The Sustainable Development Goals in Tanzania
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Tanzania:
15 February 2023
Voices From the Field - KJP Special Edition
The programme builds upon the ongoing UN development interventions in the region. Through the KJP, the UN, therefore, continues to: Implement an area-based cross-sectoral UN joint programme focused on addressing the root causes of poverty and human insecurity in all its dimensions to enhance the resilience and livelihood of communities living in Kigoma Region. Apply a holistic durable approach to include both refugees, migrants in the region, host communities and host districts. Implement the principles of the New Way of Working (NWOW) which encourages humanitarian and development agencies to work collaboratively based on their comparative advantages, towards ‘collective outcomes’ that reduce need, risk and vulnerability over multiple years. Support the humanitarian-development nexus by linking together the UN’s existing response to refugees and migrants with an expanded development support to the host communities. Support stability and prosperity in the Kigoma region, in turn, contributing to stability in the Great Lakes regional context.
1 of 5
13 December 2022
UN Tanzania Key Developments (June - September 2022)
What is presented in this publication are some key developments of the UN’s collective work in Tanzania covering July-September 2022. This is the first edition of this publication under our UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2027, which commenced on July 1st earlier this year and will guide the work of the UN system in Tanzania for the next five years. We are implementing and supporting a broad range of programmes and initiatives across the four outcome areas of the UNSDCF, namely, People, Prosperity, Planet and Enabling Environment.
1 of 5
20 July 2022
United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) - Brief
The United Nations (UN) system, in collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (GURT), presents the 2022-2027 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Tanzania. It outlines a coherent plan of action and enables a coordinated UN response to contribute more efficiently and effectively to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the national development goals of the third National Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP III) and the 2021-2026 Zanzibar Development Plan (ZADEP). The framework also aims to contribute towards achieving Tanzania’s regional commitments and aspirations, including the East Africa Community Vision 2050 and the Africa Agenda 2063.
1 of 5
01 September 2022
Government and Development Partners Meet in Zanzibar for Strategic Dialogue
Yesterday, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Development Partners Group (DPG) held a Strategic Dialogue Meeting to enhance development cooperation and foster attainment of sustainable development aspirations for Tanzania. It was the first time that the meeting was being held in Zanzibar and the two sides discussed the status of their Development Cooperation Framework (DCF) including progress that has been made in its implementation, areas that could be improved and ways to improve collaboration going forward. The meeting was opened by the First Vice President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, H.E. Othman Masoud Sharif, on behalf of the President of Zanzibar and the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Hussein Ali Mwinyi. The First Vice President thanked development partners for supporting Tanzania bilaterally and multilaterally and committed to continue providing a friendly environment for development support to Tanzania. The meeting was well attended by the DPG under the leadership of the respective co-chairs of the DPG, the acting High Commissioner of Canada, H.E. Helen Fytche and UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Zlatan Milisic. Other DPG members in attendance included heads of development cooperation and representatives from Brazil, the European Union (EU) and its member states, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, as well as Japan, Norway, Oman, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and also heads and representatives of UN Agencies in Tanzania and of the World Bank and African Development Bank. Speaking on behalf of the DPG, Mr. Milisic commended the visible progress made in the development cooperation between the DPG and the Government over the years highlighting that, "DPs appreciate the Government’s recognition of the importance of national unity and social cohesion, rule of law, respect for human rights, an equitable society, peace and security, as prerequisites for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development." Mr. Milisic added that, "DPs will continue to work with Government and other actors on these values, seeking to increase access to justice and human rights protection, and to ensure that no one is left behind in the development processes." The Government and DPG agreed to follow up on a number of actions to further enhance development cooperation in Tanzania which will be tabled at a high-level meeting between the two sides that is set to take place later this year. The Strategic Dialogue Meeting was also attended by a broad range of civil society, business representatives and academic and research institutions. The dialogue was followed by a Consultative Meeting Between DPs and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar under the theme ‘Zanzibar’s Strategic Position to Enhance Engagement in Sustaining Development’. This meeting took place the day after the strategic dialogue with the same stakeholders participating. It was co-chaired by the Secretary of the Revolutionary Council and Chief Secretary, Engineer Zena Said and the DPG co-chairs. The consultative meeting focused specifically on development cooperation in Zanzibar and included briefings for DPs on the Zanzibar Development Plan (ZADEP) 2021-2026 and its priority areas. DPs also gained better insight into the Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) for Zanzibar, opportunities and challenges for the health and agriculture sectors, as well as private sector and civil society engagement in the development agenda. The DPs also presented to stakeholders and gave their perspectives on partnerships, the blue economy and potential opportunities to enhance cooperation.
