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Members of the Tanzania Women Land Access Trust (TAWLAT) holding a meeting © TAWLAT

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments: US$ 29,336,658
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects: 5 projects
  • Donors: Netherlands, UNEP/GEF Secretariat – Kenya, UNDAP-Tanzania, African Development Bank, European Commission and Africa Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing partners: UNEP and GEF, Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA)
General information

Capital: Dodoma

Major Cities:  Mwanza, Arusha,Dodoma, Mbeya, Morogoro,Tanga, Kahama, Tabora, Zanzibar City

  • Population: 47.78million
  • GDP: US$28.24  billion
  • GDP growth: 6.9%
  • Urban population (annual %): 27%
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 3%
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 4.8%
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 2.4%

Source: World Bank 2012

UN-Habitat projects in Tanzania
  • Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative PHASE II – Training and Capacity Building Component

    Objective of the project

    1. To provide efficient and timely implementation of programme activities
    2. To enhance community participation in ownership of programme activities, thereby empowering them for sustainability of the programme facilities and outcome/benefits
    3. To ensure the financial and operational sustainability of the programme investments
    4. To ensure that the poverty reduction and public health benefits of the programme are fully realized


    The project is developed around the following methodologies:  

    1. Programme management to ensure local stakeholder participation, timely and efficient delivery of programme outputs and an effective monitoring, quality assurance and evaluation system.
    2. Institutional capacity of service providers to ensure the efficient delivery of water, sanitation and refuse collection and disposal services and the long term sustainability of programme investments.
    3. Hygiene promotion and sanitation to maximize the public health benefits of the programme, strengthen local structures to manage public sanitation programmes and promote options for financing mechanisms for accessing to household sanitation.
    4. Urban catchment management to reduce environmental degradation and contribute to the long term sustainability of water resources.
    5. Monitoring and evaluation system to ensure gender mainstreaming in water and sanitation programmes and provision of services to the poor.

    Service sectors covered by the project include:Water, Sanitation, Solid Waste management, and Environment.

    • Duration:April 2011 to December 2016
    • Value: USD 4,244,443
    • Donor:African Development Bank
    • Implementing Partners:UN-Habitat, East Africa Community through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), Governments of Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda through respective ministries.


  • Hands on training on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for youth empowerment

    Project Location:Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania .

    Objective of the Project

    To involve the youth in the green economy that is contributing to climate change mitigation.Modules covered include:

    • Conducting energy audits
    • Green building and passive building designs
    • Tubular biogas digester systems
    • Improved cook stoves and gasifier stoves
    • Sustainable charcoal briquette production to substitute charcoal and firewood
    • Assembling and installation of solar bulb lights

    Service sectors covered by the project include: energy access, buildings, academia, policy and legislation, housing finance.

    • Duration: As need arises– on going
    • Value: in- kind (staff time)
    • Donor: UN-Habitat,
    • Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat Urban energy Unit
  • Promoting Energy Efficiency in Building in Eastern Africa

    Objective of the project

    The project seeks to mainstream energy efficiency into the existing legislation; and, to build on ongoing initiatives and develop an energy efficiency regulatory system for new and existing buildings. The project will also focus on green architecture, with the emphasis on effective policies, regulations and standards that integrate energy efficiency into building design.

    Service sectors covered by the project include: energy access, buildings, academia, policy and legislation, housing finance.

    The methodology: The project is developed around the following methodologies: Establishment of a benchmarking on energy use in building, capacity building of practitioners and professionals of the building industry; review of the building regulations and standards; development of tools and establishment of financial mechanism for promotion sustainable building design. Working with the national and local governments as well as training institutions and the private sector.

    • Duration:August 2011 to December 2016
    • Value: USD 15,276,288
      (Global Environment Facilities (GEF) USD 2,793,000; UN-Habitat (in kind) USD 400,000; Governments (in kind) USD 12,083,288)
    • Donor: Global Environment Facilities, and UN-Habitat,
    • Implementing Partners:UN-Habitat, UNEP and Governments of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda through respective ministries.

TAWLAT Pilot Housing Project in Kinondoni, Tanzania

• Water and Sanitation Programme – Lake Victoria Region WS Initiative
To create an enabling policy and institutional framework that promotes expanded access to environmentally sound urban infrastructure and services;  Increased institutional efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of basic urban infrastructure services; Enhanced consumer demand for efficient and environmentally sustainable basic urban infrastructure and services

Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa (PrEEBEA)
To mainstream energy efficiency measures into housing policies, building codes, municipal by-laws and building practices in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) in order to achieve considerable avoidance of HG emissions as a result of improved buildings and building practices; leading to more efficient use of electricity and thus to expand the electricity supply to satisfy the increasing demand by both residential and economic productive activities of the partner countries.

Integrated Community School – WATSAN Project in Tandale Chakula Bora

Water and Sanitation Trust Fund Implementation of Training and Capacity Building Activities Under the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Programme Phase II
The UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund aims to create an enabling environment for pro-poor investment in water and sanitation in urban areas of all sizes in the developing world, thus providing a vehicle to significantly improve the volume and effectiveness of both the Official Development Assistance and national financial flows into the water and sanitation sector.


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