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.

Our Vision

To be a leading civil society centre in climate and livelihood capital research focusing on the East Africa region.

Our Mission

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.

Our approach

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.

Our Recent Post

This review is associated with the review of local governments’ (Three Districts and Villages) periodic plans and strategies and looking their alignment with the national documents for renewable energy, climate resilience and poverty reduction.

On 8th to 21st August CAN Tanzania will be doing the practical dissemination of the reviewed policy and strategy reviews to the three districts (Chalinze, Pangani and Lushoto) and villages (Kihangaiko, Pangani Mashariki and Mwangoi) respectively attracting stakeholders from district council members to District department officials. This will be associated with technical backstopping of theRead More…

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