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  • International Women’s Day 2016: Planet 50-50 by 2030 Mar 8, 2016

    International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • UNDP officials attend Solutions Alliance Roundtable in Brussels Feb 25, 2016

    On February 9-10, two UNDP officials including Awa Dabo, Country Director for Tanzania together with a government delegation attended the second Solutions Alliance Roundtable that was held in Brussels, Belgium. The roundtable is an inclusive forum acting as a catalyst for mobilising development and humanitarian actors to provide durable solutions for the growing numbers of refugees and internally displaced people.

  • Statement by The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of UNDP, 24th February 2016 Feb 24, 2016

    Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Founded in 1966, UNDP now works in some 170 countries and territories to help eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.

  • Taking stock of the HDR experience in Eastern and Southern Africa Feb 22, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported by the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), organized a four-day regional workshop in Dar es Salaam aimed at enhancing the national human development reporting process throughout different countries in the East and Southern Africa region.

  • Reflections as UNDP observes 50th Anniversary Feb 16, 2016

    Through its strong relationship with the Government, UNDP has also supported the country in achieving its national development objectives. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially drove progress in several important areas: income poverty; access to improved sources of water; primary school enrollment and child mortality.

  • Partnerships in action: UNDP Hosts Partners Consultation Conference on its New Country Programme 2016-2021. Dec 16, 2015

    UNDP hosted a partners’ consultation on 10-11 December attended by 100 Tanzanian government, donor countries, UN agencies, ADB and the WB, civil society and private sector representatives. The objective was to discuss and refine UNDP’s proposed strategy and approach for its next five-year Country Programme, as envisaged in its new Country Programme Document (CPD) 2016-2021, developed in alignment with national development priorities, the United Nations Development Assistance Plan 2016-2021 (UNDAP II) and UNDP’s global Strategic Plan (2014/17).

  • With UNDP support, Tanzanian Judiciary readies for poll aftermath Oct 12, 2015

    In preparation for disputes that may arise from the forthcoming general election in Tanzania, UNDP has supported the training of judicial officials to prepare them to resolve elections petitions quickly, fairly and transparently.

  • Mitandao Wajamii Wa Usimamizi Tanzania wins 2015 Equator Initiative prize Oct 1, 2015

    At a press conference held on Monday, September 21st in New York, Mitandao Wajamii Wa Usimamizi Tanzania (MJUMITA) along with 20 other winners, was recognized with the Equator Prize for their leadership on land rights, forest protection and advocacy for environmental justice. The Equator Prize is an international award that recognizes outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change.

  • The Global Goals, Journey towards Sustainable Livelihoods Sep 22, 2015

    Across the globe, world leaders are getting ready to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are essentially an agreed vision to put people and planet on a sustainable path by 2030. This will form the bedrock of a new development agenda that can set the world on a course of action to end poverty, transform lives and protect the planet

  • Hope for the future; tree planting in Vunta Village, Same District, Kilimanjaro Region Jul 1, 2015

    Conventional knowledge is that one expects more rainfall on highlands than lowlands. However, that’s not the case with Vunta Village, Mabilioni in Same district for several decades. For an area that is which is 1,200 meters above sea level, it is believed that the shortage of expected rainfall results from human activities, especially tree-feeling for timber business as a way to earn income

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