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UNA TANZANIA THROUGH THE TANZANIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM COORDINATES THE 2023 CSOs VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEWS CONSULTATIONS

Voluntary National Review (VNR) is part of the formal intergovernmental follow-up and review process on the Agenda 2030 which is presented at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF). This process is voluntary, state-led, country driven, undertaken by both developed and developing countries. It is a platform for partnerships, including participation of major groups and other stakeholders.

VNR Consultation working session on SDG 5 led by TGNP

The 2023 Voluntary National Review marks a second time that Tanzania is reporting the progress of SDGs at HLPF (the first time being 2019). This year’s theme is “Accelerating the recovery from COVID-19 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.” Goals which will be under review are SDG 6 (water and sanitation), 7(Clean Energy), 9(Industrialization, Infrastructure and Innovation), 11 (Sustainable Cities), and 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

In Tanzania, CSOs VNR process is led by the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform which is co-convened by UNA Tanzania. The Government through the National Coordination Framework for the Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals (NCF-SDGs) mandated the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform to coordinate civil society on SDGs related aspects. The overall objective of the NCF-SDGs is to facilitate smooth, efficient and effective coordination of the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the SDGs and the other international and regional development commitments.

VNR Consultation working session on SDG 4 led by HakiElimu

The Platform commenced national CSOs consultations on February and shall proceed to cover the goals and leave no one behind hearings which will focus on the groups that are vulnerable and most likely to be left behind in the implementation of SDGs these groups will involve women, children, youth, people with Disability, People Living with HIV, farmers, Media and KVPs. The consultations have already involved more than 300 CSOs representing 7 zones of the Tanzania mainland; Central zone, Coastal zone, Lake zone, Northern zone, Southern Highlands zone, Southern zone as well as Zanzibar. Some of the regions that attended the consultations included Mtwara, Mwanza, Arusha, Dodoma, Lindi, Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga, Singida, Morogoro, Manyara, Iringa, Pwani and Kigoma.

More information on the VNR consultations ca be found on the website of the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform; www.maendeleoendelevu.or.tz

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CLIMATE DELEGATE PRORAM OFFERED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE

With a focus on delegates from the least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing states (SIDS), indigenous peoples, and other minority groups worldwide, the International Youth Climate Delegate Program (International YCDP) offered by the United Nations Climate Change  will integrate 100 youth into the process of negotiating global climate policy.

Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui, the COP28 Youth Climate Champion, will be in charge of this activity, which will be run in conjunction with YOUNGO, the UNFCCC’s official children and youth constituency (UNFCCC).

Mentioned below are just a few of the program’s set targets::

  • Ensure that youth views and proposals are fully integrated into global climate policymaking and dialogues.
  • Build youth skills, capacity, knowledge, and networks, particularly in the most impacted countries, to engage in climate processes.
  • Provide a model for the COP process on youth inclusion.

The timeframe in which the program will run:

The International YCDP runs from March to December 2023. The timeline for the selection period is expected to be as follows:

Applications open March 15 and will close by 7 April, 2023.

A selection committee, run and staffed by YOUNGO, will shortlist candidates and invite them for interviews on a rolling basis.

Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to submit a short essay on a climate-related topic specified by the committee.

Final interviews will be conducted between mid-to-end April.

Candidates interested in selection for the June SB58 Bonn intersessional are encouraged to apply early and indicate existing EU travel authorization in their applications.

YOUNGO will inform candidates of selection by early May and the 100 selected delegates will be announced later that month.

The program will run from May through December 2023.

More information and the application form ca be found through: https://cop28.com/en/youth-program

UNA TANZANIA CONDUCTS THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP FOR THE 20 UN YOUTH FELLOWS

UNA Tanzania in partnership with CRSIP Berlin are implementing The African UN Youth Delegate Program in Tanzania. The Program is part of a regional movement implemented not only in Tanzania but also in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. The main aim is to increase representation of the youth from the Global South at the United Nations. The program is also set to enhance the work of UN Associations. The project capacitates East African youth and increases their visibility through workshops, skills trainings, and regional meetings fostering innovative learning concepts such as critical thinking which will lead up to the actual representation at the UN General Assembly on the base of a joint vision for the East African region. Moreover, the project aims at fostering knowledge about the UN and its work in the participating countries among a broader youth audience.

