Capacity Building Program:

November 2022; A successful climate change training conducted by TACSS Tanzania to Uzima Kwa Sanaa (UZIKWASA); an initiative to enhanced capacity on design and planning of climate change interventions in Pangani, Tanga.

Training theme: Tanzania Alliance for Climate and Sustainable Society (TACSS) in partnership with Uzima Kwa Sanaa (UZIKWASA), organized and conducted climate change training that took place on 28th to 30th November 2022 in Pangani, Tanga. The training aimed at unfolding diversified concepts and overview of climate change, its causes, impacts and ongoing initiatives to adapt and mitigate its impact. The goal of the training was to enhance the understanding on the linkage between natural resources, climate systems, and climate change, as well as how climate change exacerbates social injustices leading to society moral and behavior deterioration. Emphasis was given to climate change-related cases from the most vulnerable groups in the coastal communities.

The training steered brainstorming of local solutions and viable technologies to addressing climate change impacts, prioritizing self-reflection approaches on best pathways to climate resilience while reducing greenhouse gas emission through livelihood activities.

It was a success engagement, both TACSS Tanzania and UZIKWASA committing to exploring onto long term partnerships on designing and implementing climate change projects that rely on promoting local solution and innovations on building local communities climate resilience, while embracing low carbon development pathways.

Training outcomes:

More importantly, Tanzania Alliance for Climate and Sustainable Society (TACSS) guided UZIKWASA and the partners that are working with to:

  • Embrace a continued self-reading/training practices on climate change matters. More focus on climate change impacts and familiarize with current responses from individuals, local, national and international entities to combat such climate change impacts.
  • Engage to climate change trainings that will build the network among climate change stakeholders in the country and beyond.
  • Undertake other clusters on climate change with focus on; existing synergies between climate change and gender; inclusiveness and participation of marginalized groups in the united action against climate change, climate change activism versus climate advocacy; climate financing; climate mainstreaming and loss and damage.
  • Facilitating capacities of organizations on issues of climate change through participating various training and webinars.

Although a number of efforts have been undertaken to create awareness on climatic changes at local and global levels, still majority of people do not have sufficient knowledge and information on the causes, impacts and adaptive measures to the changing climate. Lack of reliable data on climate change impacts and costs incurred to address the solution continue to worsen situations in Tanzania. For that reason, TACSS Tanzania is committed to a continued capacity building programs, networking and partnering with like-minded individuals and entities to keep addressing climate change crises in Tanzania.

Some of the pictures taken during the training showing TACSS, climate change facilitators presenting on matters of climate change.

TACSS has raised tree planting campaigns in October, 2021. As part of climate mitigation iniative, TACSS mobilized communities in Kyabirugu village of Muleba district in Tanzania to plant 5,000 trees in early October, 2021. More than 90 households, 51 men and 39 women participated in thisin this campaign. “Trees to us is money and future, once matured we can take loan and solve our financial issues” said one of the participating woman. In addition, The National Coordinator of TACSS Ms. Irene Mwesiga said, planted trees plays significant role in ensuring that the community realized key ecosystem services for their survival. These communities will acquire firewood fuel for cooking as well as timber and cattle food. Importantly, these trees will significantly absorb more greenhouse gases such as carbon and the like thus contributing to maintain our planet well below 1.5 degrees Celsius of temperature. TACSS call for continued actions as such for conserving our environment and mitigating climate change scenario

TACSS have supported one local entrepreneur in Kagera region, North Western part of Tanzania to scale up own and locally thought innovated energy saving bookstores. Mr. Joram Migeyo (a technician and beneficiary), has fabricated more than 30 energy cookstoves that uses 60% less of charcoal as compared to highly used cookstoves in the area

Enhancing local communities and governments on transition to clean, reliable and affordable energy in Tanzania.

Promotion and facilitation of energy saving systems in coastal areas of Tanzania