Registration applications for the Conference of Parties (COP24)

    Please be informed that Tanzania Natural Resource Forum is now receiving applications for registration for Conference of Parties (COP24).

    COP24 will be hosted in Katowice, Poland from 3rd to 14th December 2018. TNRF is among admitted NGOs under UNFCCC that register delegates to attend the COP sessions. Delegates will be privileged to share experience on climate change issues and develop a network of experts for further engagements and communications.

    More information about COP 24 and registration;

    Event title: 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24)

    Theme: “Changing Together”

    Registering Organization: Tanzania Natural Resource Forum

    Deadline for registration: 10th September 2018

    For more information and send application to: info@tnrf.org, copy to m.mollel@tnrf.org

     

    How can we drive investment to locally-driven adaptation?

    DAY 3

    Day 3 opened with a Gender and Climate Talanoa. A Talanoa is an inclusive, participatory conversation – and this Talanoa included climate negotiators, policy makers, private sector representatives, practitioners and women at the grassroots.

    The Talanoa was opened by Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Robinson highlighted the importance of  valuing ‘lived experience’ in climate discussions. Another panelist, Stella Gama, Deputy Director of Forestry at Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, told the gathering that local and traditional knowledge voices are central to climate action.

    The Talanoa discussions focused on how to help grassroots and indigenous women participate in local, national and international decision making on climate action. Read More…

     

    Devolved climate finance approach forges new ways of working between citizens and state

    DAY 2

    Devolved climate finance programmes incorporate local knowledge and community priorities into decisions about how climate finance is planned and budgeted. At CBA 12, practitioners will discuss the different components of these programmes, exploring the environment when they are most effective and why, and sharing experiences from several contexts.

    The pilots work by establishing mechanisms that funnel money for climate-resilient development through public financial management systems down to local governments. The approach depends on local communities collaborating with government to take the lead in planning and budgeting funds for adaptation.

    This collaborative approach presents an opportunity to transform the relationship between states and their citizens by empowering communities to make meaningful investment decisions for their own future.

    All four countries have adopted some form of decentralisation. In theory, the approach offers a framework for governance that gives more power to local governments. These bodies are much better placed to develop in-depth knowledge of available natural resources and the groups who use them, whose needs are driven by varied ecological environments and local political histories. Read More…

     

    CBA12: Local experience driving climate action

    Malawi will host this year’s CBA event from 11-14 June 2018. Experts in locally-driven climate action will share innovation, skills and knowledge on how to get climate finance behind what works.

    Malawi’s subsistance farmers have recently faced both heavy rains and drought. Adopting new seed varieties and farming practices helps reduce food shortages (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    CBA12 in Lilongwe will focus on getting local experience on climate action heard.

    Locally-driven action that addresses climate challenges is ever more crucial. The well-established CBA community of practice works on sharing innovation, getting climate finance behind what works and preparing robust narratives that take ‘lived experience’ from evidence to influence.

    CBA12 will bring together the CBA community of practice to

    • Showcase lived experiences, tools and examples in the CBA market place
    • Put forward and discuss burning issues around key themes in the open space
    • Exchange knowledge and share expertise in the skills clinics on topics such as monitoring & evaluation, accessing climate finance, developing proposals, communications, and more
    • Build pitches with climate investors for innovative finance for locally driven climate adaptation; decentralised climate finance programmes; and adaptation technology investments.

    The overarching aim is to achieve inclusive, meaningful community engagement in decision making, in ways that enable opportunities for gender-transformative outcomes. Click here to Read more 

     

    DCFP EXPERIENCE IN THE COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTATION (CBA12) CONFERENCE

    Decentralized Climate Finance Project has been privileged to attend, share and gain experience in the CBA12 conference in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Conference is taking place in Lilongwe starting from 11th to 14th June 2018. The conference has focused on getting local experience Locally-driven action that addresses climate challenges.

    The conference has brought more than 270 participants from 47 countries to come and share practice that;

    • Showcase lived experiences, tools and examples in the CBA market place
    • Put forward and discuss burning issues around key themes in the open space
    • Exchange knowledge and share expertise in the skills clinics on topics such as monitoring & evaluation, accessing climate finance, developing proposals, communications, and more
    • Build pitches with climate investors for innovative finance for locally driven climate adaptation; decentralized climate finance programmes; and adaptation technology investments.

    The CBA12 programme is being conducted in two days of workshops, followed by two days of multi-stakeholder dialogues.

    Days one and two has brought practitioners together under three work streams:

    1. Transforming ‘lived experience’ and local knowledge into evidence that drives better policies and investments
    2. Building a shared understanding of effective devolved climate finance, and
    • Innovating in applying adaptation technology.

    On day three and four, policymakers and investors will join for the multi-stakeholder dialogues to discuss and plan locally-driven climate investments and the enabling environment needed for scaling out and up; and ways to further strengthen our community of practice.

