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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

 

Paris climate change agreement enters into force

The Paris agreement on climate change enters into force on Friday; marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises.

The passage of the accord – the fruit of more than two decades of often tortuous international negotiations on combating climate change – was hailed by nations and observers around the world.

What is the Paris agreement?
It’s a climate change accord agreed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015, which came into force on 4 November 2016. The agreement commits world leaders to keeping global warming below 2C, seen as the threshold for safety by scientists, and pursuing a tougher target of 1.5C. The carbon emission curbs put forward by countries under Paris are not legally binding but the framework of the accord, which includes a mechanism for periodically cranking those pledges up, is binding. The agreement also has a long-term goal for net zero emissions, which would effectively phase out fossil fuels. Read more…

 

DCFP represented at COP22

COP22

COP22

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 7th -18th November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. DCFP Tanzania will be participating in this year’s COP22. PORALG and MoFP are among the delegation representing DCFP implementing partners in Tanzania as well as the Tanzania government. Delegates from Tanzania include; Dr. Lucy Ssendi (Senior Climate Change Advisor-PORALG), Mr. Sanford Kway (DCF Project Coordinator-PORALG), Mr. Jimreeves Naftal (Climate Finance and V20 Focal Point-MoFP) and Soud Jumah (DCF Project Coordinator-ZACCA in Zanzibar).

At the COP22 DCF programme will be represented by four countries; Kenya, Mali, Senegal, and Tanzania. These countries will demonstrate and share their experiences on decentralized climate finance (DCF) approach and how this climate finance can/have reach the most vulnerable communities. PORALG being the lead implementer of this project in Tanzania will share experiences on working with communities through Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and how they aspire to be the NIE and ensure that communities fully benefit from the DCF approach. Dr. Ssendi will be among the panelists at the COP22.

In co-hosting a side-event together at the COP22, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aim to showcase how devolved climate finance can achieve large global benefits. The event will take place on Wednesday 16th November.

Get updates on COP22 on the DCFP website, facebook and twitter.

 

 

Participation of PORALG at the Nane-Nane Event 2016

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;

  1. Putting the president’s motto “HAPA KAZI TUU” into action for all citizens especially the youth.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

Decentralised Climate Finance project launched

Signing of the Partnership Agreement (left: Ced Hesse (IIED), center: Eng. Mussa Iyombe (PORALG), right: Fakri Karim (UNCDF)

Signing of the Partnership Agreement (left: Ced Hesse (IIED), center: Eng. Mussa Iyombe (PORALG), right: Fakri Karim (UNCDF)

On 25th of June, 2016 the project on decentralised Climate Finance was officially launched in Dodoma. This is a 5 year project, which will facilitate investments in improving responses to climate change across 15 test districts in mainland Tanzania and 3 districts in Zanzibar.

The President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) is the National Coordinator of the Decentralised Climate Finance Project and will work in collaboration with Vice President’s Office, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Institute of Rural Development Planning, Local Government Training Institute (Hombolo), Tanzania Meteorological Agency, Hakikazi and Tanzania Natural Resources Forum. This project is funded by UKAID with technical support by the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and United Nations Capita Development Fund (UNCDF).

More than 80 participants from various organisations including government institutions, development partners and non-governmental organisation attended the Launch. The main aim for the Launch was signing of the Project Implementation Agreement between PORALG, IIED and UNCDF to mark the official opening of the project.

The objectives of the project are to provide technical and financial support to the Government to build its capacities to mainstream climate change into local government planning and financial systems and to prepare PO-RALG to be accredited as a National Implementing Entity (NIE) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The main goals of the project include:

  • Establishing a Performance-based Climate Resilience Grant (LoCAL) system in Tanzania
  • Establishing decentralised district climate finance and planning mechanisms in 15 district councils in mainland Tanzania and 3 districts in Zanzibar to finance community prioritized investments in public goods that build climate resilience.
  • Ensuring that investments that build climate resilience are effectively and efficiently implemented and managed by the districts, and that their performance transparently assessed as part of the grant mechanism.
  • Building the capacity of PO-RALG to develop the necessary competencies to scale-up decentralised climate finance in support of community-driven adaptation across Tanzania.
  • Generate evidence and learning on the effectiveness of decentralised climate finance investments to improve community resilience, differentiated by gender, which can be used to inform policy.