Country Programmes

UN Joint Programme to Advance the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United Republic of Tanzania

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
26 Feb 202131 Dec 2023
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 699,750
Thematic focus: Awareness Raising, Disability Policy and/or Law, GBV & Sexual and Reproductive Health, Inclusive SDGs Planning and Monitoring, National development planning and monitoring, OPDs capacity building, Statistics and Data Collection

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UN Women

Government Organizations

  • Prime Minister’s Office - Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Youth
  • National Council for People with Disability (DDA)

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Tanzania Federation of Disabled People Organizations (SHIVYAWATA)
  • Zanzibar Federation of Disabled People Organizations (SHIJUWAZA)

The Programme

The proposed programme seeks to advance the following rights for persons with different forms of disability, especially marginalized groups of persons with disabilities, in particular women and girls:

  • the right to equality and non-discrimination;
  • the right to freedom from violence;
  • participation in decision making; and
  • rights to physical and mental integrity.

In line with the CRPD, the programme seeks to trigger structurally focused action and the full and effective participation of stakeholders including diverse OPDs (in particular more marginalised groups including women and youth), government, and UN agencies to promote and sustain gender-sensitive disability-inclusive development in URT.


By capacitating stakeholders with knowledge, skills, resources, tools; strengthen systems and platforms to participate fully and effectively in the design, monitoring and evaluation of inclusive national legal and policy reform and SDG processes; improve diversity and representation of underrepresented groups of persons with disabilities (in particular women and marginalized groups), and strengthen plans for prevention and response to VAWC, by using already available institutional mechanisms, the programme will leave a sustainable pathway to change and greater national alignment with global norms and standards on disability inclusion and gender equality.