About Us

About the Commission

The Tanzania National Commission for UNESCO is the focal point in Tanzania for implementation of UNESCO programmes and activities. It has been newly established as an autonomous organization through the UNESCO National Commission of Tanzania UNESCO National Commission of Tanzania Act No. 7 of 2008.

The National Commission acts as the principle link between UNESCO and the government in order to engage all its departments working in all the areas of competence of UNESCO that is, Education, Science, Culture, Communication and Information. The Commission also engages other communities such as non government institutions, intellectual community, civil society and individuals concerned with UNESCO areas of competence in the formulation and execution of UNESCOs related programmes, to ensure Tanzania’s inputs to UNESCO policy making and debate and to encourage support in Tanzania for UNESCO ideals and work.

The Commission is part of a community of 195 UNESCO National Commissions each working as a liaison between UNESCO and its member states with the main mandate of engaging key national actors towards achieving UNESCO ideals of promoting peace, mutual understanding and equitable sustainable human development. National Commissions are unique to UNESCO in the UN System and they work outside the structure of UNESCO as critical partners who coordinate the involvement of key national players in the organizations five sectoral programmes.

Structure and Governance

The Commission

The Commission chaired by an appointee of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania and is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Minister of Education and Vocational Training who is responsible for UNESCO affairs. The Commission is composed of 15 Commissioners drawn from government department, universities and members of the civil society from both Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. It operates five sectoral Technical Committees (Education, Science, Social Science, Culture and Communication and Information) and coordinates several National Committees for UNESCO intergovernmental programmes and as well as other UNESCO special programmes.

Although this will be a hosted and moderated portal it with also have a component of direct e-debates and discussions on various topical issues raised by the target groups.
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The Secretariat

Functions of the Commission

The Commission serves as the official link between the government of the United Republic of Tanzania and UNESCO, helping to promote international understanding and co-operation among Tanzanians through educational, scientific and cultural activities so as to contribute to global peace and security. For purposes of this article, a few of its functions are delineated as follows.Acting as an advisory body, the Commission assists the government in determining its policy with regard to UNESCO and its activities. It also serves as liaison regarding organizations, institutions and individuals in Tanzania who are interested in UNESCO’s work, the Headquarters and other National Commissions and co-operating agencies of Member States.The National Commission plays the important role of contributing to UNESCO’s planning and programming processes through national consultations with relevant governmental bodies and other stakeholders, taking into account UNESCO’s mandates and priorities.Regarding liaison and outreach, the Commission fosters links with relevant governmental, non-governmental institutions, civil society, grassroot organizations, volunteer organizations and networks such as UNESCO Clubs and the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) to promote UNESCO’s ideals and programmes.The Commission further proposes candidates for prizes and assists in conducting search for candidates for vacant posts at UNESCO and in the placement of UNESCO Fellowship grants, while helping to forge new partnerships.

Regarding the implementation of UNESCO’s programmes, the Commission submits biennially, Participation Programme Requests covering projects to UNESCO, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Conference.Finally, it contributes to the implementation of activities under the Regular Programme of UNESCO, undertakes to seek support from potential donors at the national level, assist in protecting UNESCO against the mis-use of its name and logo.The Commission acts as a clearing-house, disseminating information from and to UNESCO as required, and contributes to promoting the positive visibility of UNESCO in the country.

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OUR VISION

To become a centre of excellence in advancing knowledge, promoting peace and innovation in order to contribute towards building a knowledgeable, informed, innovative and patriotic society.



OUR MISSION

To involve stakeholders in execution of UNESCO programmes in its five areas of competence in order to realise the country development goals and to promote peace and understanding among nations.



OUR CORE VALUES

Client Focus, Result/outcome oriented, Integrity, Transparency and accountability, Innovativeness and creativity, Professionalism, Diligence to duty & Team work.
  • LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

    UNESCO/People's Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2019-2020

    What is it about?

    The Government of the People's Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2019-2020 seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region.

    Tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, these fellowships are intended for scholars who plan to pursue advanced studies or undertake individual research with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor in China for a duration of one year. Selected candidates will undertake their studies in the host universities as visiting scholars. Most of the study programmes will be conducted in English. Selected candidates will undertake their studies in the host universities as visiting scholars. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research or studying in their fields of interest.

