From 16th – 18th May 2016, UN Cares Focal points training workshop was held at Coral Beach Hotel in Dar Es Salaam for the members of UN Cares inter-agency team representing about 14 UN agencies in Tanzania. About 20 UN Cares focal points participated in this three-day training workshop which focused on strengthening capacity for coordination of UN Cares implementation in the country by making sure that the UN policies on HIV and 10 Minimum Standards are understood by all personnel and their families.
The training also focused on introducing to the focal points the new UN for All modules related to human rights and respect for sexual diversity by ensuring dignity and inclusion and prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace.
It was a very engaging training, facilitated by the UN Cares Regional Coordinator, Mr. Dan Maina, who addressed the broader context on other health and concerns that happen in the workplace and explained how UN Cares program can address them. The training workshop was officiated by Dr. Warren Naamara, UNAIDS Country Director, who emphasized the importance of effective leadership, and managerial and focal point commitment for effective implementation of this workplace program. Ms. Awa Dabo, UNDP Country Director made the closing remarks by emphasizing the importance of good management of resources and human rights as fundamental to UN values and the foundation of the UN.
The focal point team mapped out priorities for programme implementation for the year 2016-2017 and was able to choose the coordinators and task teams for effective implementation of those activities.
This training was made possible by the strong support from UN Resident Coordinator and the Head of Agencies across the UN system in the country who also contribute to the UN Cares programme annually.