United Nations Tanzania

Delivering as One Results 2011-2013
Inter-Agency Collaboration

In the two years since the UN Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) was launched, the UN agencies operating in Tanzania—resident and non-resident—have collaborated on a range of initiatives, working with national partners to establish a strong foundation for the realisation of the agreed UNDAP programme outcomes. Here are just some of the highlights...
 The Tanzania 2012 Population and Housing Census successfully completed. Planning officers utilise the data to ensure programmes are effectively tailored to geographical representations and population characteristics for improved development outcomes.  Technical inputs and equipment delivered to enterprises in productive and innovative sectors–such as cashew nut, red meat and leather processing–creating over 300 jobs and supporting integrated value supply chains.  Entrepreneurship Education Curriculum piloted in 9 regions on the mainland, covering approximately 6,000 students, establishing the foundations for a new productive generation.  National Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation integrated into sectoral policies, programmes and initiatives-in particular within the energy and agricultural sectors-to address the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Tanzania.  Clean, sustainable power brought to 200 households by women solar engineers in Lindi and Mtwara regions. Additional benefits include the women’s exercise of leadership in village energy committees.  Three renewable energy based business centres established or upgraded for low carbon and resource efficient development path, using a mix of technologies including solar, biogas and gasification.  Two Renewable Energy Centres successfully upgraded to incorporate a micro hydropower scheme. 10KW of electricity supplied to 80 households to power lighting and appliances.  Alternative learning opportunities for out-of-school children and illiterate adults expanded, with secondary school equivalency and vocational training provided. Materials also used by the Prisons Department for postprimary education of prisoners and formal secondary school students to supplement their learning.  Through Sector Wide Approaches and national dialogue structures, Maternal, New-born and Child Health and family planning prioritised with attendant increases in LGA budget allocations to 5.6% of total budget in 2012/13.  Zanzibar’s progress towards reduced maternal new-born and child mortality 2015 targets advanced following the abolition of user fees for maternal care and delivery of critical equipment to support comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care in all six district facilities.  Safe and sufficient cold storage capacity secured, enabling the successful introduction of two new vaccines (Rota and Pneumococcal) to significantly reduce child mortality due to diarrhoea and pneumonia.
Protecting Children from Abuse – Role of the Gender and Children’s Desks (UNICEF & UNWOMEN Initiative) When a report was made about the suspicious behaviour of a neighbour in Kariokoo, it signalled the beginning of the end of 13 year old Juma’s sexual abuse at the hands of a self styled witch doctor. The Gender and Children’s Desk (a dedicated unit within the police, staffed by specially trained officers), in coordination with other members of the District Child Protection Team, collaborated to gather evidence against the 58 year old perpetrator. A successful prosecution was secured. Juma, and the other two boys found at the house, were provided with emergency care, medical treatment and psycho-social support and were able to go back to school. As a priority response to the Violence Against Children Survey launched in 2011, the Tanzania Police Force committed to establishing Gender and Children’s Desks in all 417 police stations in the country. Alongside the scaling up of the District Child Protection Teams, this initiative will help to ensure children like Juma receive the care and protection they deserve.

 Comprehensive sexuality education (age-appropriate, culturally relevant, human rights based and scientifically accurate information) integrated into school education curricula and syllabi, encouraging adoption of safer sexual practices and positive health seeking behaviour.

 New national plan for the elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV by 2015 launched by President Kikwete on World AIDS Day, integrates improvement in ante-natal services and targeting of areas with the highest HIV prevalence and numbers of women with unmet need.  49,000 children in 63 schools provided with quality child/ girl friendly and accessible school WASH services on both the mainland and Zanzibar, with improved health and learning outcomes secured.  ZAWA and DAWASA strengthened to improve sustainability of service provision, reducing non-revenue for improved efficiency of water management and services to peri-urban dwellers.

 Anti-corruption agenda advanced, through a range of measures including: new National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan III, establishment of anticorruption agency in Zanzibar; review of Tanzania’s compliance with the UN Convention Against Corruption.
Food and non-food assistance delivered to most affected households identified under biannual food and nutrition surveys (FAO & WFP Initiative) Following a rapid vulnerability assessment to determine the level of food security in the district., the village of Orkejuloongishu was found to be suffering from severe drought; the lack of water meant pastures had dried up and livestock were dying. Families were struggling to feed themselves and many villagers had left the area to find a water source elsewhere. As a result of the assessment, the Government organized food assistance for the families of Orkejuloongishu, delivering some 92 metric tonnes of maize from the Government’s reserve. In addition, the Government provided 12 cattle and 15 goats for villagers to rebuild their lives without having to relocate. ‘The timely restocking and provision of food has really helped us get back to our normal lives.’ said one villager.

 Tanzania Socio-Economic Database revitalised. Robust systematization, storage and analysis of indicators in the economy, infrastructure, agriculture, environment, governance, health and other sectors enabled for improved evidence-based planning across Government.
Women’s Group in Ololosokwan Village As part of a collaborative effort by UNDP, UNESCO, UN Women, radios distributed and radio listening groups established, improving awareness of and engagement in democratic discourse at community-level

 Health and water staff across 12 emergency prone districts in 6 regions capacitated to respond to epidemics such as cholera and other waterborne related diseases, common during floods.  Basic and essential services including food assistance provided to 105,572 refugees according to national and international standards.  34,052 Burundian former refugees from Mtabila refugee camp successfully assisted to return home. Termed by the Government of Tanzania, as a “historical milestone achievement by the international community in the quest for durable solutions for refugees.”  New Standard Operating Procedures covering ethical practices for dealing with vulnerable migrants developed for use by police and immigration officials at border posts and headquarters.

 Zanzibar Social Protection Policy developed, contributes to minimum income security, protection against lifecourse shocks and livelihood risks through safety nets and social security coverage, and supports progressive extension of access to basic social services to all.  A multi-sectoral Violence Against Children communication strategy operationalised, raising awareness on the magnitude of violence and abuse, ensuring duty-bearers are aware of their responsibilities and promoting positive parenting practices.

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