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  • Call for Innovative Solutions on Urbanization and Climate Change Challenges Oct 31, 2013

    A Pan-African congress on local climate solution for Africa has called for innovative solutions and opportunities to the challenges of rapid urbanization, and realistic responses to climate change at the local government level. A three days congress which started on Wednesday 30th October 2013 at Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam was attended by over 500 participants aimed to provide a platform for government, business, academics and NGOs to discuss, debate and find solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanization experienced in Africa.

  • Government and UNDP Sign Programme of Support for the Establishment and Functioning of the Agricultural Delivery Division within the President’s Delivery Bureau Oct 8, 2013

    The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania yesterday signed a new project document that will provide support to the establishment of Agricultural Delivery Division (ADD) in the President’s Deliver Bureau. The support is part of ongoing efforts to ensure achievement of the national key results area for agriculture as stipulated in the Big Results Now(BRN)

  • National Launch of the 2013 Africa Economic Outlook Report: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources Oct 4, 2013

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with Africa Development Bank (AFDB), the OECD Development Center and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in production of the 2013 Africa Economic Outlook Report which was launched on 3rd October 2013 in Dar-es-Salaam. Present at the occasion were Government representatives, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Academia, Media, International organization representatives, and members of the UN family.

  • A step in the right direction for human rights in Tanzania Oct 1, 2013

    Under international human rights conventions that Tanzania has ratified, state organs are bound to uphold human rights including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, implementation of Tanzania’s international human rights obligations remains fragile due to capacity weaknesses in the justice system and delays in incorporating human rights into national laws, among other obstacles.

  • Tanzania Unites to Combat Elephant Poaching- National Elephant Day - 2013 Sep 23, 2013

    On September 22nd, the Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, University of Dar es Salaam and other partners convened the first ever "National Elephant Day" to raise awareness and discuss the serious impact that elephant poaching is having on Tanzania's biodiversity, social and ecological health, tourism industry and last but not least, the survival of the beloved species itself

  • Solar Power Supports functioning of a remote dispensary in Morogoro Sep 20, 2013

    On 17 September 2013, UNDP supported the inauguration of a solar power system under the Small Grants Project. The system, which cost US$50 000, was installed at a dispensary located at Mbingu village in the Ifakara District, Morogoro. It serves more than 18,000 people from the nearby three villages of Mbingu, Igima and Mpofu.

  • UNDP Engaging Youth to Better Understand the New Global Partnership Aug 29, 2013

    The United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) led an educational outreach session with youth on the Post 2015 Development Agenda on the Sustainable Development Goals during a “Fun Thursday” held in Dar-es-Salaam. The event was organized by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) on the 29th August with a presentation made by UNDP’s Senior Economist, Amarakoon Bandara.

  • UNDP food security report in Africa to be honored for excellence Aug 23, 2013

    The Africa Human Development Report 2012, titled Towards a Food-Secure Future, has won the 2013 HDR Award for Excellence, which honors every three years the best and most impactful Human Development Reports.

  • UNDP and Government Sign A Project to Support Trade Development in Tanzania Aug 19, 2013

    The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Tanzania signed today a new project document that will help to build the necessary capacities in the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) to be able to analyze, integrate and mainstream trade in policies and strategies at the national and sub-national level.

  • Experience sharing to enhance simple technologies for farmers in Kilimanjaro Region Jul 25, 2013

    The management and technical team of Sustainable Land Management (SML) Kilimanjaro project conducted a study tour to Uganda in order to learn and share experiences on sound implementation of SLM projects.

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