Madam Stella Vuzo from The UN Resident Coordinators Office facilitating a session on The UN system in Tanzania.

From 17th to 21st March UNA Tanzania conducted the National Education Assessment for the 20 UN Youth Fellows from Tanzania. The fellows are from 9 regions; Geita, Kigoma, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Unguja, Pemba, Dar es salaam and Coastal region where 10 were male ad 10 were female. Throughout the workshop the fellows were being assessed in order to obtain 2 delegates who will represent Tanzanian youth at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this year.

The UN Youth Fellows from Tanzania on a group presentation

The workshop involved series of sessions; Decision making at the UN and the UN systems particularly in Tanzania and how the UN supports the development mandate in the country, these sessions were facilitated by Madam Stella Vuzo and Nafisa Didi from the United Nations Resident Coordinators Office in Tanzania. A learning exercise on UN decision making conducted by Marisa Mbazi from Redefine. United Nations Associations (UNAs) and how young people can mobilize and offer active support to UNAs, this session was facilitated by Miss Godfrida Magubo from The British High Commission in Tanzania. An interesting session on critical thinking facilitated by Ben Owden to make the UN fellows obtain skills on how to critically contemplate solutions for the most pressing youth challenges. Creating a country/regional vision where the fellows were taken through steps of turning a vision into reality by forming vision, missions and implementation strategies, a session facilitated by Ms. Isabel Muller from CRISP. The last day was graced by Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tanzania to UN & WTO In Geneva, UN Vienna and UN New York, Hon. Amb. Modest Mero. The ambassador facilitated a session on East Africa representation at the UN: challenges and perspectives.

Hon. Amb. Modest Mero on a  session about East Africa representation at the UN

“It has been a wonderful training concerning the journey of transforming the community and the Continent at large. I and other 19 youth from all over the country we’ve been able to connect and learn to unleash our creativity, knowledge and passion throughout the training. The most important and exciting part was in learning very vital information and skills from the reliable experts who’s doing it in their field and daily life. Thanks to UNA Tanzania and Crisp Berlin for bringing this up and allowing us to learn things directly from the personnel behind the scenes” – Derrick Absalom

Derrick Absalom – UN Youth Fellow at a group discussion during the National Education Assessment

 

CALL FOR CONSULTANCY TO CONDUCT CLIMATE RISK ASSESMENT

Terms of Reference

Title: Provision of Consultancy Services for Conducting Climate Risk Assessment in Mbugani, Kiegea, Kazania and Nghambi villages in Mpwapwa District-Dodoma

  1. Introduction United Nations Association of Tanzania (UNA Tanzania)

The United Nations Association of Tanzania is one of the oldest Civil Society Organizations in the country registered in 1964. It is located at Mikocheni B, Dar es salaam working to promote the principles and values of the United Nations (UN) in Tanzania. 

UNAT works with the URT and other partners to advocate the Sustainable Development Goals achievement by 2030, African Union (AU) agenda 2063 in order to make better lives of people in Tanzania without leaving no one behind. The organization is devoted to creating awareness and promoting advocacy in areas like climate change, youth, human rights, democracy, peace and security and governance.

UNA Tanzania is one of the implementers of Piloting of IAS K Regional Resilience Model in Tanzania with the main goal of enhancing the resilience capacity of Mbugani, Kiegea, Kazania and Nghambi communities in Mpwapwa through promoting sustainable management of natural resources and improved livelihoods. 

The main objectives are:

  1. To pilot a methodology for climate resilience in Tanzania, based on the IAS Kenya Model
  2. To create an enabling environment and favorable conditions for communities to adopt and scale-up resilience practices

2. The assignment and timeline

To conduct climate resilience research in Mbugani, Kiegea, Kazania and Nghambi villages in Mpwapwa District for 10 days in February 2023 (3 days for pre-field work, 4 days of field work and 3 days of report writing and documentation).

3. Budget

The consultant is required to propose an amount to be paid for Provision of Consultancy Services. The Amount will be subject to 5% of withholding tax if the consultant has EFD receipt and 30% is deduction for the consultant with no EFD receipt.

