For over fifty (50) years, the United Nations Development Programme has been on the frontlines of development, building institutions, increasing resilience, helping countries implement reforms and coordinating the work of the UN system, contributing to major development gains in many countries around the world. In Tanzania, UNDP has been a long-standing, and trusted partner of the national development efforts in Tanzania working in a number of key development areas covering democratic governance, environment/climate change, pro-poor economic growth, aid coordination and is now working towards supporting the government to domesticate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP Tanzania Country Office (CO) launched its new Country Programme Document (CPD) 2016 -2021 on the 1st of July 2016. The CO CPD was designed in view of the changing development landscape; the existing and emerging national priorities i.e. the second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II 2016-2021), the Tanzania Development vision 2025 and Zanzibar Vision 2020 and also is aligned to the UNDP’s global Strategic Plans and the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) phase II and has also taken into consideration global development agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted in September of 2015. The CPD runs concurrently with the government of Tanzania’s (GoT’s) development frameworks. The CPD aims to enhance the strategic focus of UNDP’s support to the government of Tanzania and will focus on three main strategic programmatic areas namely (i) inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods; (ii) environment sustainability, climate change and resilience and (iii) inclusive democratic governance
Projects and Initiatives
Of many serious environmental threats that face Lake Tanganyika, the most are excessive loads of sediments and nutrients caused by erosion in the watershed. The lake basin is undergoing deforestation at an alarming rate; rapid erosion as a consequence of this deforestation is resulting in the discharge of excessive load of nutrients and sediments into normally clear-water littoral and sublittoral environments. Industrial and urban pollution and intensive fishing using inappropriate methods are also imposing threat to the lake environment and its biological diversitymore
The Union of Zanzibar legislatures are different levels of development reflecting the history, needs and resources of both jurisdiction.In response to the capacity development needs articulated in the Corporate/Strategic Plans of the two legislatures, the project will provide support to the National Assembly and the Zanzibar House of Representatives by helping to strengthen Members’ legislative, oversight and representative capacities and assisting the Secretariats of both legislatures to deliver upgraded services to Membersmore