The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN-Mwanza) Project: Mobilization and Institutional Facilitation of Sanitation (UN-Habitat)

Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation program (LVWATSAN) was first launched in 2004 by the Ministers responsible for water within the East Africa Community (EAC) with the aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation in the ‘secondary urban centres’ within the Lake Victoria Basin; ensuring the long term sustainability of the physical investments; addressing the current threats to the lake’s ecosystems from inadequate water and sanitation provision in the secondary and larger settlements around the Lake.

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UN-Habitat and ILO hold green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 14 January 2015 - About 50 young men and women from Dar es Salaam participated in a hands-on training on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship held last month.
The training organized by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the International Labour Organization was held at the Vocational Educational Training Authority in Dar es Salaam.

Objectives and Long-term Goals of the Training

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Tanzania: Morogoro Urban Profile

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In Tanzania, the profiling was undertaken under the principal leadership of Professor B.B.K. Majani, of the University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS), and national and local authorities. This initiative has been carried out locally in Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, and Morogoro as well as nationally. The National Urban Profile focuses on the findings of a desk-study, interviews with key actors and a town consultation with key urban actors and institutions.

Tanzania: National Urban Profile

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The National Urban Profile focuses on the findings of a desk-study, interviews with key actors and a town consultation with key urban actors and institutions. Consultation participants agreed to address the salient urban issues including poverty, insecurity, corruption, pollution and crime all problems that negatively affect investments and economic development.

A consensus was reached on priority interventions in the form of programme and project proposals to be implemented.

Property Tax Regimes in East Africa

The report covers three basic issues: property tax legislation and practice, the significance and magnitude of property tax revenue, and the prospects of property taxation in the three East African countries. For instance, during the period of analysis, property taxes contributed quite a small percentage (on average 0.054%) of annual national revenue in Kenya and between 23-27%of annual municipal council revenue.

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Case Study 2: Water Operators’ Partnerships in Africa

A water operators’ partnership (WOP) is a collaboration between two or more water or sanitation operators, conducted on a not-for-profit basis, in the aim of developing their capacity. These partnerships are being used as a way of helping the world’s public operators to sustainably deliver adequate water and sanitation for all. This is the second in a set of four Case Studies on WOPs in Africa, and follows a set of 3 Cases of WOPs in Asia published in 2012.

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National Strategy on Urban Crime Prevention in Tanzania

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In 2007 Tanzania committed to the development of a national strategy on urban crime prevention. The National Strategy on Urban Crime Prevention in Tanzania is the culmination of 10 years of work on safety in Tanzania. Through this strategy the Government of Tanzania is concretely responding to the concerns expressed by its people, especially in urban areas, to the negative effects of crime and violence. People living in urban areas in Tanzania are more concerned with the issue of crime and violence than those living in rural areas.