National Sensitization Workshop for Elderly People in Tanzania.

    Hon. Ummy Mwalimu - Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children talking with journalists

    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in collaboration with Help Age International organized a national sensitization workshop to discuss the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Tanzania focusing particularly on elderly.

    The workshop was officiated by Hon. Ummy Mwalimu - the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children on September 1st, 2016 at the Economic and Social Research Foundation Conference Hall.

    In her welcoming remarks, Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida, the Executive Director ESRF highlighted four objectives of the workshop as;

    • To review the 17 Sustainable Development Goals with a view of understanding the application and relevance of the specific Goals to older people issues
    • To sensitize stakeholders involved in the localization of the SDG's in Tanzania on the relevant SDG's on ageing and explore opportunities to include vulnerable groups and establishing common ground to address.
    • To anchor the SGD's in Tanzania's development frameworks such as Tanzania Development Vision 2015, The Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II) and sector policies, with a purpose of uncovering the extent to which older people's issues are addressed and monitored
    • To critically review national level development indicators and data collection systems in Tanzania with a view of identifying better ways for data generation in order to provide a solid base for policy and planning to ensure ageing issues are included

    On her side, Hon. Ummy Mwalimu - the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children said that the Government will continue to implement the National Ageing Policy such as ensuring that older people receive basic health services.

    The workshop is an aftermath of the UN Summit which adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development enshrined with the motto of "leave no one behind in the pursuit of development" of which Tanzania has mainstreamed in the second National Five Years Development Plan (2016/17 - 2020/21)


    Last updated on 2016-09-02




ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)