UNV Programme in Tanzania
UNV has been operational in Tanzania in 1974 working with UNDP and other UN agencies in delivering their country programmes as well as with government, providing support in the formulation of a policy aimed at the creation of an enabling environment for the wider promotion and practice of volunteerism among various sectors of the Tanzanian society.
The UN Reform through the One UN pilot programme in which Tanzania is one of the eight pilot countries, is considered as a strategic opportunity for UNV. Participation in the UN joint programmes allows UNV to be more focused and relevant as joint UN programmes are envisioned to be sole guiding documents replacing the UNDAF and CPAP, which direct the development efforts of both the UN agencies and Government.
(Photo: UNV ANNUAL RETREAT, 22 - 24 NOVEMBER 2012 at KUNDUCHI BEACH HOTEL AND RESORT)
As of this date, there are a total of 67 UNV volunteers in service, composed of 23 International UNVs and 44 National UNVs, who are deployed to several projects and programmes of UNDP and other UN agencies as well as private sector organizations.
A considerable number of the UNV volunteers are with the UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS supporting the implementation of the Community Capacity Enhancement Initiative and with UNHCR assisting in the ongoing repatriation of thousands of Burundian, Rwandese and Congolese refugees in North Western Tanzania. UNV volunteers are also working with UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UN-Habitat, UNAIDS, UN Dispensary and for the Asia - Africa Volunteers Exchange Programme, a UNV-executed project funded from the Japanese Trust Fund.