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  • 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.

  • UNDP Tanzania constructs Tshs. 510,000,000 worth of Toilets to support sanitation in Kilimanjaro Feb 16, 2017

    UNDP Tanzania supported the Kilimanjaro Regional Administrative Secretariat with TSHS. 510,000,000 to build toilet facilities in 10 primary schools to ensure adequate and reliable sanitation infrastructure to support boys and girls as well as teachers. To date 178 individual toilets holes have been built in 10 schools with 104 being for girls and 74 for boys.

  • Sustainable Energy Financing Key to Bright Future for Africa’s Poorest Countries Dec 6, 2016

    Access to finance is vital for Africa’s poorest countries to develop sustainable energy initiatives and build renewable power capacity, which would contribute to ending poverty, empowering women and building resilience

  • The Second Edition of the African Human Development Report (2016) is Launched in Tanzania Nov 29, 2016

    On the 21st of November 2016, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) launched the Africa Human Development Report 2016 whose theme is "Accelerating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Africa"