CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY, PASTORALISM AND RANGELANDS MANAGEMENT CONSULTATIVE MEETING
- 11.14.2018 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Ann Mwende
STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF PASTORALISTS ORGANIZATIONS TO ENGAGE IN CLIMATE CHANGE PROCESSES AT NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LEVELS.
In the recent decades, pastoralists livelihoods’ have been affected negatively by impacts of climate change. Despite this effects, there are many opportunities that can be identified and utilized by pastrolist organisations at local, national and international level especially in policy formulation. These opportunities and challenges form great avenues for engagement between key stakeholders in adapting and mitigating climate change.
Existing gaps in governace processes such as non-inclusivity of pastoralist voice and input in climate change policies and decision making platforms at national and local levels pose great deal of challenge to efforts geared towards enhancing resilient of pastoralist livelihoods.
Within the project, PACJA and FORUMCC organised a session and exhange visit on 5 and 6th April 2018 respectively. The aim of organizing the session and learning visit was to address such gaps by strengthening the capacity of pastoralists’ organizations to engage in climate change processes at national and regional levels in three East African countries – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The session focused specifically on sensitization for the pastoralist civil society organizations on United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties’ (UNFCCC COP) processes. While, the learning visit was done at Kongwa ranch and focused on enhancing understanding on resilience of pastoral ecosystems.
It is against this background and continuation of intervention within the project that PACJA and FORUMCC are organising another session in November 2018. Further details on the session is explained below:
Overview and Objectives
The session on Climate Change Policy, Pastoralism and Rangelands Management will be conducted on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 in Arusha-Tanzania. The session will bring together twenty six (26) stakeholders from the government, pastoralists organisations and representatives from FORUMCC and PACJA.
The session aims at:
- To identify of the state of play of climate change and pastoralism in Tanzania;
- To enhance understanding on rangelands management in Tanzania;
- To facilitate shared learning on enhancing pastoral ecosystem resilience among pastoralists civil society, community and practitioners
- To formulate recommendations on enabling policy environment for enhancing pastoral ecosystem resilience.