Andrew Tandeo is a champion of youth work practice and development with13 years work experience in youth movements, youth development and in professionalising youth work practice. Tandeo entered youth work through Catholic Church youth groups where he actively participated in the church youth activities, held various leadership positions. Later on he moved on to volunteer with Young Men Christian Association (YMCA). Then went on to serve as Programme Manager at the National Youth Development Council and since then has been in the youth sector now focussing on professionalising youth work practice in Zambia and beyond.
He is the pioneer of Zambia Youth Workers Association (ZYWA) and currently the association President. Previously served as Secretary General for the association. He is also currently serving as a committee member for CAYWA. He has a sound working experience with International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) at national level.
Currently focussing on promoting Professionalization of Youth Practice, organisation of youth workers under one umbrella of National Youth Workers Associations, and Youth Development both at national and commonwealth at large. Innovative and creative despite limited resources and having good communication, networking, partnership building and management, social mobilisation, advocacy and lobbying, research, and report writing skills. Exceptional contributions to national youth development processes such as the review of National Youth Policies, National Youth Development Act, authored the State of Youth Work in Zambia, Code of Ethics and Conduct for Youth Workers in Zambia. Comfortable in working in local as well as people with diverse ethnic backgrounds at various levels.
Have served a number of organisations as development professional such as, Save the Children International-Zambia, Centre for Reproductive Health and Education, Youth Vision Zambia, and National Youth Development Council. Currently, looking forward to making a significant contribution within and making progressive career in International Youth Development Sector.
Tandeo enjoys traveling, making friends, and reading.