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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 has a task of ensuring that

Tanzania participates in and benefits from the various approved UNESCO PROGRAMMES. The National

Commission among other things coordinates the implementation of UNESCO programmes by ensuring

that as a member-state Tanzania benefits from UNESCO expertise in Education, Science, Culture and,

Communication and information. The National Commission strategizes and enhances cooperation

between Tanzania and UNESCO in line with the government long-term plan on one hand, and UNESCO

biennium and Midterm Strategy on the other hand.

It is in the above context that the government of the United Republic of Tanzania ensures that the

UNESCO National commission is equipped with adequate resources to be able to fully undertake its

responsibilities. The enactment of UNESCO National Commission Act of 2008 which promoted the

status of the commission to an independent government organization, provision of office and continued

day to day support to the Commission are clear examples of the commitment of the government towards

ensuring that the institution remains functional and operational at all times so that it can deliver to

the expectations set.

Tanzania has witnessed strong cooperation and collaboration with UNESCO in different dimensions

as highlighted by some of the UNESCO activities undertaken in the country in the year under review.

The government would like to assure all our stakeholders that Tanzania will continue to play a significant

role in implementing UNESCO programmes and in advancing UNESCO ideals in the country. Tanzania

National Commission for UNESCO will also continue to promote peace and sustainable development

among nationals through establishment of strategic and constructive partnerships with different stake-

holders located both internally and externally.

This edition covers some of the UNESCO sponsored activities as well as those undertaken by the

National Commission in collaboration with other key stakeholders in UNESCO areas of competence;

that is Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture and Communication and

Information. As such, I would like to sincerely express my appreciation for good work done by the

leadership of National Commission for transmitting their practical activities into a well-organized

printed magazine; a journal that reflects some of the implemented activities by NatCom for the year

2016/17. Likewise, I would like once again to take this opportunity to thank all those who spared their

time to prepare and submit their articles timely. Their efforts, under good governance and supervision,

have made it possible to have this 14

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edition out on time. In the same weight, I also wish to thank

both local and global institutions and organizations which often use this publication to advertise their

activities. My special thanks go to the publisher for quality work and timely delivery of this publication.

Finally, it is my hope that our readers will find this magazine very informative particularly on

activities executed by UNESCO National Commission in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Foreword

Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP)

Minister of Education, Science and Technology