4. Consultant Qualifications 

The Consultant is to meet the following expectations:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable and relevant consultant experience 
  • Knowledgeable on the National Climate Change framework and conducts the research in line with them.
  • Ability to drive critical analysis about policy, plans and legislations. 
  • Good knowledge of the climate issues in Tanzania and within Mpwapwa. 
  • Able to complete task within specified budget and timeline

5. Deliverables

The consultant is expected to identify climate change risk in the area, analyze and evaluate them and predict future risks and opportunities based on natural resources, water sources, and sustainable livelihood. 

The following will be the deliverables of the Risk Assessment consultant:

  • Conduct Impact assessment for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. 
  • Identify nature-based solutions to reduce climate change impacts.
  • Evaluation of natural resources management, water sources and livelihood.
  • Identify and analyze local interventions to reduce exposures from climate vulnerabilities.
  • Identify and evaluate community engagement strategies to address climate resilience and communicate risks.
  • Alternative strategies, tools and approaches for enhancing climate resilience activities in Mpwapwa

6. UNA Tanzania’s contact person

Haika Simon, A Climate Change focal person at UNA Tanzania is the main contact person. Kindly send your cv, scope of work and proposed budget to hsimon@una.or.tz before 17th February 2023.

 

CALL FOR A CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY ASSESMENT

Terms of Reference

Title: Provision of Consultancy Services for Conducting Environmental Vulnerability Assessment in Mbugani, Kiegea, Kazania and Nghambi villages in Mpwapwa District-Dodoma

  1. Introduction United Nations Association of Tanzania (UNA Tanzania)

The United Nations Association of Tanzania is one of the oldest Civil Society Organizations in the country registered in 1964. It is located at Mikocheni B, Dar es salaam working to promote the principles and values of the United Nations (UN) in Tanzania. 

UNAT works with the URT and other partners to advocate on the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030, African Union (AU) agenda 2063 in order to make better lives of people in Tanzania without leaving no one behind. The organization is devoted to creating awareness and promoting advocacy in areas like climate change, youth, human rights, democracy, peace and security and governance.

UNA Tanzania is one of the implementers of Piloting of IAS K Regional Resilience Model in Tanzania with the main goal of enhancing the resilience capacity of Mbugani, Kiegea, Kazania and Nghambi communities through promoting sustainable management of natural resources and improved livelihoods. 

The main objectives are;

  1. To pilot a methodology for climate resilience in Tanzania, based on the IAS Kenya Model
  2. To create an enabling environment and favorable conditions for communities to adopt and scale-up resilience practices

2. The assignment and timeline

To conduct an Environmental Vulnerability Assessment in Mbugani, Kiegea, Kazania and Nghambi villages in Mpwapwa District for 10 days in February 2023 (3 days of pre field work, 4 days of field work, 3 days of report writing and documentation). The assessment should identify climate hazards, location of vulnerable communities and predict risk based on natural resources, water management and livelihood.

 3. Budget

The amount of Provision of Consultancy Services for Conducting Climate Resilience Research in Mpwapwa District in Dodoma Region.  The Amount will be subject to 5% of withholding tax if the consultant has EFD receipt and 30% is deduction for the consultant with no EFD receipt.

4. Consultant Qualifications 

The Consultant is to meet the following expectations;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable and relevant consultant experience 
  • Knowledgeable on the National Climate Change framework and conducts the research in line with them
  • Ability to drive critical analysis about policy, plans and legislations. 
  • Good knowledge of the climate issues in Tanzania and within Mpwapwa. 
  • Able to complete task within specified budget and timeline
  1. Deliverables

The following will be the expected deliverables of the Environmental vulnerability assessment report;

  • Potential climate hazards that exist and pose a threat to communities.
  • Sensitivity of communities; soil sensitivity, rainfall intensity and duration, water stress, food availability and dietary composition.
  • Adaptive capacity; livelihood, natural resources management.
  • Adaptation and resilience measures to address climate-related risks.
  • Propose an environmental management plan
  1. UNA Tanzania’s contact person

Haika Simon, A Climate Change focal person at UNA Tanzania will be the main contact person. Kindly send your cv, scope of work and proposed budget to hsimon@una.or.tz before 17th February 2023.