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

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

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

    Dar Es Salaam – 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. The Kilimanjaro Challenge, now in its 15th year, has supported over thirty NGOs countrywide to, inter alia, build orphanages, schools, clinics, counselling centers, advocacy and has contributed to the reduction of HIV infections from 13% in 2002 to less than 5% today. UNDP, in collaboration with the Tanzanian Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) and Geita Gold Mine (GGM), raised over $500,000 for various projects that will help tackle HIV/AIDS throughout Tanzania and will also contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG 3 which aspires to ensure health and well-being for all, including a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS by 2030. In Tanzania, it is estimated that the number of people living with HIV/AIDS is 1.4 million with 700,000 children under eighteen years old left orphaned by the disease. The expedition of fifty-eight climbers was seen off at the Machame gate by former Tanzanian President Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, who commended them saying “your devotion sends a message of care and love for those affected by, and living with HIV and AIDS in Tanzania”. The 2016 Kilimanjaro Challenge was also joined by the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Saidi Meck Sadiki and several charity ambassadors including local poet and singer, Mrisho Mpoto and former international rugby stars Nathan Hines, Mornay Visser and Ross Rennie. The UNDP staff members involved in the climb were Gertrude Lyatuu, Vincent Mweta, Aaron Cunningham, Nasser Ngenzi, Fidelis Luteganya, Happiness Paul, Victoria Lihiru and Elia John. The 7-day/6-night climb was ably lead by chief guide Mr. Faustine Chombo who ensured that over 90% of the expedition climbers summited to Uhuru Peak, which, at 5895 metres, is the highest point in Africa.

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Changing Lives through Climate Resilience in Tanzania

  • 16 Aug 2016
    A sigh of relief for Ngala residents in Lindi, rural Tanzania

  • 11 Jul 2016
    Launch of the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) Initiative In Tanzania

    On Monday 11th July 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, officially launched Tanzania’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. At the event, officiated by H.E. Prof. Sospeter Muhongo, Minister of Energy and Minerals, two key documents – the SE4ALL Action Agenda (AA) and the SE4ALL Investment Prospectus (IP) were presented to stakeholders including development partners, civil society and embassies. SE4ALL is an ambitious initiative announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2011 with the aim of catalysing all stakeholders into achieving sustainable energy for all. It has three key goals to be achieve by 2030; 1. Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services; 2. Double the share of renewable energy (RE) in the global energy mix and; 3. Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency (EE). The SE4ALL Action Agenda provides the overall strategy to be used by the Government through a long-term vision to ensure a sector-wide coherence towards the three goals. The Agenda will serve as a basis for donor coordination and assistance in the energy sector. The SE4ALL Investment Prospectus, is a short to medium term document that identifies implementable programs and projects that can be presented to potential private and public investors. In his opening remarks, UN Resident Coordinator for Tanzania, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, highlighted the major role that the UN, particularly through UNDP, will play in achieving the ambitious agenda however acknowledged that “to achieve SE4ALL targets, effective stakeholders’ engagement is essential.” SE4ALL, he said, will play a key role in achieving SDG 7 on access to affordable and clean energy services while highlighting the importance of energy in achieving other SDGs. Launching the initiative, H.E. Prof. Muhongo, reaffirmed Tanzania’s commitment to achieving the SE4ALL goals underlining that Tanzania was among the first countries to adopt the initiative in 2012. He thanked UNDP for their continued support and collaboration and stressed the importance of stakeholder partnerships in realising the ambitious agenda. He also acknowledged the generous financial support from the World Bank, AfDB, and the EU. In his presentation, the UNDP’s Programme Specialist on Energy, Climate Change and Extractives, Mr. Abbas Kitogo, announced UNDP’s planned Sustainable Energy for All Programme (SEFAP Tanzania), which will support the Government of Tanzania in creating enabling frameworks to fast-track the implementation of the SE4ALL initiative in Tanzania. Mr. Kitogo highlighted the total resource requirement for the programme was $20 million, calling on interested partners to join UNDP in this major initiative that will target both upstream and downstream interventions. An interactive roundtable discussion with key stakeholders in the energy field was also held with high-level representatives from REA, TATEDO, WWF, AfDB, DfID, TAREA, USAID, NGSEN and the EU, with the focus on topic being on how best to turn the agenda into action. Each of the respective institutes recognised the importance of sustainable energy while re-affirming their commitments to achieving the goals set forth in the documents. In closing, the UNDP Country Director for Tanzania, Ms. Awa Dabo, while recognising the high scale of energy poverty in Tanzania, called for greater investment from private and financial institutions in order to match the level of support required to achieve SE4ALL targets by 2030. Ms. Dabo reaffirmed UNDP commitment to supporting SE4ALL implementation and its willingness to cooperate with partners through its planned programme SEFAP.

  • 11 Mar 2016
    UNDP’s global flagship for 2015 launched in Tanzania

  • 10 Mar 2016
    UNDP stands ready to assist youth empowerment in Tanzania

  • 08 Mar 2016
    International Women’s Day 2016: Planet 50-50 by 2030

  • 25 Feb 2016
    UNDP officials attend Solutions Alliance Roundtable in Brussels

  • 24 Feb 2016
    Statement by The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the 50th Anniversary of UNDP

  • 22 Feb 2016
    Taking stock of the HDR experience in Eastern and Southern Africa

  • 16 Feb 2016
    Reflections as UNDP observes 50th Anniversary

  • 26 Jan 2016
    UN Global Compact debuts local network in Tanzania

  • 20 Jan 2016
    Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez at the Launch of the Global Compact Local Networks Tanzania

  • 20 Jan 2016
    Global Compact Local Network launches in Tanzania

  • 28 Dec 2015
    My Volunteer Journey - Fatma, a UNV working at UNHABITAT tells her story

  • 16 Dec 2015
    Partnerships in action: UNDP Hosts Partners Consultation Conference on its New Country Programme 2016-2021.

  • 20 Nov 2015
    More than 600 families benefit from solar-power project in Tanzania

  • 23 Oct 2015
    Hope for peaceful Tanzanian election seen in united football