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Meet the Generation17 Young Leaders: The Story of Tafara Makaza

November 25, 2020

Meet Tafara Makaza, a Generation17 Young Leader from Zimbabwe who has developed apps to improve mobility and create jobs in his home country.

Tafara Makaza from Zimbabwe is one of our featured Generation17 Young Leaders. After coming to the U.S. for college, he developed a ride-sharing app to improve inter-city mobility and job creation in his home country.

Tafara believes it's our job as a generation to take social problems and break them down into small actions we can take every day so they’re easier to overcome. There’s no problem he doesn’t see as an opportunity to solve.  

Generation17 is an initiative in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that aims to harness technology to elevate the voices of young leaders around the globe who are working to achieve the Global Goals over the next 10 years. Established by the United Nations in 2015, the Global Goals – or Sustainable Development Goals – provide a framework to address pressing global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and peace and justice, and build a better future for all by 2030. 

To get involved, visit the Samsung Global Goals app and visit us here:


Some of the footage in Tafara’s video was shot with the Galaxy S20 FE.