COMMUNITY VISIONING AND VALUATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE PLANNING IN KILWA AND KILOMBERO DISTRICTS

The Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is currently implementing Community Land Protection project which is a sister project of the National Engagement Strategy (NES) under the support from International Land Coalition (ILC). The project aims at developing capacity of community members to be able to make their own plans through community by-laws on resource management. The initial activities include Community visioning and valuation processes of natural resources. The project pilot sites are Mavuji village in Kilwa District and Chiwachiwa Village in Kilombero district. The visioning and valuation processes took place from 17th - 27th of June 2018 in both areas.

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Government officials are joining #CBA12 participants to share information and exchange experiences of how countries are #adapting to climate change.

DAY 4

On Day 4, CBA12 participants joined government representatives at the Regional National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo.The NAP Expo is an outreach event organised by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCCC. 

As the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) Saleemul Huq explained: it is where  grassroots CBA actions meet national processes: 

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. 

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. 

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