HANDS ON TRAINING TO DCFP ZANZIBAR COMMUNICATION TEAM

    HANDS ON TRAINING TO DCFP  ZANZIBAR COMMUNICATION TEAM

    Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) communication team will be conducting a short training on social media and evidence taking; still photo, short audio and video clips to Zanzibar Climate Change Alliance (ZACCA), Local Government Training Institute (LGTI) and journalists from Unguja and Pemba. The training commences on 09th October and expects to end on 15th October 2017.

    The training is organised in two folds, hands on learning on popular social media platforms and techniques of creating interesting stories for readers and followers; and field visit to community projects in both Unguja and Pemba.

    On day one and two TNRF team will be with ZACCA and LGTI discussing various techniques on developing short stories to be posted on the DCFP/ZACCA website, Facebook and twitter. Thereafter from day 3-6 journalists will join the team together with photographer and film professional from TNRF-Maajabu films unit and veteran writer from Journalist environmental association of Tanzania.

    It is expected that the training will provide more understanding about the DCF project and participants will write and share climate change stories that will increase awareness and promote resilience practices in Zanzibar.

     

     

    MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING (MEL) STRATEGY WORKSHOP

    MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING (MEL) STRATEGY WORKSHOP

    Hakikazi Catalyst (HKC) a project partners of the Decentralised Climate Finance Project (DCFP) is conducting a workshop aimed at Finalizing and Validating of District Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Strategy. In the workshop the following will be covered:

    • Importance of MEL for the Project and Districts
    • Overview of the District MEL Strategies
    • Review of the District MEL Strategies
    • Validation of the District MEL Strategies
    • Overview of the TAMD Track 1;Gender Scorecard and
    • Administering the TAMD Track 1;Gender Scorecard

    The workshop will be held in Arusha from 28th – 29th September, 2017 at the Hakikazi Catalyst offices. It brings together District technical staff from the three Districts of Longido, Monduli, and Ngorongoro. The workshop will also involve representatives from project partners: President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), Regional Secretariat (RS), Institute of Rural Development and Planning (IRDP), Local Government Training Institute (LGTI), and Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF).

    The outputs from this workshop will be;

    • Workshop Report
    • Finalized and Validated District MEL Strategies and
    • Administered TAMD Track 1 Gender Scorecard.
     

    POLICY DEVELOPMENT – GCF ACCREDITATION PROCESS

    POLICY DEVELOPMENT – GCF ACCREDITATION PROCESS

    The PO-RALG team is in Arusha at the HakiKazi Catalyst office from 16th – 25th September discussing, establishing, developing and revising policies that will help in their efforts to be approved as a National Implementing Entity (NIE). For PO-RALG to be approved, Green Climate Fund (GCF) has to be satisfied with the policies established to guide and protect funds they will disseminate.

    The work that the PO-RALG team is doing for the ten days is to help them prepare for GCF accreditation process.

     

    PLANNING MEETING WORKSHOP

    PLANNING MEETING WORKSHOP

    From 12th – 15th of September, Implementing partners of the Decentralised Climate Finance Project (DCFP) held a Planning Meeting Workshop in Arusha at the Hakikazi Catalyst (HKC) Offices.

    The purpose of the meeting was to help partners identify priority activities; review work plan and budget for Phase One which was done on 12th and 13th. On the 14th, partners were grouped to help with planning of Phase Two expected to do the following:

    • Identify lessons learned from Phase One
    • Give ways to roll out the DCF Mechanism to new districts
    • Discuss the process to accreditation of National Implementing Entity (NIE)
    • Identify risks and opportunities for Phase Two
    • Suggest Mitigation Actions that ought to be done to ensure: Consortium Designed Workshop, Involvement of UNCDF, Design Proposal, and Roles for each partner.

    As on the 15th of September, all groups did a presentation of their work, and it was successful.

     

     

    MAONESHO YA NANE NANE – KANDA YA KATI DODOMA. KESHO KUFIKIA SIKU YA KILELE CHA MAONESHO

    Kesho, tarehe nane (08) mwezi wa nane (08) wananchi wote wa Tanzania watakuwa wanasheherekea kilele cha maadhimisho ya sikukuu ya wakulima – NaneNane. Kauli mbiu ya mwaka huu wa 2017 ni ‘ZALISHA KWA TIJA MAZAO NA BIASHARA ZA KILIMO, MIFUGO NA UVUVI ILI KUFIKIA UCHUMI WA KATI’. Wananchi mnakaribishwa kutembelea banda la Ofisi ya Raisi Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa (TAMISEMI), uwanja wa maonesho ya kilimo – NaneNane, Kanda ya kati Dodoma.