1 of 5
19 July 2022
UNHCR-supported community centres giving hope to young Tanzanian women
____________________________________________________________________ “Malogerwa vocational school changed my life. I am now an entrepreneur, and my future is bright,” asserted 21-year-old Sporah. “I have a job now with a Non-Governmental Organization. I would not have gotten this position without the knowledge gained from learning computer skills,” voiced Yuditha with a broad smile. Sporah and Yuditha are two examples of hundreds of young Tanzanian women who have acquired practical skills that enable them to master various trades from the vocational training centres located at the periphery of the refugee camps in Kibondo and Kasulu Districts. The training offered by UNHCR and the Danish Refugee Council include; Information Community Technologies (ICT), tailoring, soap making, phone fixing, bicycle repair, hairdressing, and baking, among others. Born to a low-income family in Kibondo District, Sporah was unable to go beyond primary school due to poverty. Likewise, 19-year-old Yuditha from Kasulu District finished her secondary education in 2019 but could not continue with tertiary education due to financial difficulties. Sporah and Yuditha joined classes at Maloregwa and Nyarugusu, respectively, after receiving information from their village leaders. Following a rigorous screening process, Sporah took up tailoring and embroidery classes. “I learnt and developed skills in tailoring, embroidery, design, life skills, and financial literacy that has helped me make informed financial decisions in my business,” she said. After the training, Sporah received a sewing machine as part of a start-up kit, and she has now set up a thriving business where she is also training other young women. Yuditha, on the other hand, made it to the highly contested ICT course, being one of the three women in a class of 40 students. “Growing up, I was always fascinated watching people typing and moving the computer mouse around at nearby stationery shops. I always wished I could do the same one day,” she laughs. “Today, I am a proud ICT certificate holder, from the only institution offering this course in the entire village, and happily employed,” she adds. During the 3–6-month skills training at the community Centres, refugees and Tanzanians from nearby villages learn side by side, interact freely, and learn from each other. “I met new people and made new friends among them, refugees. They are people just like you and me; what differentiates us (Tanzanians) from them (refugees) is they are living at the camp while we are at home where we can practice after classes,” said Sporah. “Access to livelihood reduces refugees’ dependence on humanitarian aid and increases self-reliance among communities,” said Peter Opio, UNHCR Livelihood Officer. “Extending services to the host community contributes to promoting peaceful coexistence and enhances social cohesion between refugees and refugee hosting communities in line with the aspirations of the Global Compact on Refugees,” he added. Nengo Village leader Mr. Jumanne Rashid added that the training centre has opened doors to many young people in his area and helps them become self-reliant, which is crucial in reducing poverty at the district level. The village leader appealed to UNHCR and partners to continue with the support as it helps them achieve their development goals. Constructed in 2017 under the United Nations Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP), with funding from the Government of Norway, the Community Centres have contributed positively to the lives of 3,764 (2,017 female) individuals. More than 15 percent (570) of the graduates were Tanzanian nationals from the nearby villages. Through the KJP, UNHCR, and other UN actors have been working towards achieving collective outcomes that reduce the needs, risks, and vulnerabilities of communities in the Kigoma region accrued over multiple years.
1 of 5
20 July 2022
16 May 2022
1 / 11