Children for Climate Action

Voices from Tanzania


In light of the disproportionate impact of climate change on people and the planet, children are more vulnerable to climate and environmental shocks than adults for a number of reasons, including physical and physiological vulnerability. A comprehensive response is required, encompassing climate education, improved water and sanitation infrastructure, sustainable resource management, and community support for climate adaptation – all crucial requests from Tanzania's children. These measures are essential to mitigate the effects of climate change and secure a bright future for children as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. They call on us to listen and act when children speak.

Over 12,000 young people participated in a U-Report survey, gathering their views and experiences with climate change. UNICEF Tanzania, in collaboration with the Vice President's Office (VPO) and the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups (MOCDGWSG), organized children climate action consultations in three regions: Kigoma, Mbeya, Zanzibar, and a concluding workshop in Dar es Salaam, where children and young people shared their views on the impact of climate change. Based on this, and together with the insights from the U-Report survey, they compiled climate action steps and solutions for key decision-makers in the form of this Children for Climate Action summary report.

The strong voices of children in Tanzania serve as a powerful reminder of our shared responsibility to uphold the rights of our children, safeguard their future, and ensure their well-being in Tanzania. Through their insightful Asks, Actions, and Advocacy, the climate champions articulate a compelling vision for a better Tanzania.

Children for Climate Action Report
UNICEF Tanzania
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