Sustainable Development Goals Program
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all…
This program aims at effective and inclusive local implementation of the SDGs with adherence to the principles of Human Rights and Gender equality in Tanzania. UNA Tanzania has been playing a leading role in campaigning for SDGs awareness, implementation and stakeholders’ engagement. UNA Tanzania has worked in over 10 regions in the country, reaching out to Youth, Women and People with disabilities in carrying out capacity building and strengthening, education, advocacy and lobbying activities to increase stakeholders’ influence and participation in implementing the 2030 Agenda without Leaving No One Behind.
We put efforts in promoting the implementation of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development focusing on:
Under this program, UNA Tanzania works closely with the several key stakeholders including the Government, Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Organizations.
Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Development
On the 9th of November 2018, Hon. Job Ndungai (MP) – Speaker of the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, launched the Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Development, who remarked it as a historic achievement for sustainable development advocacy on the parliamentary level, as the first ever organized platform for sustainable development.
The Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Development is an effort and achievement by UNA Tanzania, under the umbrella of the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform in partnership with Policy Forum. The group is a voluntary parliamentary caucus, formed by 30 members who champion for Sustainable Development in the parliament. The group is interestingly comprised of 15 women and 15 men.
The endeavour of the SDGs is to be localized in National Development plans, policies and institutional arrangements. The members of Parliaments play a major role in this case to influence policies to be mainstreamed in line to the National Development Plans, in this way it is important that the Parliamentarians in this group are able to be loaded and broadly understand the concepts of Sustainable Development, and inter linkages in the National Development Plans.
Baring in mind the need to strengthen the capacity of the parliamentary in sustainable development, UNA Tanzania in collaboration with Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform (TSDP) and Policy Forum conducts SDGs training to this group from time to time, basing on the implementation, monitoring and review of the SDGs. The sessions are usually participatory, and a facilitation approach mainly through presentations, group discussions and feedback sessions during the delivery of the sessions.
Building on the knowledge for the PGSD focuses on three key areas:
- Understanding the concept of Sustainable Development Goals: From MDGs to SDGS, key concepts and the sum and substance of the goals.
- Linkages between the National Development Plans, SDGs and Agenda 2063 i.e. Five Years Development Plan II (2016/17-2020/21), Tanzania Vision 2025.
- The role of MPs in implementation, monitoring and review of SDGs: in law making to ensure accountability towards implementing SDGs and how gender equality is mainstreamed within existing law and the practical aspect of it and most of all adhering to the Principle of the 2030 principle: to LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND, Parliamentary Oversight; How domestic resources are allocated toward SDGs implementation, how citizens are informed on the national budgets and the oversight roles of the MPs in relation to the SDGs, Committee Hearing – How the National Budget process reflects SDGs targets and indicators and Financial Concerns and the Budget in how National Development Plans ensures no one is left behind.
SDGs Journalists and Storytelling Club
News and media can play an important role in raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our SDGs Journalists and Storytelling club was formed in 2018 to bridge the gap which exists when journalists report stories to the community. The main objective of the club is to capture stories of those that are likely to be left behing. The club has experienced journalists and those who are still at universities, with a purpose of sharing of experience among members of the club and create and share opportunities, locally and globally.
Today, media is the biggest source to deliver the information amongst this generation and also developing the fastest media path for the future. Following the journey of the SDGs and now that we are in the last 10 years, termed as the Decade of Action, we are focusing on how media communicate, achieve and meet challenges in the implementation of Agenda 2030.
We provide capacity strengthening from time to time to journalists and editors on linking and providing information, progress and effort put by the government and other stakeholders on the SDG’s.
The club has 30 members and was formed in collaboration with MediaSpace Tanzania