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TA N Z A N I A A N D U N E S C O

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UNESCO NATIONAL COMMISSION OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

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steemed Readers,

UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania is part of a community of 195

UNESCONational Commissions worldwide, each working as a liaison between UNESCO and its member

state with the mandate of engaging key national actors towards achieving UNESCO ideals of promoting

peace, mutual understanding and equitable sustainable human development. These National Commis-

sions are unique to UNESCO in the UN System and they work outside the structure of UNESCO as critical

partners who coordinate the involvement of key national players in UNESCO’s areas of competencies

i.e. Education, Natural Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information.

UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania is the principal link between

UNESCO and the Government of Tanzania. The Commission is the focal agent of the government that

coordinates UNESCO activities in the country. The Commission engages government institutions, depart-

ments, agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations, development partners as well as individuals

in implementing activities that are in line with UNESCO’s agenda. It is therefore the role of the Commission

to ensure that Tanzania as a member state to UNESCO participates and contributes in formulation,

adoption and implementation of different policies, conventions and guidelines that focus on promoting

peace and sustainable development around the world. Tanzania has continued to play a significant

role in execution of UNESCO programmes and in advancing UNESCO ideals in the country. The

government is determined to ensure that UNESCO National Commission continues to promote peace and

sustainable development among nationals by engaging key stakeholders in all matters patterning to

UNESCO activities.

This edition covers some of the activities that UNESCO National Commission in collaboration with

key stakeholders undertook in the year 2017/2018. The edition highlights some significant contribution

made byUNESCOand / or the Commission in collaborationwith other stakeholders in addressing challenges

across different sectors of the economy.

On behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, I would like to take this opportunity

to thank UNESCO for its support to the country. It is my hope that the organization will continue to

support the government in addressing challenges that fall within its areas of competencies. I also wish

to thank all the key stakeholders that have been working hand in hand with the National Commission

and the government at large in serving the public in UNESCO’s areas of competencies. They have been

very instrumental in pushing development agenda in the country. Please allowme to extend my appre-

ciation to all the local and international institutions and organizations which volunteered to advertise

their activities in this publication and those who made it possible to have this edition in place on time.

Lastly, my special thanks go to the publisher for quality work reflected in this publication. It is my hope

that our readers will find this magazine both interesting and informative on UNESCO activities in

Tanzania.

Foreword

Prof. Joyce Ndalichako

Minister of Education, Science and Technology