Kigoma RC thanks UN & Development Partners for Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP)
Kigoma Regional Comissioner, Retired Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga opening the meeting of KJP Stakeholders. Photo| Msafiri Manongi/KJP
Kigoma Joint Programme Stakeholders workshop was held in Kasulu on 27th April 2018 and attended by Members of Regional Consultative Council, Senior Government Officials in the region and Programme official persons from UN Agencies participating in implementing the programme.
In his Opening remarks, Kigoma Regional Commissioner, Rtd. Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Maganga, thanked the Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, UN Resident Coordinator of UN System in Tanzania and UN Country Management Team for considering the region as their priority. He also thanked the Governments of Norway, Korea and Sweden for financial support to the programme.
Lucy Rwegasira, WFP Programme Associate, argues that full value chain support of the KJP agriculture theme will benefit small holders farmers and the private sectors. Photo| Msafiri Mangongi/KJP
On implementation, Rtd. Brig. Maganga commended the cooperation of the local authorities which has allowed some tangible results within the first year of the programme. He urged the UN programme officials to continue cooperating with the officials in the region to ensure the programme is a success and the Kigoma region makes progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
Furthermore; Rtd. Brig. Maganga; appealed to the Development Partners to expand the programme to include other districts of the region and other sectors particularly health which has been a big challenge to the community.
UN Women Programm Analyst, Ms. Lucy Tesha, highlights that Kigoma is among the 5 regions in Tanzania which have the worst rates of gender-based violence. She revealed that UN Women is planning an education campaign, as part of the KJP, to teach people about the negative impacts of the KJP. Photo| Msafiri Manongi/KJP
Kigoma Joint Programme which commenced in July 2017 but officially launched in September 2017 will run up to June 2021 and it covers six outcomes namely: sustainable energy and environment, youth and women economic empowerment, education with focus to adolescence girls, WASH and Agriculture. The programme currently covers Kakonko, Kibondo, Kasulu TC and Kasulu TC districts with estimated budget of 55 Million USD of which 15 Million has been secured mainly from Governments of Norway, Korea, Sweden and internal UN Agencies funds.
UN Area Coordinator in Kigoma, Mr. Evance Siangicha, explains that the KJP involves 16 UN agencies who are working together across 6 themes to reach host communities in Kigoma. Photo| Msafiri Manongi/KJP