THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS PROGRAMMES
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.
ACCELERATING YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING AND LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
This program aims to promote youth participation in key decision-making processes and livelihood programs as a way to transform youth lives. This includes advocating for creating an enabling environment for youth to have spaces for economic activities, entrepreneurship skills and access to capital such as Local government funds (4%). Through engagements with the government (PORALG)on the Economic Empowerment Funds for Youth, Women and People with Disabilities (10%), the program has managed to equip 3351 youth with entrepreneurship skills, enabled the formation of 120 youth economic groups and has enhanced 45 youth to seek leadership positions. This project is funded by the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS).
THE RIGHT(S) WAY FORWARD
The Right(s) Way forward is developed to be a community based participatory tool that aims at empowering community members to analyze the community’s environmental degradations, gender inequalities, their use of and control over natural resources and to advocate for their rights. The tool is emphasizing community ownership of the process and creating a space for dialogue between rights holders and duty bearers to address the community’s concerns in a collaborative manner.
The overall aim of the process is to empower and enable the community members to analyze and act upon the community’s environmental degradations, access and control over resources, human rights violations and to advocate to hold state institutions accountable to fulfill the community members human rights. In this project, UNA Tanzania is working with UNA Sweden, Forum SyD, and SIDA.
We have thus far educated 12 community trainers, enabling them to conduct workshops with their communities. We have reached a total of 1,000 people in seven villages on Pemba through workshops. Furthermore, we have established contact and cooperation with local authorities and CBOs. A future goal is to get the local government to declare the mangrove populations protected areas together with the mud levees. Also in the long run get the government to build easement for members of the community separate from the mud levees.