Articles

  • 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.

  • Tabora Girls Secondary School reduces its carbon footprint through bio-latrines Oct 24, 2016

    Established 88 years ago, with an enrolment of 717 students, Tabora Girls Secondary School has been heavily relying on grid electricity for lighting, and firewood for heating and lighting consuming about 84,000 kg per month at a cost of TZS 3.36 million or 1,008,000.00 kg spending about TZS 40.32 per year.

  • Turning point: from tobacco to tomatoes Oct 24, 2016

    Katavi region decided to call it quits and start growing tomatoes on his own. He discovered that tomato growing was 9 times more profitable than tobacco, and to top it all up -- a lot less labour intensive. “I was earning TZS 150,000 the whole year when I was employed at the tobacco farm, which was not enough for my needs

  • Support to Mitigate Climate Change with Improved Cooking Stoves Sep 1, 2016

    In line with the SDG 7 on Energy and SDG 13 on Climate Change, this training was designed to help improve energy efficiency through improved cooking techniques. Done in partnership with local Tanzanian NGO Environment and Health Tanzania (EHETA), the training intended to raise awareness and build the capacity of the village of Gunyoda on how to construct and use affordable and fuel efficient cooking stoves as a mitigation measure to climate change impacts.

  • UNDP empowering women through solar projects in rural Tanzania Sep 1, 2016

    In 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM), supported local NGO “Tanzania Development Light Organization” (TADELO) to implement a project specifically to address community’s threats to climate change impacts and to empower women and youth by enhancing their agricultural production.

  • UNDP Tanzania conquers Kilimanjaro in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS Aug 30, 2016

    Eight staff members from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tanzania recently participated in the 2016 GGM Kilimanjaro Challenge Expedition with the aim of raising funds and awareness to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic across the country.