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Mustafa Sharif

Mustafa Sharif

Private Sector Partnership Manager at Feed the Future Tanzania Private Sector Strengthening Project
Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


I am an International Development & Youth Development Specialist with passion for youth engagement, leadership, social and business innovation, livelihood, and entrepreneurship. I possess an extensive experience and expertise in the in organizations’ capacity development using a human institutional capacity development approach, adaptive leadership, systems thinking, and human-centered design.

I am a leadership development facilitator and coach to empower individuals to unleash their potential and drive positive change in their communities.

In my current role as the Private Sector Partnership Manager for Tetratech/USAID Feed the Future Tanzania Private Sector Strengthening Activity since November 2022, Mustafa I am actively involved in supporting organizations’ capacity development, assisting in youth enterprises, advocating for enterprises policy change and enhancing government engagement.
I am supporting youth to innovate and build startups through co-creation and other ideation approaches. I work with innovation hubs and enablers to support ecosystem development.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

What motivates me to mentor stems from a deep belief in the transformative power of knowledge sharing and personal growth. Mentoring offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s journey, to guide them through challenges, and to witness their development firsthand. It’s immensely rewarding to see mentees gain confidence, overcome obstacles, and achieve their goals with guidance and support. Moreover, mentoring fosters a sense of fulfilment by contributing to the collective growth of a community or field. Ultimately, the bonds formed through mentorship create a ripple effect of learning and empowerment, inspiring both mentor and mentee alike to continuously strive for excellence and progress.