|Overview : |
The Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) is an area based Joint Programme that cuts across multiple sectors to improve development and human security in the Kigoma region of Tanzania. The programme involves 16 different UN Agencies and is being implemented in cooperation with the regional and district authorities based on the development needs of Kigoma Region and the capacities of the UN in Tanzania.
The Kigoma Joint Programme applies a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to address a wide range of issues facing both the refugees and migrants in the region as well as the surrounding host communities.
By focusing on both the host population, refugees and migrants, the programme supports and forms part of the New Way of Working (NWOW) by striving to achieve collective outcomes that increase resilience and reduce needs, risks and vulnerabilities over multiple years, based on the comparative advantage of a diverse range of actors (i.e. UN, NGOs, private sector and government). Meanwhile, the humanitarian-development nexus is supported by linking the UN’s existing response to refugees and migrants with an increased focus on developing the host communities.
Expanding and increasing the support to host communities contributes to the enhancement of the co-existence between the refugee/migrant population and the host population. Through supporting stability and prosperity in the Kigoma region the programme contributes to the stability of the Great Lakes region.
The 16 participating UN agencies are cooperating across 7 themes which are Sustainable energy and environment; Youth and women’s economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and children; Education with a focus on adolescent girls and young women; WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene); Agriculture with a focus on developing local markets; and Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.