Turning point: from tobacco to tomatoes

“I was earning TZS 150,000 the whole year when I was employed at the tobacco farm, which was not enough for my needs. I now earn TZS 650,000 from tomatoes in just 3 months”,

Tabora Girls Secondary School reduces its carbon footprint through the use of bio-latrines

Commissioned in June 2015, the bio-latrine has now been operational for a year, during this period it produces enough gas for cooking for 2 hours, and lighting for 4 hours per day. This has led to reduction of 1/3 in firewood consumption to 56,000 kg per month or 672,000 kg per year.

Support to Mitigate Climate Change with Improved Cooking Stoves

“I can now cook rice and Ugali in half the time it took before, which allows me more free time for other activities” says Fausta Sulembe, a resident of Gunyoda Village.

UNDP empowering women through solar projects in rural Tanzania

Kurio village, like a growing number of villages in rural Tanzania in recent times, is seeing changes in the demographics and livelihoods of its people. Climate change-induced water shortages is making agricultural production more and more unreliable, leading to food and livelihood insecurity. This makes the profession undesirable and, due to smaller yields, is leading to its people, particularly young men, migrating to urban centres in the hope for employment. Women, however, have more limited options, with some girls suffering from early marriages and some married women being left at home with their children after their husbands have migrated.

UNDP Tanzania conquers Kilimanjaro in fight against HIV/AIDS

Dar Es Salaam – Eight staff members from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tanzania recently participated in the 2016 GGM Kilimanjaro Challenge Expedition with the aim of raising funds and awareness to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic across the country.

A sigh of relief for Ngala residents in Lindi, rural Tanzania

Roughly 80 kilometers outside of Lindi, Tanzania lies a small village called Ngala. With a population of approximately 2,300 people, most of Ngala’s residents are farmers who grow Sesame seeds, Peas and Maize. Unreliable harvests, partly contributed by the impact of climate change, means that the majority of the village live in poverty.

Changing Lives through Climate Resilience in Tanzania

Approximately an hour’s drive outside of Singida, central Tanzania, a small community of less than 5,000 people struggle to make ends meet due to unreliable and unpredictable rainfall patterns caused by climate change. The village is Ulyampiti, a largely agro-based economy with few opportunities for alternative livelihoods.

Launch of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative in Tanzania

On Monday 11th July 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, officially launched Tanzania’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. At the event, officiated by H.E. Prof. Sospeter Muhongo, Minister of...

UN Global Compact debuts local network in Tanzania

With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a Global Compact Local Network has launched in Tanzania, reflecting increased commitment to the values and principles of corporate social responsibility by businesses and companies operating in the country. The network already has in place a...