ABOUT THE CENTRE
Climate and Livelihood Research Centre (CLRC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre attached and hosted by CAN Tanzania that catalyze the role of research in addressing earth’s climate challenges and enhancing community livelihoods.
CLRC focuses on expanding and publicizing knowledge about climate change and/or variability, climate change impacts and processes, human vulnerability and poverty, human impact on the climate and climate impacts on ecosystems and natural resources, human conditions and livelihood capital as well as how public can adapt and/or mitigate climate change to minimize negative impacts.
To be a leading civil society centre in climate and livelihood capital research focusing on the East Africa region.
To advance and strengthen scientific understanding of climate change and variability, livelihood capitals, poverty and their associated impacts in Tanzania and East Africa Community, so that the knowledge and expertise can benefit decision makers and the community.
The centre capitalizes on three approaches that are interlinked to each other;
- Undertaking fieldwork researches, projects and train grassroots communities to support their efforts and engagement in climate resilience building and development agenda.
- Partnership and networking. We know that climate change impacts, poverty and livelihood issues are complex that need most powerful tools to address them.
- Collaborating and networking with the like minded stakeholders are given high priority in achieving our overarching goal. Our commitment include engaging in and supporting deep partnerships and networks with funders, think tanks, nonprofits and academic institutions who work in the same field across the world.
- Identify and understand through undertaking multi-disciplinary researches, which allows us to accordingly advise both policy and decision makers as well as community on how the challenge in question could be addressed using innovative and cross-sector approaches.