    Mradi wa kukabiliana na mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabia nchi, kwa kushirikiana na Ofisi ya Raisi – TAMISEMI, na Chuo cha Serikali za Mitaa (LGTI) wamejumuika na wadau wengine katika kutoa elimu juu ya mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabia nchi, kadhalika na jinsi gani mabadiliko hayo yanachangia  uchumi wa sekta ya kilimo, mifugo na uvuvi. Maonesho haya yanafanyika kitaifa mkoa wa Lindi na kwa Kanda ya kati kitaifa yanafanyika Dodoma.

    Mkuu wa Mkoa, Mh. Dr. Rehema J. Nchimbi alifungua rasmi maonesho ya kanda ya kati Dodoma  siku ya tarehe tatu (3). Katika hotuba yake alisisitiza kuwa; wadau wote walio hudhuria ama walio na banda hapa uwanja wa nanenane wanatakiwa kutoa elimu itakayowawezesha wananchi kuelewa mikakati endelevu ya kukuza uchumi. Aliendelea kusisitiza kuwa, “kwa taasisi na mashirika na wajasiriamali mliopo leo, na mliokuwepo miaka ya nyuma, mtoe elimu itakayo onyesha hatua mliyopiga toka mwaka jana na miaka ya nyuma, na mikakati mliyotumia katika kukuza uchumi. Nina amini kuna mafanikio mazuri na ndio maana mmeweza kuja tena kwenye maonyesho ya mwaka huu wa 2017”. Alimalizia kwa kusema, “elimu ianzie kwa mama lishe mpaka kwenye halmashauri na taasisi za kiserikali na zisizo za kiserikali. Wananchi, mkitembelea mabanda dadisi njia mbadala ambazo wenzetu wanazitumia katika kupiga hatua kwenye kukuza uchumi”.

    Kadhalika maonesho haya ya kanda ya kati Dodoma yametembelewa na viongozi mbali mbali ikiwa ni pamoja na Mkuu wa Wilaya, Bi. Christina S. Mndeme, Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Mpwapwa, Bw. Jabir M. Shekimweri, Meya wa Manispaa ya Dodoma – Prof. Davis Mwamfupe na Spika Mstaafu Mh. Anna S. Makinda.

    Kwenye upande wa mradi wa mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabia nchi, kumekuwa na maelezo mengi na jumbe mbali mbali zilizotolewa na wadau wa mradi. Hii ikiwa ni pamoja na kusisitiza kuwa; “Taarifa ni muhimu sana kwa kila mwananchi, wananchi wanatakiwa kuwa na shauku ya kutaka kujua jinsi gani wanaweza kukabiliana na mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabia nchi huku wakihakikisha wanakuwa na njia mbadala ya kukuza uchumi kuanzia ngazi ya familia, hii ikiwa ni pamoja na kuwa na uhakika wa chakula na malazi. Mradi huu upo hapa uwanja wa nanenane Dodoma kwa lengo kubwa la kuhakikisha kila mwananchi anapata taarifa juu ya mradi na kujifunza jinsi gani wananchi wa Monduli, Longido na Ngorongoro wameweza kubuni miradi ya kukabiliana na athari za mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabia nchi” alisema Bi. Sophia Masuka – Mratibu wa Mawasiliano, Jumuiko la maliasili Tanzania.

    Mradi wa kukabiliana na mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabianchi ni wa miaka mitano (5) unaolenga kuwekeza kwenye miradi ya kukabiliana na mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na tabianchi katika wilaya kumi na tano (15) Tanzania bara; Bahi, Iramba, Kilwa, Kiteto, Kondoa, Longido, Manyoni, Mbulu, Mpwapwa, Monduli, Ngorongoro, Pangani, Same, Siha na Simanjiro.

    Mradi huu utatekelezwa katika awamu mbili. Awamu ya kwanza (2016-2018) itakuwa chini ya uratibu wa Taasisi ya Kimataifa ya Mazingira  na Maendeleo (IIED), na itahusisha wilaya tatu za majaribio (Monduli, Longido na Ngorongoro), na awamu ya pili  (2018 – 2021) utakuwa chini ya Ofisi ya Rais – Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa ( TAMISEMI ) na itahusisha wilaya kumi na mbili (12) zilizobaki.

    Mradi unafadhiliwa na Shirika la Misaada la Uingereza (UKAID), kwa msaada wa kiufundi kutoka IIED na Umoja wa Mataifa “Capital Development Fund” ( UNCDF LoCAL).

     

    CONSENSUS BUILDING WORKSHOP

    CONSENSUS BUILDING WORKSHOP

     

    Decentralized Climate Finance (DCF) project conducted a two days consensus building workshop in Singida from 3rd to 5th July 2017. The workshop was attended by accreditation Taskforce team from President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and other representatives from Ministry of Finance & Public Service (MoFP), National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Local Government Training Institute (LGTI), Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP), The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Planning Commission and President’s office State House.