    Twenty-five (25) of the 75 fellowships are especially intended for candidatures from the Teacher Training Institutions supported by UNESCO-CFIT Project in the 10 African countries to pursue an Advanced Training Programme for Education Administrators and Teacher Educators at East China Normal University.

    Invited Member States

    AFRICA - 46 Member States:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    ASIA AND THE PACIFIC - 38 Member States:

    Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

    ARAB STATES - 13 Member States:

    Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen

    LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBEAN - 26 Member States:

    Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela

    EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA - 12 Member States:

    Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine

    Programmes of Study

    Please visit the official web page of China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the fields of proposed studies at the selected chinese universities: http://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html

    Eligibility

    (i) Applicants applying for General Scholar programs must not be older than the age of forty-five (45) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study; and those who applying for Senior Scholar programmes must be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and not older than the age of fifty (50).

    (ii) English proficiency is required.

    (iii) Be in good health, both mentally and physically.

    Application submission: Closed on 15 March 2019

    Attention:

    The link for the website of China Scholarship Council is http://www.csc.edu.cn/, or the webpage for International students http://www.campuschina.org/.

    For the information of available universities and study programmes under this fellowships programme, please visit http://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html

    Before applying online, please check our step-by-step Intruction for Online Application.

    For any other inquiry, please contact a.slojneva@unesco.org

    Read the Workflow Steps for Application Submission and Selection to understand how the fellows are selected.

    Click to download:

    Announcement Letter for Session 2019-2020

    Foreigner Physical Examination Form

    Form of Certificate of Language Knowledge

    UNESCO Fellowships Application Form (optional, National Commissions can use this form for the selection at national level)

    Submission and Selection of Candidates

    Due to the intergovernmental character of UNESCO, individual application is not acceptable for UNESCO. Only the application endorsed by the National Commissions for UNESCO will be considered. Applicants should submit their application documents through the National Commissions. The National Commission will select qualified candidates and transmit the application documents of nominated candidates to UNESCO.

    UNESCO and the Chinese authorities will select the seventy-five (75) most qualified candidates. The National Commissions to UNESCO of the beneficiaries will be duly informed by UNESCO.

  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    WHV – Preservation and Cleaning of the Rock Art
    Paintings in Kondoa Rock Arts Site

    Kondoa Rock-Art Sites, United Republic of Tanzania

    Cultural Property Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006

    (A partnership initiative by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Antiquitie - Division and Kondoa Rock Arts Site World Heritage Site)

    Call for Participants

    1. Context
    The World Heritage Volunteers programme was launched by the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in 2008, to encourage young people to undertake concrete action and play an active role in the protection, preservation and promotion of the World Heritage Sites. This program has contributed significantly to bring changes of mentalities to individuals, communities towards heritage. More importantly, the program helps to bring a sense of belonging and ownership of cultural and natural heritage resources. It is in the spirit of the philosophy behind the programme that, UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to invite all the young people (youth) around the World to volunteer and participate in this project which will be held in Kondoa Rock Arts Site World Heritage Site in Tanzania.

    2. Aim of the Project
    The project aims at engaging young people to appreciate their past by taking part in planned activities geared to improve the state of conservation of Kondoa Rock Art. Beyond this context, the project will draw attention to researchers interesting to conduct studies in Rock Arts and more importantly, raise awareness to the local community to involve, take responsibility and benefit from their heritage.
    Note: The result of this project (including reports, images, videos and other results) will be published in UNESCO Website and National Commission Website.

    3. Project Activities
    The volunteers will participate in various hands-on activities, including cleaning the surface of the rock art paintings, building paths for the tourists in the site and
    documenting and promoting the art paintings. Furthermore, they will develop bilingual information materials for schools and local communities. They will also engage in an outreach activity in order to raise their awareness about the importance of World Heritage and encourage them to take part in preserving and conserving the site.

    4. Eligible Applicants
    This project is open to young people who are interested in World Heritage Site management and conservation.
    > Aged between 23 and 30 years.
    > Experience in the field of Culture and World Heritage.
     Only 20 participants will be selected.
    > Proficient in English for foreigners. For local applicants, both English and Kiswahili are recommended.
    > Foreigner applicants also are requested to pay a participation fee of 840 USD and local applicants Tsh. 520,000/=. The fee includes Hotel and Camp Accommodation, Return transport from Dar to Kondoa, food and water during the project.
    > Applicants who are interested in participating in the project should send their CV to chamimax@btu.
    de, lusajo.mwaiteleke@natcom.go.tz, maximilian.chami@natcom.go.tz, , zuberi.salum@mnrt.go.tz not later than 17th June 2019.
    > Please visit https://whc.unesco.org/document/173307 and http://natcom.go.tz/.

