Norway tops up its donation to UN Tanzania by USD 7 million (TZS 16 billion)

Ambassador Jacobsen handing over a cheque to UN Tanzania - Photo:The Embassy
Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen handing over a dummy cheque to the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Tanzania, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, for the UN Kigoma Joint Programme. Photo: Hans Inge Corneliussen

On Friday 25 January 2019 the Royal Norwegian Embassy announced an agreement with the United Nations in Tanzania where Norway will contribute USD 7 million to the UN in Tanzania. The funding will go towards the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) and the National Plan of Action to Combat Violence Against Women and Children.

The Kigoma Joint Programme is an area-based UN joint programme that cuts across multiple sectors to improve development and human security in Kigoma region.

The additional support from Norway will enable UN agencies to continue implementing the Kigoma Joint Programme activities related to ending violence against women and children, youth and women's economic empowerment, improving water, sanitation and hygiene and agriculture with the focus on developing local markets.

The Joint Press Release from the United Nations Tanzania and the Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam can be found here.

While in the Kigoma region the Ambassador visited various activities benefiting from the Norwegian support.

Community mobilisers in Kibondo
Ambassador Jacobsen dancing with community mobilisers in Kibondo. The mobilisers raise awareness on issues concerning violence against women and children in the district. Photo:Hans Inge Corneliussen
Farmer group in Kasulu District
Farmer group in Kasulu District demonstrating how to avoid post harvest loss of crops. Photo:Hans Inge Corneliussen
Food products in Kasulu
Ambassador Jacobsen receiving samples of products from women and youth enterprises in Kasulu. Photo:Hans Inge Corneliussen