More than 600 families benefit from a solar-power project in Tanzania
Nov 23, 2015
More than 600 families in the central region of Dodoma have benefitted from a UNDP-supported solar power project aimed at supporting residents to mitigate the effects of climate change through adopting energy solutions and new land and water use technologies.
Hope for peaceful Tanzanian election seen in united football
Oct 23, 2015
The match was no different from others across the soccer loving world except that its significance for Tanzania’s history was far reaching. The sweating and panting players focused with Zen-like concentration on the ball, their teammates, their footwork, and their strategy.
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
African Wildlife Trust wins the ‘Environment Conservation Award’ in recognition of the firm’s anti-poaching initiatives at the Tourism for the Future Awards.
Jul 9, 2015
On the 25th of June 2015, African Wildlife Trust emerged as the gold winner of the ‘Environment Conservation Award’. Scooping a total of US$ 6,500 as prize money at the very first ‘Tourism for the Future Awards’ held in Arusha town, organized and hosted by Traveler’s Eye in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT).
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
UNDP AND UNICEF Support Legal Sector and Child Justice Reforms in Zanzibar
May 29, 2015
On the 26th of May 2015, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGZ) launched the ‘Zanzibar Legal Sector Reform (2014-2019) and Child Justice (2013 – 2018) Strategies’. The two Strategies set a solid foundation for a comprehensive legal sector and child justice reform process to strengthen rule of law and access to justice for men, women and children in Zanzibar.
UNDP Supports Farmer’s Access to Knowledge and Markets
May 19, 2015
9 May 2015 – With the support of UNDP, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) launched the Mobile Kilimo Platform in Ileje, Mbeya Region. The launching ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Marketing, Hon. Janet Mbene, who commended UNDP and ESRF for the initiative, which will connect farmers to a larger market, where they can buy and sell products through their mobile phones.
UNDP and Ministry of Natural Resources Sign an Agreement to Support Combating Wildlife Crime and Advancing Conservation Project
Apr 16, 2015
The United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism signed an agreement to provide support for Combating Wildlife Crime and Advancing Conservation in Tanzania. The project seeks to mobilize USD 51.9 million over a period of 5 year to implement the National Strategy to Combat Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade, officially launched in October 2014.