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Eastern & Southern Africa
Tanzania is an East African country known for its rich biodiversity and landscapes, such as national parks, national reserves, and the tropical island of Zanzibar. Its lower income economy is overwhelmingly dependent on rainfed agriculture, mining and tourism which are most vulnerable to climate related hazards. The most prevalent hazards are floods, epidemics, drought, earthquakes and storms. It is estimated that more than 20% of the population is exposed to drought. The mining sector also increases the risk of water and land contamination accidents.
Following requests from the Prime Minister’s Office-Disaster Management Department on 29th November 2021 and the Second Vice President’s Office of Zanzibar on 6th May 2022, the UN RCO in Tanzania coordinated a scoping mission in Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar from 19th - 21st July, led by FAO, IOM, and UNFPA, to outline the objectives, thematic focus, modalities, and timeline for a CADRI Partnership capacity diagnosis. 
Building on this, the CADRI Partnership embarked on a capacity diagnosis mission in October 2022, the CADRI Partnership undertook a capacity diagnosis mission in Tanzania, culminating in technical validation workshops in the first half of 2023 in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
These workshops, led by an inter-agency team spearheaded by WFP, gathered nearly 100 representatives from 20 sectoral organizations. The mission aimed to strengthen coordination between government institutions and the UN system for implementing the national DRR/CCA agenda under the 2022-2027 UNSDCF. Specifically, it assessed the current Disaster Risk Management policies and frameworks in line with the Sendai Framework, focusing on understanding and managing disaster risks, improving governance, investing in resilience, and enhancing preparedness and response capacities. The mission also offered targeted recommendations to address gaps, particularly at local levels, promoted DRR integration into priority sectors, facilitated dialogue to improve DRR activity coordination, and supported resource mobilization and alignment with development partners to advance national DRR priorities.
By November 2023, the capacity diagnosis report was submitted to the Tanzanian government. Following this, a consortium of UNCT agencies, including UNICEF, WFP, IOM, and UNDP, spearheaded the initiation of a programme aimed at resource mobilization to implement the strategic recommendations outlined in the capacity diagnosis.




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    Tanzania Capacity Diagnosis Report

    27 Feb 2024