    Important projects dates:
    - Application deadline: 17th June 2019.
    - Acceptance Notification: 26th June 2019.
    - Application Fees payment deadline: 14th July 2019.
    - Project Starts: 19th - 28th August 2019

    For further information and queries, please contact Mr Maximilian Chami:
    maximilian.chami@natcom.go.tz. Or chamimax@b-tu.de.
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    Creative Cities: Call for applications 2019/ Villes créatives : Lancement de l'appel 2019

    We are pleased to inform you of the launch of the 2019 Call for Applications of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Interested cities are invited to submit their application by 30 June (Midnight, CET).

    The documents of the 2019 Call are made available on the UNESCO Website via the following link: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/content/call-applications

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    UNESCO ICM_Call for Recommendation for MARIE programme

    On behalf of International Center of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement under the auspices of UNESCO (ICM), we are delighted to inform you that, the center will organize the 3rd Martial Arts Research initiative for Experts (MARIE), which will be held from 2 July to 2 August 2019 in Chungju, Republic of Korea.

    MARIE aims to encourage martial arts researchers and instructors in their capacity building to convey positive martial arts values for youth and women.
    The center will cover the training fees, airfare, place of residence and living expenses during the program.

    Eligibility criteria
    Age: Between 23 – 35
    Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
    Language Proficiency: Spoken and written English

    Professional experience and expertise
    a. Proven knowledge/ experience of Martial arts
    b. Experience of carrying out teaching of youth and women
    c. Specialization in one of the following field will be given priority attention:
    d. Youth development and Engagement
    e. Women’s Social engagement
    f. ‘Leave no one behind’ for vulnerable groups including Youth, the poor, persons with disabilities etc

    Required Document
    a. (Form 1) Application form
    b. (Form 2) Personal Statement and study plan
    c. (Form 3) Two letters of recommendation
    d. Official undergraduate studies transcripts (in English)
    e. Bachelor’s Degree/ Undergraduate Graduation Certificate (in English)
    f. A copy of the applicant’s passport
    g. Curriculum Vitae (Must clearly state current and/or previous position and affiliation)
    h. (Optional) proof of English Proficiency (eg. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC etc)

    Application Instruction
    Application Form: Your name should match the name on your passport
    Personal Statement and study plan
    • Provide evidence that you possess the required professional experience described in this call for application and indicate in writing your understanding of Martial arts, the interests and extracurricular commitment.
    • The study plan should state your goals and career aspirations. You may include questions that you hope to answer through the program and/ or timeline for how you plan to meet your objectives.
    Letter of Recommendation
    • Complete your part of this form, and supply them direct to two recommenders who know you well. Recommendation should be signed by recommenders.
    Additional Materials
    • Curriculum Vitae: Most updated is required. It should include Full name, address, Number (Including country code), Awards, Work experience, Martial Arts related experience, etc (All items organized from new to old)
    • Proof of English Proficiency: Optional but recommended.

    APPLICATION SHOULD BE POSTED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS BEFORE 22nd MARCH 2019.

    Executive Secretary
    UNESCO National Commission of the United of Tanzania,
    P.O.BOX 20384,
    Dar es Salaam.

    NOTE: HAND DELIVERY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
    Attached herewith, are forms to be filled.
    MARIE PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORM.pdf

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    UNESCO Dar es Salaam Job Opportunity - National Associate Project Officer

    Title: National Associate Project Officer

    Domain: Education and Gender Equality

    Grade: NO-B (Only nationals of Tanzania may apply for this post)

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO in Dar es Salaam

    Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

    Type of contract: Project Appointment

    Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance

    Annual salary: Approx. 100,312,000 Tanzanian Shillings (TZS

    Deadline: (midnight, East Africa standard time): 19th April 2019

    Click here to open the vacancy advertisement
    http://www.unescodar.or.tz/unescodar/
    jobs/VA_PO_KOICA_NOB_20190322.pdf

    Click here to download UNESCO CV
    http://www.unescodar.or.tz/unescodar/
    jobs/UNESCO_CV.doc