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Enabling resilience: bridging the planning gap in Tanzania

Sam Greene

IIED Briefing, 4 pages

A drought in 2009 demonstrated the vulnerability of Tanzania’s northern districts to climate change. In the past, community livelihood strategies have allowed people to remain productive in the context of climatic variability. But short- and longer-term resilience is being undermined by the government’s inability to support and strengthen people’s adaptive strategies to a changing climate. Communities and governments need to develop a long-sighted, coordinated approach to climate-resilient development. This briefing examines how district governments in Tanzania are improving participatory
processes and making effective use of climate information to create an enabling environment to support community-led adaptation strategies.

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County and local governments in the drylands of Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania are establishing local-level climate adaptation funds with technical support from IIED and government and non-government organisations. These funds improve their readiness to access and disburse national and global climate finance, supporting community-prioritised investments to build climate resilience.

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Local climate finance mechanism helping to fund community-prioritised adaptation