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  • UNDP support to the 33rd annual general meeting of the Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania – ALAT Oct 5, 2017

    Between the 2nd -5th of October 2017 the Association of Local Authority of Tanzania (ALAT) held their 33rd Annual General Meeting at Julia’s Nyerere International Conference Center in Dar es Salaam (JNICC) themed, “Land under the jurisdiction of the local authorities is the catalyst for the development, the councils should allocate land for the investment of small and large-scale industries.”. Recognizing UNDP role as a key player and partner to the government of Tanzania in delivering development results, ALAT management team reached out to UNDP for support. UNDP Country team under inclusive growth and pro-poor pillar agree to aid ALAT with a total of $ 50,000 to facilitate the meeting

  • Lesson on value addition from Zanzibar Sep 26, 2017

    The process of making dried mango chips begins with the slashing of mangoes into chips. The next step is to mix the chips with garlic, vanilla fruit and salt. The chips are then put onto the platters and kept out to dry in the sun.

  • UNCCD COP13 Side Event-Listening to Our Land: Stories of Resilience Sep 13, 2017

    UNCCD COP13 Side Event Listening to Our Land: Stories of Resilience Hosted by the Government of Namibia, in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 8:10 – 10:00 am, Wednesday 13 September, 2017 Venue: MET-21

  • Panasonic Join Hands to Support Environmental Conservation and Poverty Reduction through use of Solar Lanterns Sep 12, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Panasonic Corporation, signed an Agreement in July 2017 to support “conservation and Poverty Reduction through using Solar Lanterns for communities around the Nature Forest Reserves in Tanzania. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania(MNRT).

  • 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.

  • Improving water accessibility through solar powered pump Jul 11, 2017

    In 2015-16, the UNDP in collaboration with the Dodoma regional administration and the Tanzania Development Light Organization (TADELO) established a project for improving water accessibility in the village. In this endeavour two solar boreholes were constructed with the capacity of 7,000 litres and 10,000 L/hr. Two storage tanks (10,000litres) were installed as part of the project at the project sites at Mleba and Dodoma sub-villages. One of the project aims was to address the problem of the severe scarcity of water in the rural communities.

  • Solar irrigation improves horticulture farming Jun 28, 2017

    Ulyampiti, SINGIDA Ulyampiti Village has been experiencing significant impacts of climate change for quite sometime. The overdependence on rain-fed agriculture by farmers and livestock keepers have made them particularly vulnerable to increased frequency and duration of droughts as well as changes in the rain pattern.

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