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UNDP is supporting The Tanzania`s network of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT) in the shared mission of advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Tanzania`s network of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT) is dedicated to assisting Tanzanian organizations with the advancement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
Since its inception in 2017, the GCNT has allowed creation of a platform for multi stakeholders from the private sector, the public, UN agencies and civil society organizations (CSOs) with a focus of promoting sustainability, good governance and fighting corruption in Tanzania. The GCNT has worked on several interventions to further the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. It has mainly partaken in public sensitization and mobilization, training and capacity building as well as advocating for social accountability in line with its four pillars namely, Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-corruption alongside the SDGs.
As part of these continued efforts to raise awareness and interest toward the SDGs and furthering the 10 Principles, GCNT are launching the USAWA index. The USAWA Index will be a tool to measure the progress of gender equality in a selected scope of the private sector in Tanzania.
Without the equal inclusion of half of the world’s talent, we will not be able to deliver on the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for all of society, grow our economies for greater shared prosperity or achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. At the present rate of change, it will take nearly a century to achieve parity, a timeline we simply cannot accept in today’s globalized world, especially among younger generations who hold increasingly progressive views of gender equality. Fortunately, the pathways to accelerating gender parity have also become more evident. While there has been much debate about closing gender gaps and improving the environment for current and future generations, this has yet to be borne out in the data.
USAWA Index will be introduced to close this data gap. It is within this framework UNDP is seeking to hire a consultant to facilitate the creation of the USAWA Index