Community Resilience

Participatory and inclusive planning and implementation: A capacity enhancement approach for community resilience and sustainable development in western Kilimanjaro-Lake Natron ecosystem

Aim

The project aims to build resilience against impacts of climate change and variability to vulnerable groups of smallholder farmers and pastoralists in villages located within Lake Natron ecosystem in Longido district, Arusha region.

The project deals with the consequences of climate change on vulnerable groups of women, men, and youth who are smallholder farmers and pastoralists in two Maasai villages (Olmolog and Ildonyo). These vulnerable groups largely depend on natural resources provided by the ecosystem around them with unsustainable livelihoods from extensive pastoralism and almost no farming.

Objective

To enhance capacities and socio-economic/livelihood activities of the local (indigenous) community and local authorities on sustainable natural resource use while building community resilience and grassroots level development agendas.

Approach

The approach of the project is to use community participatory and inclusive planning and implementation of adaptive activities with Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) and Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture and Pastoralism (PICSAP).

Regions

Longido District in Arusha Region, Tanzania

Period

October 2018 to December 2019

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Water source rehabilitation in Olmolog

Earlier this month our participatory, inclusive planning and implementation project continued in the village Olmolog as it heads to its final stages. This project aimes at building community resilience for Maasai communities in Longido District. The project “Participatory and inclusive planning and implementation: A capacity enhancement approach for community resilience and sustainable development in western Kilimanjaro-Lake Natron ecosystem” is intended to enhance capacities of the smallholder farmers and pastoralists so that they become resilient to impacts of climate change and variability.  In this UNDP funded project we cooperate with the villagers on rehabilitating their only water spring, which is serving more than 4500

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Ecosystem Management and Conservation

This month, our UNDP sponsored project implementation activities continued in Olmolog and Ildonyo villages in Longido district, Arusha. Training and practical activities with community members and village groups on ecosystem management and conservation issues in cooperation with district Officials were the main field activities conducted from 14th to 22nd July. Also included in these activities was the sponsoring smallholder women groups with materials required to implement their planned alternative and climate adaptive income-generating activities, which will also enhance economic empowerment.

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