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  • How access to water promotes construction of modern buildings in Dodoma villages Aug 25, 2017

    This is Kurio village in Dodoma where access to water has promoted easy access to healthcare facilities and services, employment opportunities to youth through brick making and construction of modern housing including the village dispensary. Before UNDP Intervention a single bucket of water costed about Tsh 500 (equivalent to 0.3USD) now the price per bucket is TZS 50 (equivalent to 0.30USD) and the nearest healthcare center was a ward dispensary located 3km from the village center.

  • Conserving Ruvu water catchments to enhance water availability Aug 24, 2017

    UNDP Tanzania, in partnership with the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the Tanzanian government introduced a five-year programme (2015-2020) titled ‘Securing Watershed Services through Sustainable Land Management in the Ruvu and Zigi catchments (Eastern Arc Region Tanzania)’ The programme aimed at addressing the challenges facing Ruvu catchment by implementing sustainable land management interventions against land degradation in forests, rangelands and farmlands. The programme was developed by UNDP Tanzania and is currently being implemented by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MOWI) with a target to increase water quantity and quality by 10% by the year 2020.

  • Building capacity for women entrepreneurs to participate in UNDP Procurement process Aug 4, 2017

    UNDP Tanzania recently conducted a training for women entrepreneurs aimed at increasing women owned/managed business participation in United Nations Procurements. The purpose of the workshop was to i) to educate women entrepreneurs on UNDP’s procurement procedures, ii) to advance gender equality and women empowerment through public procurement, iii) engage more women in public procurement and iv) to assist women owned businesses to be registered with the UNDP local vendor roster.

  • Biogas improves gender equality in Rungwe Jul 12, 2017

    UNDP in collaboration with the local NGO called HIMARU introduced a biogas project with aim of addressing the underlying driver of deforestation which primarily energy for cooking in the form of charcoal and firewood. The project is implemented in six ward namely Kiwira, Bulyaga, Msasani, Iponjola, Kyimo and Syukula wards.This project has brought a lot of positive changes among community members in Rungwe district particularly in wards where the project is being implemented. It had reduced the burden on women who used to walk up to five hours every morning in search of firewood for cooking, thereby exposing them to risks including physical and sexual abuse.

  • World Environment Day 2017: “Connect with Nature -- Be Cool, Clean and Green” Jun 4, 2017

    This year, the commemoration of the World Environment Day (WED) which is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment was fun and colorful in Tanzania.

  • UNDP disburses 1.3bn/- for climate change adaptation projects May 18, 2017

    THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently disbursed 1.3bn/- to six NGOs to help vulnerable local communities to mitigate the effects climate change through solar power solutions and new land use and water use technologies. The supported projects will improve livelihood situation of at least 15,000 people through water access, food security and income generation. The funds for these micro-projects projects were disbursed under the project entitled, “Climate Change Adaptation support through Small Grants Programme”, is implemented in partnership with the Vice-President’s Office, Division of Environment

  • Solar power transforming rural education in Bukoba District May 3, 2017

    This project was implemented under the Capacity Development in The Energy Sector and Extractive Industries (CADESE) programme with support from the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania. One of the key objectives of the project is to accelerate achievement of SDG 7 on Energy and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative through a wider adoption of Rural Energy Technologies (RETs).

  • UNDP supports capacity building in contract negotiations for Government officials Apr 24, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Columbia Centre for Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM), recently conducted a one-week workshop on “Negotiating A Good Deal in The Oil and Gas Industry”. With the recent major discoveries and extraction of natural gas, adding to the vast natural resources that the country is blessed with, including wide varieties of minerals, Tanzania is well positioned to achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income semi-industrialized country by 2025, as set out in the national plans notably the Five Years Development Plan (FYDPII). However, the extent to which the positive effects are realized through these resources depends on the capacity within the Government to negotiate contracts that benefits the country at the same time attract foreign direct investments (FDI).

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day 8 March 2017 Mar 7, 2017

    This year, International Women’s Day is devoted to Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. Globalization and technology change are driving that change. It’s important that women are able to succeed in this new world of work.

  • UNDP all geared up for operational effectiveness and efficiency Feb 27, 2017

    The main purpose for this retreat was to plan, discuss and agree on a plan of action which will result to better delivery of UNDP’s programme and projects. On the agenda, there was a deliberate focus on support to procurement , Human resource management, programme financing also on how to integrate ICT and innovation in operations and communications.