Articles

  • 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).

  • Building a resilient Tanzania through Tanzania Meteorological Agency - TMA Mar 24, 2017

    Our goal as a development partner to the government of Tanzania is to support institutional capacity building to better withstand external climate change related forces. In these process we are currently empowering the Tanzania Meteorological Agency -TMA with 36 automatic weather stations across the country at a total cost of 27,165,000 USD part of which the government of Tanzania has committed $22,565,000, Global Environment Facility committed $4M and UNDP Tanzania committed $600,000.

  • 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"

  • Inspiring Volunteerism Through Climate Action Nov 28, 2016

    Kurio is a small village located approximately 80km outside of the capital Dodoma. Life in Kurio, like in many other villages located in rural Dodoma, is tough. Residents of Kurio face challenges of lack of access to water caused by long drought spells and drought frequencies experienced over the past years largely associated with the change in climate.

  • UNDP Facilitates NGOs Proposal Writing Workshop on Gender, Climate Change and Energy in the Context of SDGs Nov 2, 2016

    The UNDP Tanzania’s Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Resilience pillar recently held a proposal writing workshop with the aim of capacitating NGOs to integrate gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the climate change and energy projects

  • Alternative livelihood options for highly-vulnerable youth Nov 2, 2016

    Joyce Namga is 16 and lives in Chinangali village, Chamwino District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania. She found herself unable to continue with secondary school studies due to the lack of school fees caused by the high level of poverty facing many households in the region. Joyce is a single mother to her eight months old daughter, the beautiful Samia Alfred as seen in the picture above carried by her mother Joyce.