PREPARATION OF THE DAR ES SALAAM CITY ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK

This assignment was sponsored by the Vice President’s Office, Division of Environment. This work contributes to the development of the National Environment Outlook, which is in line with the Environmental Management Act (EMA) Cap 191, and the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP) that requires preparation of periodic reports on the state of the environment. The general objective of Dar es Salaam City Environment Outlook was to collect and provide data that will identify key environmental issues for informed decision making in the Dar es Salaam City.

TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SUPPORT CONSULTANCY FOR DOCUMENTING AND COMMUNICATING BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR A CLIMATE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT IN THE RUFIJI, MAFIA AND KILWA (RUMAKI )SEASCAPE, TANZANIA (2014)

The consultancy involves documentation and communication of background information for climate vulnerability assessment in the RUMAKI Seascape Tanzania”. The review covered the following key areas; i) trends in status of ecosystems, natural resources and natural resource-based livelihoods ii) major development issues affecting ecosystems natural resources and livelihoods iii) climate trends and projections for the area iv) vulnerability and resilience of coastal ecosystems and livelihoods to climate change v) extent to which climate change adaptation is addressed in relevant (natural resources) management policies and strategies

Country: Tanzania (Location: Rufiji , Mafia, Kilwa Sea scape).

ECONOMIC POTENTIALS, PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF NEGLECTED AND UNDERUTILIZED EAST AND WEST AFRICAN PLANT SPECIES (2014-2016):

This is a two years on-going research project undertaken in the East and West regions of Africa (Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria). It is a practical response to realization that several plants growing commonly in East and West Africa recognized as traditional foods and medicine are underutilized and poorly studied continued to instigate the search for natural, potent and affordable plant-derived therapies.

IN-DEPTH ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITIES WITHIN AGRICULTURE, FOREST AND LIVESTOCK SECTORS

This is a consultancy project conducted by IRA during July and December 2013 on behalf of the Vice President’s Office (VPO). The project aim was to strengthen Tanzania’s national capacity for climate change adaptation. The objective is to ensure that environment and climate change are mainstreamed into the sectoral plans, programmes and projects.

PREPARATIONS OF THE GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABLE WETLANDS MANAGEMENT (2014)

This is an ongoing consultancy assignment starting from January 2014. The aim of the guidelines is to provide for sustainable management wetlands that contribute to: i) improve livelihoods in line with the ability to maintain ecosystem functions; ii) Facilitate and provide a framework for sustainable management of wetlands; and iii) Maintain essential ecological and hydrological functions which ultimately provide its products, functions and attributes.

ANTICIPATORY LEARNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (ALCCAR)

ALCCAR is a three-year interdisciplinary research, outreach, and educational project that looks at adaptive capacity using the concept of anticipatory learning, defined as learning about the future before impacts are apparent. Working with rural communities in Ghana and Tanzania, we are interested in how communities respond to the impacts of climatic changes and how iterative social learning and decision-support tools may enhance people’s capacity to make flexible decisions in the face of uncertainty

IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE - AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN TANZANIA (CLIVET) (2009-2014)

The overall objective of the CLIVET project is to contribute to the capabilities of Tanzania to encounter the impacts of climate change and develop best strategies to adapt to these changes, particularly as they relate to water resources and the use of water within the agricultural sector.

ECONOMIC VALUATION ASSESSMENT OF LAND RESOURCES, ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES AND RESOURCE DEGRADATION IN TANZANIA: A CASE OF TABORA REGION

The overall purpose of this project is to assess the value of sustainable land management and the costs of land degradation in Tanzania. The emphasis is on generating evidence to support sustainable land management policies and investments, based on demonstrating their existing and potential contribution to national development and poverty reduction. The assumption is that sustainable land management is an underpinning requirement for sustainable development and poverty reduction and, conversely, that existing trends in land degradation are jeopardizing the prospects of Tanzania for achieving its national development priorities and the MDGs.

EXPLORING URBAN –RURAL INTERDEPENDENCE AND THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN TANZANIA AND MALAWI (2009-2011)

This is an IDRC/DFID funded project exploring the linkages between rural localities and centralized urban centres in Tanzania and Malawi building on existing CCAA funded project. The overall aim of this project is to strengthen the capacity of individuals, organisations and systems within the agriculture and food innovation systems connecting rural and urban communities in Tanzania and Malawi to adapt to the challenges and opportunities arising from CC&CV

COUNTRY: TANZANIA AND MALAWI

TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SUPPORT CONSULTANCY FOR THE PREPARATION OF CLIMATE WITNESS VIDEO FOR TANZANIA (2009)

WWF-DFID Climate Witness Project Purpose was to raise awareness about existing impacts of climate change in Tanzania through a series of compelling testimonials in the run-up to UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen through linking the science, the theory and debate to the ground realities of the impacts on the lives of the rural poor.

Country: Tanzania (8Location: Same, Longido, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Simiyu Lake Victoria Basin, Njombe and Mufindi)

TECHNICAL BACKSTOPPING TO SUPPORT THE ASSESSMENT OF INVESTMENT & FINANCIAL FLOWS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (2008-2009)

The UNDP Environment and Energy Group (EEG) funded project for assisting developing countries to assess and develop policy options for addressing climate change investments and financial flows across different sectors and economic activities. The intention was to help these countries have necessary inputs for Convention negotiating positions.

COUNTRY: NAMIBIA, NIGER, GAMBIA AND ALGERIA

UNDERSTANDING THE FINDINGS OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) FOURTH ASSESSMENT REPORT “CLIMATE CHANGE 2007” – INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (2009-2012)

The project covered three countries, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. The objectives of the project were to: (i) inject the best available scientific knowledge from the IPCC Climate Change 2007 report and other sources into policy processes and decision-making in the targeted countries. (ii) Engage the science and policy communities of the targeted regions and countries to develop a shared vision of research and assessment needed to serve climate change decision-making needs; and (iii) Increase the visibility of EC support for the IPCC.

Country: Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH THROUGH DISSEMINATION AND NETWORKING ACTIVITIES (INT-ER-LINK) (2007-2009)

A project for International Cooperation for Environmental Research through Dissemination and Networking Activities (INT-ER-LINK or ‘Interlink’) is a specific support action coordinated by ADEME (FR). Its overall objective was to promote and facilitate International cooperation (or ‘Inco’) in the Environment theme of FP7. It focused on two regions i.e. sub-Saharan Africa and the new independent states (NIS).

BUILDING LONG-TERM CAPACITY FOR MANAGING AND ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA (SIDA FUNDED PROJECT).

Building Long-Term Capacity for Managing and Adapting to Climate Change in Africa and Asia is a program that aims to enhance capacity in selected less developed countries across Africa, South and Southeast Asia to better understand and manage risks associated with global change, particularly climate change and variability. The program aimed at enhancing the capacity of national level interdisciplinary resource groups that will include representatives from universities, scientific research institutes, government, industry, NGOs, and others.

(Country:Tanzania,Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Burkina-faso,Mali,Mozambique,and Ethiopia)