With a array of natural sights, Tanzania is a tourist magnet. Revenues from the travel industry, as well as gold mining, have spurred high overall economic growth rates. However, Tanzania remains one of the world’s poorest countries in terms of per capita income.
Under the second phase of the Global Regulatory and Fiscal Capacity Building Programme (RECAP II), this sub-project aims to contribute to the reduction of diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tanzania through public education advocating for healthy diets and a physical activity-supportive regulatory and fiscal environment.
Under the second phase of the Global Regulatory and Fiscal Capacity Building Programme (RECAP II), this sub-project aims to contribute to an enabling legal and policy environment for the adoption of regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tanzania.
This sub-project sought to strengthen collaboration and coordination among key national stakeholders in advocating for the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity through policy and legal reforms.
This sub-project sought to facilitate national and international collaboration among lawyers, policymakers, researchers, civil society organizations (CSOs) and local communities to create a supportive regulatory and fiscal environment that promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
Paralegal networks play a critical role in establishing a link between the informal and formal justice systems in the East and Horn of Africa.
Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity in Tanzania
Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among young people in sub-Saharan Africa. They are more vulnerable to HIV because they are often subjected to a range of gender and age based biases, discrimination and violence, including sexual assault, forced marriage and trafficking. Despite growing HIV-related responses, they and their communities most often do not have the capacity, voice and power to hold these service providers accountable for improved delivery of quality HIV-related services.
One of the challenges in scaling up HIV-related legal services is the limited number of knowledgeable, skilled and committed lawyers to provide such services. Part of the solution therefore lies in building the capacity of law schools to ensure law graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to support human rights-based approaches to HIV. Many universities, including in East Africa, offer clinical legal education programs to give students direct experience of providing legal information to clients.
Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia are rich in forests, land and minerals, but have struggled to derive development benefits from these natural resources. Although land use investments can activate economic, social and environmental progress (such as local employment creation, wealth generation and infrastructure establishment), positive development outcomes are not automatic.