    Also, on day four the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group will convene the Regional National Adaptation Plans (NAP) Expo as part of CBA12. This follows the Regional NAP Expo programme at CBA11 please see attached and this year will explore issues including how well locally-driven climate action is working within NAPs.

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    ZIARA YA NAIBU WAZIRI OFISI YA RAIS -TAMISEMI

    ZIARA YA NAIBU WAZIRI OFISI YA RAIS -TAMISEMI

    Tarehe 8 mpaka 12 Disemba, Mradi wa Kukabiliana na athari na Changamoto za Mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na Tabianchi ulipata fursa ya kutembelewa na Naibu Waziri Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa (TAMISEMI) – Mhe. Joseph George Kakunda.

    Mradi wa Kukabiliana na Athari na Changamoto za Mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa na Tabianchi unatekelezwa katika wilaya tatu, Longido, Monduli na Ngorongoro. Mradi huu unatekelezwa na  ofisi ya Rais Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa (OR-TAMISEMI) kwa kushirikiana na Chuo cha Mipango (IRDP), Chuo cha Serikali za Mitaa (LGTI), Taasisi ya Kimataifa ya Mazingira na Maendeleo (IIED), Jumuiko la Maliasili Tanzania (TNRF) na HakiKazi Catalyst.Mradi huu umefadhiliwa na Serikali ya Uingeleza kupitia shirika lake la maendeleo (DFID)pamoja na Mfuko wa Umoja wa Mataifa wa Maendeleo (UNCDF).

    Mheshimiwa Naibu Waziri, OR-TAMISEMI, alipata fursa ya kutekutembelea miradi saba (7) kati ya miradi thelathini na nne (34) iliyofadhiliwa na mradi huu. Miradi iliyotembelewa ni ifuatayo;

    Mradi wa..

    1. Ujenzi wa tenki la maji, pamoja na kituo cha kuchotea maji na kituo cha mifugo kunywea maji kijiji cha Eorendeke kata ya Kimokowa – Longido
    2. Ukarabati wa mfumo wa maji wa Engaruka kijiji cha Irerenden, kata ya Engaruka – Monduli
    • Ukabarati wa Lambo la Olobo, Ujenzi wa eneo la mifugo kunywa maji na kituo cha kuchotea maji – Ngorongoro
    1. Ukarabati wa chanzo cha maji, kuweka uzio katika chanzo cha maji, kujenga eneo la mifugo kunywa maji na kituo cha kuchotea maji, Wasso – Ngorongoro
    2. Ukarabati wa lambo la Olbalbal – Ngorongoro
    3. Ujenzi wa maabara ya utafiti wa magonjwa ya mifugo – Ngorongoro
    • Kuzungushia uzio vituo 6 vya Hali ya hewa – Ngorongoro

    Mradi wa Kukabiliana na Athari na Changamoto za Mabadiliko ya Tabianchi haukuwa tu mradi pekee uliotembelewa. Katika ziara yake, Naibu Waziri alifanikiwa kutembelea na kukagua miradi mingine ya jamii inayohusu shule, maji na ujenzi.

    Kwa niaba ya wadau wote wa Mradi wa Kukabiliana na Athari na Changamoto za Mabadiliko ya Tabianchi tunasema ASANTE kwa Naibu Waziri Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa (TAMISEMI), Mhe. Joseph George Kakunda (Mb).

     

     

     

     

    UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

    THE TECHNICAL, DIVERGENT AND “INFORMAL” NEGOTIATION WEEK

    Monday, 13th  November 2017 | after the opening ceremony on Monday, 6th  November 2017, negotiations got underway in all the organs. The organs aimed at finalizing issues on the pre-2020 discussions and further deliberate on the operationalization of the Paris Agreement (for the post-2020 era). The first week was characterized by being more technical whereby procedures were as important as contents. Also, there were more divergence in views from the Parties on the negotiations which has led to most (if not all) being done in informal consultation modality. This issue provides a summary of key negotiations areas that FORUMCC is following:

    Climate Finance and Adaptation:

    Long-term Finance (Pre-2020 and Post 2020 period): discussions were made on the long-term finance in terms of accessibility of finance resources and sustainability and predictability of financial flows with African Group calling for decisions to ensure the three key issues. The African Group also called for guidance to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) to be in line with the eligibility criteria laid down in the Convention and Paris Agreement. Unfortunately, discussion on setting new quantified finance goal (for post-2020 period) was not made during the week.

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    DISTRICT COUNCILORS TRAINING WORKSHOP

    DISTRICT COUNCILORS TRAINING WORKSHOP

    Today 14th November 2017, the Decentralized Climate Finance project is conducting a two days District Councilors Training at Equator Hotel in Arusha.

    This training aims at building the capacity of Councilors of Longido, Monduli and Ngorongoro districts to better understand and appreciate their role in order to better participate in local and district level planning processes in their district. Through this training, Councilors will be empowered to play key policy setting and oversight roles since they are the ones who are responsible for approving the annual plans and budget for the effective delivery of services to communities in their LGAs.

    In-order for councilors to play those roles, they need to be equipped with proper understanding of their roles, responsibilities, regulations and standing orders. Thus, this forms the basis for this training of Councilors from Longido, Monduli and Ngorongoro Districts.

    Therefore, the training will focus on the following:

    • To Introduce Councillors to the Science of Climate Change including the key concepts/tools,
    • To explore the key concepts on participatory planning and use of key tools such as Participatory Mapping, Resilience Assessments and O&OD,
    • To familiarise Councillors with planning and budgeting cycle at district and sub district levels,
    • To enable Councillors to understand and appreciate the roles and responsibilities of various players in the planning and budgeting process,
    • Introduction to budgetary control techniques,
    • Understand their role in enhancing accountability at various levels of the LGAs, and
    • Use the knowledge and skills so acquired in their day to day financial management oversight

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    COUNCILLORS TRAINING NOVEMBER 2017

    Ratiba ya Mafunzo Madiwani

     

     

    GREEN CLIMATE FUND – KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP

    GREEN CLIMATE FUND – KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP

    President’s Office Regional and Local Government (PO-RALG) is conducting a GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF) Knowledge exchange workshop in Morogoro from 25th-28th October 2017. The workshop is facilitated by International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), PO-RALG and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) – an accredited institution for Global Environment Facility (GEF) and GCF.

    The workshop has brought representatives from PO-RALG, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Ministry of Health, Community development, Gender, Seniors and Children and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Other representatives are from the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP),Local Government Training Institution (LGTI), Ardhi University and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and Hakikazi Catalyst.

    The overall objective of the workshop is to prepare for the finalizing of new policies and frameworks, the GCF accreditation application and project development in 2018 by leveraging DBSA’s GCF experiences:

    • Provide the missing knowledge to PO-RALG through contextualization of the GCF accreditation application
    • Help PO-RALG understand the needs and mechanisms for institutionalizing new E&S, gender and project management functions and the links between these different functions
    • Help PO-RALG to understand improvements required for strengthening new draft policies and frameworks
    • Help PO-RALG to understand the application of E&S, gender and project management functions within the GCF framework and through practical case study examples
    • Establish collaborations (matchmaking) between the relevant technical experts of DBSA and PO-RALG to leverage knowledge sharing beyond the workshop
     

    INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (IRDP) MAINSTREAMS CLIMATE CHANGE INTO ITS CURRICULA

    INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (IRDP) MAINSTREAMS CLIMATE CHANGE INTO ITS CURRICULA

     A section of the participants listening to the proceedings during the workshop on reviewed curriculum at IRDP on Friday 13th  October, 2017.

    Climate change has become a worldwide phenomenon and its adverse effects felt in almost every country. For that reason Decentralized Climate Finance Project Tanzania has called its local participating organizations namely Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) and Local Government Training Institute (LGTI) to strategize on how to build awareness among Tanzanian communities. As part of the strategy, LGTI and IRDP, have decided to mainstream climate change issues in their academic curricula so that graduates from these institutions become climate change sensitive and thus  become ambassadors of climate change issues among the local communities in Tanzania. The move aims to enhance awareness of citizen on climate change.

    IRDP conducted stakeholder’s workshop on 13th October, 2017, for validating  the developed and reviewed curricula which have mainstreamed  climate change issues.  Following the curriculum review exercise, all IRDP programmes from i.e. Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree are climate change sensitive.. Notably, all graduate from IRDP are expected to acquire knowledge, skills and attitude on climate change and thus be able to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate climate smart interventions.

    The workshop was attended by participants from different Government Ministries, Department and Agencies such as Ministry of Finance and Planning, Vice Presidents Office, Presidents Office Regional Administration and Local Government, National Environment Management Council, Regional Secretariats from Arusha and Dodoma regions, Local Government Authorities (LGAs) staff from Bukoba, Ngorongoro, Longido, Monduli, Dodoma, Chamwino to mention few) as well as Non Governmental Organisations, and higher learning institutions including University of Dodoma, College of Business Education, Local Government Training Institute Hombolo. Other participants included Research Institutions and , Decentralized Climate Finance Project (DCFP) partners namely International Institute for Environmental Development (IIED), Haki Kazi Catalyst Arusha.

    Similarly, a sister organization to IRDP, LGTI has also reviewed its curriculum to mainstream climate change.. Currently, all programs offered at LGTI will have a mandatory module on Climate Change.

    It is now the duty of all Tanzanians to support DCFP’s initiatives in making Climate Change an adaptable reality in Tanzania. Likewise, IRDP and LGTI have to strive to inculcate the knowledge, skills, attitude and a life time culture into their students so that they graduate as competent champions of climate change adaptation and resilience initiatives. The aim is to make Climate Change initiatives a pride of this generation and many others to come.