    The objectives of the Consensus Building Workshop were in three-fold:

    • To come to consensus and validate the policy and procedural gaps, and associated recommendations of PO-RALG capacity to meet the GCFs accreditation standards
    • To agree on a re-structured Roadmap, with clear deadlines at each stage, that enables PO-RALG to submit their application for accreditation to the GCF given the financial and time resources available; and
    • To develop contingency plans for furthering technical support to PO-RALGs GCF accreditation and project development work beyond AIM4Resilience.

    The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) are providing technical assistance to the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) to gain direct access to climate finance, particularly the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Under the direct access modality of the GCF, climate finance is channelled directly to a recipient in country known as a National Implementing Entity (NIE), rather than through intermediaries residing at the international level.

    In order to become an NIE, PO-RALG will undergo the process of accreditation, whereby they provide evidence of satisfactory capacity in the GCFs fiduciary, environmental, social and gender based standards. Surpassing these standards will simultaneously help develop the safeguards within the DCF mechanism in Tanzania. Moreover, gaining accreditation as an NIE and implementing the DCF mechanism will provide an ideal system to take advantage of new GCF opportunities for devolved decision making on climate finance through its Enhanced Direct Access (EDA) modality.

    Therefore this workshop validated draft institutional assessment report and PO-RALG led roadmap to achieve application of the GCF accreditation application.

     

    DECENTRALISED CLIMATE FINANCE PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

    DECENTRALISED CLIMATE FINANCE PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

    On the 20ththe Decentralised Climate Finance Project (DCFP) conducted its first steering committee meeting in Dodoma at PORALG conference room. The DCF project steering committee is established to provide oversight on project planning, decision making, and programme strategy, ensuring the programme is harmonised in line with policy and meeting goals through vetting of monitoring reports.

    The aim of this meeting was;

    • To orient members to DCF project
    • To provide feedback on the position of the National Designated Authority (NDA) in supporting PORALG to become a National Implementing Entity (NIE)
    • To seek approval and endorsement of the DCFP operation documents including Work plan for June, 2017 – January 2018

    The meeting was attended by representatives from Deputy Permanent Secretaries from the Vice President’s Office, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Agriculture Livestock and Fishery, Natural Resource and Tourism. Others who attended the meeting are representatives from IIED UK and Tanzania, UNDCF Local, HakiKazi Catalyst (HKC), Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), LTS international, Institute of Rural Development and Planning (IRDP) and Local Government Training Institute (LGTI). The meeting was chaired by Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning Ms. Amina Khamis Shaaban

    Click here to read more: Brief notes from PORALG / About DCFP /DCFP achievement and lessons.YR1 / Summary of key operation documents

     

    THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY-BASED ADAPTATION (CBA11)

    THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY-BASED ADAPTATION (CBA11)

    KAMPALA, UGANDA

    The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) to climate change took place in Kampala, Uganda from 26-29 June 2017.The conference was focused on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation.

    The CBA focuses on empowering communities to use their own knowledge and decision making process to take action on climate change.

    This year conference was organised in two fold; Field visit in various parts of Uganda and formal conference which featured plenary and parallel interactive sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, group discussions, high-level speaker panels, video competitions, poster presentations and more.

    The conference was designed for practitioners, policymakers, planners and donors working on community-based adaptation at all levels and scales. Among the participants that attended the conference includes DCFP implementing partners Mr. Joseph Olila from Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) and Eng. Emmanuel Nyanda from President’s office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG).

    Read more about CAB 11

     

    Climate change mitigation project to benefit 15 districts

    By Aisia Rweyemamu, The Guardian | 30th May, 2017

    “At least fifteen districts in the country are expected to benefit from the Decentralized Climate Finance Project (DCFP), a five-year project aimed at facilitating investments in improving responses to climate change. This was revealed recently in Dodoma at two­ day training for journalists on DCFP reporting where the journalists were familiarized with the concept of climate change and decentralized climate funds mechanism. Organized by the President’s Office Regional and Local Government (PORALG) and the Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF), the training brought together eighteen journalists, bloggers, and communication officers from the Government Communication Unit (GCU), Information Technology (IT) officers from PORALG in Monduli district and the Institute of Rural Development Planning.” Read more…

     

     

    Tanzania: shot in the arm for journalists to cover climate change

    By Hellen Nachilongo, The Citizen| 26th April, 2017

    “The Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) in partnership with ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) under the President’s Office has pledged to support journalists with intention of majoring in reporting climate change. Decentralised Climate Finance Projects (DCFP) project coordinator in the PORALG office Mr Sanford Kway, has said on Wednesday after a training for journalists that the government, in collaboration with other partners, will continue supporting journalists interested to reporting climate change. ‘Currently TNRF is in discussion with the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) to see how to support and give awards to journalists who would be reporting serious climate change stories,’ he said.” Read more…