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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.

 

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.

 

 

Bonn Climate Change Conference, 8th-18th May, 2017

The Bonn Climate Change Conference has started on 8th in Germany and expected to close on 18th May 2017. The conference comprises meetings of three bodies which are: The forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46); The forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46); and The third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3). The three bodies are expected to further the discussion from COP22 and importantly advance Paris Agreement ‘rule book’.

This is the first negotiation session since the twenty-second Conference of Parties (COP22) which was held in November last year (2016). The three bodies are expected to further the discussion from COP22 and importantly advance Paris Agreement ‘rule book’ as a build-up to the annual UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, which will also be held in Bonn in November this year.

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Project Cycle Launch meeting and Training workshop on Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD)


These two learning events were conducted between 24th and 28th of October 2016 at Hakikazi, Arusha. Participants of these training workshops include government officials (District Commissioners [DCs], District Executive Directors [DEDs], District Coordinators) and technical officers from the district councils including statisticians, planning officers, community development, livestock and agriculture officers from each of the 3 target districts; Longido, Monduli and Ngorongoro. The chairmen and secretaries from Division Adaptation Planning Committees (DvAPCs), DCF partners including LGTI, IRDP, PORALG, LTS international and TNRF also participated. 

The participants were taken through reviewing the purpose and aims of the project, composition of DvAPCs and DAPCs, review the roles and responsibilities of DAPCs and their relation to existing government structures. The meeting was taken through the project cycle from proposal to investment and identified the roles of the DAPCs in the project cycle. The project coordinators presented on the resilience assessments so as to be reviewed by participants and decide whether the needs have changed since the assessment was last done. The communities’ most prioritised need within these three districts is water.

The Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop (27th -28th Oct) is intended to assist the district technical officers to recap what they have been learning in the previous adaptation M&E trainings held in January 2015 and June 2016 respectively. The workshop will equip them with relevant knowledge on adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E), training and facilitation skills and TAMD training materials that will enable them to train the Divisional Adaptation Planning Committees (DvAPCs) from the 10 target divisions in the 3 districts, namely, Ketumbeine, Engarenaibor, Longido, Enduimet, Makuyuni, Manyara, Kisongo, Sale, Ngorongoro and Loliondo.

By the end of the workshops the district technical officers will be able to train the DvAPCs on basic M&E, adaptation M&E and climate change as well as facilitate them in developing theories of change (TOC) with indicators and assumptions for the adaptation activities that they have prioritised through the DCF project. The DvAPCs will also have a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities within M&E and within DvAPCs.

 

District Adaptation Planning Committee (DAPC) Meeting

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On 27th of September, 2016 Hakikazi Catalyst, IIED and Longido District Council held a District Adaptation Planning Committee (DAPC) meeting, which took place in Namanga, Longido District. More than 30 participants including the Longido DC, DED, Heads of departments and the Division Adaptation Planning Committee (DvAPC) Chairperson and Secretary for each of the four Divisions in Longido District attended the meeting. The aim of this meeting was to officially inaugurate the Longido DAPC along with discussing the committees’ composition, core functions, roles and responsibilities.

Communities in Longido will benefit from DCFP through DvAPCs as their representatives in ensuring that prioritised investments are well managed and implemented. Handouts on the committees’ core functions, roles and responsibilities as well as draft constitution were disseminated during the training.