TA N Z A N I A A N D U N E S C O
UNESCO NATIONAL COMMISSION OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
ear readers and all our stakeholders,
On behalf of UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic
of Tanzania, I would like to welcome you all to the 14
UNESCO – Tanzania Magazine which provides adequate, accurate and reliable information on the
UNESCO NatCom activities in the country for the year 2016/17. This edition is a continuation of
information sharing culture that the Commission has had since 2003 when the first publication was
The Magazine is released annually to inform the public and different stakeholders on programs and
projects that the Commission implemented throughout the year in Education, Natural Sciences, Social
and Human Sciences, Culture and World Heritage, and Communication and Information sectors.
producing this magazine?
The main objectives of releasing this publication annually include the following:
to inform the public about the activities done by UNESCO through the National Commission; to
strengthen the link between the State Party and the Commission on one hand, and United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the other; to raise discussions on different aspects
concerning the implemented projects; to provide feedback to the key stakeholders on how significant
their support and contributions have been, as well as to provide technical advice to the different agents
that in one way another have a role to play in pushing forward the national development agenda in
the United Republic of Tanzania.
In light of the above proclamation, it is evident that the National Commission for UNESCO alone
could not have been able to undertake different programs covered in the year under consideration. I
would therefore like to thank all our key stakeholders whose financial and non-financial support enabled
the Commission to undertake and implement different programs in the country. In particular, I would
like to express my sincere appreciation to UNESCO for its immense support and contribution without
which it would have been very difficult to realize the achievement reached so far.
I would also like to express my fraternal gratitude to all those who took part in representing the
institution and the government at large in different seminars, workshops, forums and trainings that
were coordinated by the National Commission. In a special way, I would also like to express my sincere
appreciation to the Commission’s staff for their support, advice, constructive criticism and endurance
in the course of dischargingmy responsibilities. They have been so active and supportive in implementing
the planned programmes and activities not only for the time under review but also for all the time I
have been serving the Commission as the Chief Executive Officer to-date.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the support the commission received
from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through various ministries that have been
working together with us in the course of executing our duties. Specifically, I would like to express my
deepest gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training for its indis-
pensable support to the Commission. It has always been our pleasure working under the Ministry’s
guidance and supervision, for it has constantly been providing us with the necessary resources needed
to plan and execute our responsibilities. I would like to assure the Ministry and the Government at large
that UNESCO National Commission will continue to work closely with our key stakeholders in ensuring
that the country continue to make appropriate progress towards implementation of national and inter-
national agenda – especially on Science, Technology and Innovation; Social and Human Sciences; Infor-
mation and Communication Technology; Natural and Cultural Heritage; Culture of Peace; and Education
for sustainable development.
Dr. Moshi M. Kimizi – Ph.D
Executive Secretary a.i.
UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania