TANZANIA - Participatory District Agriculture Development Plan for Sustainable Development UNEP Initiative on Capacity Building for Integrated Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Development Mid-Term Review Meeting Geneva, February 16-17, 2005 Project overview: objective • to “ensure higher and sustainable income growth of the rural population” Project overview: Expected Outcomes • enhanced understanding of interrelationship: agriculture - poverty alleviation - environmental management - sustainable trade promotion • enhanced national, institutional and human capacities for undertaking strategic integrated assessment and planning for sustainable development • enhanced national coordination between ministries and districts involved in the project • enhanced capabilities of policy-makers to design and implement comprehensive policies and measures for sustainable management of the environment. Project overview: Institutions involved • Government institutions – Leading: President’s Office – Planning and Privatization, Regional Administration and Local Government; Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security – Others: Ministry of Finance • National facilitating institution – Economic Research Bureau of University of DSM Project Process: Management (1) • Official start in December 2004 (Hai District participatory process earlier) • Organizational – The National Project Steering Committee – The Project Coordinator – Secretariat Project Process: Management (2) • The National Project Steering Committee – Permanent Secretaries of leading ministries and Ministry of Finance – UNDP Resident Representative – Director of Growth Strategy (President’s Office – Planning and Privatization) • Secretariat – Facilitating Institution (Project coordinator + 3 members of staff) – 1 member from Growth Strategy Directorate Project Process: Activities undertaken • National Steering Committee Meeting January 2005 with agenda issues: - Integrated Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Development in Tanzania: Key Issues - UNEP – IAP Project – Profile • Reviewing current Tanzania Planning Process • Preparation of the Launching Workshop to be held after the Geneva Meeting Key Stakeholders • Government officials (all levels) • Farmers/Live stock keepers • Women, Youth, Elderly, Disabled people • NGOs, religious leaders, Business community (large and small), Academia, Common citizens Stakeholder Consultations/Involvement • Main emphasis on participatory efforts • Methods – Focus group discussions, group discussions, brainstorming, energizers, codes – SWOT analysis – Development of plans (defining objectives, opportunities, obstacles, indicators) – Use of Kiswahili language and trained facilitators Rationale of Participatory Planning • Uncovering of local problems and local solutions • Ownership of plans and objectives • Stakeholder participation in implementation of the plans • Awareness creation on integration of environment and trade for sustainable development Participatory District Agricultural Planning Process Mbeya Rural, Tanzania Dist. Dev. Plan Integrated Submitted to PO-RALG •Implementation by the Community Dist. Agric. Dev. Plan Consolidated Approved by Ward Dev. Ward Plans Committee Appraisal Consolidated Approved by Village Village Plans Assembly Main Gaps and Weaknesses • Substance of the Planning Process (Anticipated) – Provision of shopping list (affect human and financial resources) – Potential contradiction between national, district, sectoral and ward level plans, (articulation) • Process Undertaken in the Preparation of Planning (Anticipated) - Systemic imbalance in the voices (heavy voices which favour man) - Capacity to undertake the process at lower levels Tools and Methods to Overcome Weaknesses • Awareness Creation - Training - Village level consultation - Chain level screening Sub-villages - villages - wards - districts Main Advantages • Ownership of plans • Involvement of stakeholders • Transparency • Accountability • Feed-back possible Economic, Social and Environmental Issues • Key issues selected to be addressed (Proposed to be discussed during the launching workshop) Poverty Trade Environment Links Between the Selected Issues Economic Growth Trade Reduced Poverty Sustainable Increased Sustainable Environmental Management Preliminary Results • Substantive – improved planning through training • Process (improving communication, transparency, public and private links--) Major Challenges and Next Steps • Major challenges - Capacity building at lower levels - Flow of information • Next Steps - To be determined during the launching workshop.
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