TANZANIA - Participatory District Agriculture Development Plan for by Nowandforever


									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
  – 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
Rationale of Participatory Planning
• Uncovering of local problems and local
• Ownership of plans and objectives
• Stakeholder participation in implementation
  of the plans
• Awareness creation on integration of
  environment and trade for sustainable
Participatory District Agricultural Planning Process
              Mbeya Rural, Tanzania

Dist. Dev. Plan         Integrated
                                           Submitted to PO-RALG
                                           •Implementation by the
                  Dist. Agric. Dev. Plan

                                           Approved by Ward Dev.
                      Ward Plans           Committee

                                           Approved by Village
                      Village Plans        Assembly
      Main Gaps and Weaknesses
• Substance of the Planning Process (Anticipated)
   – Provision of shopping list (affect human and financial
   – Potential contradiction between national, district, sectoral
     and ward level plans, (articulation)
• Process Undertaken in the Preparation of Planning
   - 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

Trade                          Reduced

                Sustainable       Increased

                 Sustainable   Environmental
                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

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