DCFP through PORALG participates in the Nane-Nane exhibitions. This year’s nane-nane event took place in Lindi, Tanzania. The theme for Nane-Nane event 2016 was “Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is the pillar of development, youth participate effectively “Hapa Kazi Tuu”.
More than 80% of Tanzanians depend on agriculture, farming and fishing as main economic. These sectors have provided employment opportunities to both the young and old but until now the youth are not fully involved. Recognising the need to address this issue, the theme for Nane-Nane this year aims at motivating the youth to actively participate in these economic activities for development.
Climate Change affects agriculture in a number of ways, including through changes in temperature, rainfall, changes in pests and diseases. Climate is already affecting agriculture. With effects all around the country, people need to know about the effects of climate change and how to adapt. The youth therefore need to be involved in such economic issues of the country.
PORALG in collaboration with other stakeholders participated in this event and shared information on various issues with the public. The role of PORALG in this event with regards to motivating the youth to actively participate in the Agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors include;
- Putting the president’s motto “HAPA KAZI TUU” into action for all citizens especially the youth.
- Identify existing opportunities in agriculture, livestock and fisheries and sensitise the general public and especially youth to invest and to fully use the opportunities in development process.
- To encourage citizens and other development partners to invest in small industries to add value to agricultural products, livestock and fisheries in order to increase productivity within investments.
PORALG distributed various publications to the public including flyers for the Decentralised Climate Finance Project (DCFP).
DCFP is a 5-year project aiming at facilitating investments in improving responses to climate change across 15 test districts in Tanzania and 3 districts in Zanzibar. The project is funded by UKAID, with technical support from the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
The Decentralised Climate Finance project will build resilience to climate change at local level through facilitating flows of finance to local government authorities, the spending of which can be prioritised by communities. This project is currently being implemented as a pilot project in three Districts: Monduli, Longido and Ngorongoro.