnus 2014.
  • Vice President: Nesia Mahenge – YALI Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) Alumna 2015.
  • Executive Secretary: Ayoub Msuya – Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Alumnus 2013.
  • Treasurer: Alex Mgeni – International Visitor Leadership Program IVLP Alumnus 2015
  • Community Mobilization : Dhamir Ramadhani – YALI Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) Alumnus 2016.
  • Legal Adviser: Gloria Kalabamu – YALI Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) Alumna 2015.
  • Public Relations Officer: Musa Kalangahe, Mandela Washington Fellowship YALI Alumnus 2017.

ZAUSSA leaders

  • Chairperson: Mohamed Othman Dau, YES Alumnus 2007
  • Deputy Chairperson: Mustafa Sharif, IVLP Alumnus 2015
  • Secretary General: Mkama Gabriel Ndunguru, YALI Alumnus 2015
  • Deputy Secretary: Sultana Mohamed Nassor Al Mazrui, YES Alumna 2013
  • Treasurer: Mwanaidi Hassan Abdulla, YES Alumna 2007
  • Excom Member: Hudhaifat Ali Hamdan, YES Alumna 2014

U.S. Government Alumni in Tanzania – Register Now!

If you went to study or on a visit on a U.S. Government funded program such as the ones below, you could be eligible for a number of exciting opportunities! Some of which include:

  • Networking opportunities with Tanzania's best and brightest.
  • Membership to the US Department of State International Alumni Network Exchange
  • Contact information for work, educational opportunities and partnerships
  • Free access to online journals, magazines, employment opportunities, grant opportunities and a number of different exciting programs with membership on State Alumni website.
  • A forum to exchange ideas, produce academic papers, share information and opportunities
  • Eligibility to apply for this year's Alumni Grant Competition
  • Eligibility to submit proposals for subsequent years' grant competitions
  • Membership to the Tanzania U.S. State Alumni Association (TUSSAA) and Zanzibar Association of U.S. State Alumni (ZAUSSA)
  • Fun, wonderful new friends!

Exchange Programs:


  • Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA)
  • The Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Junior Staff Development)
  • The Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar Program (ASRSP)
  • International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP)
  • Youth Exchange Scholarship (YES)
  • YALI Regional Leadership Centre (YALI RLC)
  • The Hubert Humphrey Program (HHH)
  • E-Teacher Scholarship (ETS)
  • International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)
  • Study of US Institute (SUSI)