The value of SGP is premised on its role as a strategic partner in promoting upstream and downstream synergies; the former are geared towards influencing policy, while the latter nurtures interventions on the ground giving rise to revamped policies.
Mr. Alberic Kacou
UN Resident Coordinatior/ UNDP Resident Representative, Tanzania
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 1996
# of Projects 367
Total Grant Amount US$ 10,965,583
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 3,349,378
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 2,384,084

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Global Publications
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This publication showcases over 10 case studies from our climate change portfolio in which youth have played a l,eading role. These projects can serve as a source of inspiration for expanding engagement with youth in addressing climate change. Employing a range of tools, young people have led and promoted the use of renewable energies, carbon footprint mapping, tree planting, disaster risk reduction measures, as well as communicated the urgency of taking action on climate change through environmental awareness raising events. In this process universities, schools, research organizations, media and government departments have played a critical role in partnering with youth organizations and scaling up their efforts.

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Since 2000, the COMPACT programme has been working with communities living in the vicinity of eight World Heritage Sites in Africa, Asia, Meso-America and the Caribbean. Through extensive on-the-ground experience and a participatory methodology that integrates an evidence-based approach, COMPACT has rigorously tested the claim that communitybased initiatives can signifi cantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in globally signifi cant protected areas while alsoimproving local livelihoods.

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Examples of Successful Projects
Conservation of biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountains
Conservation of biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountains

Goal: Conservation of biodiversity by using community-level approaches
Main Activities: Tree planting, beekeeping and use of improved stoves
Key Results: Reduced deforestation, income generation to local communities and reduced carbon emissions

Promotion of renewable energy technologies for water pumping

Goal: To demonstrate use of solar and wind energy for water pumping
Main Activities: Capacity building for and demonstration of the technologies
Key Results: Wider adoption of water pumping technology through wind and solar energy

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Country Impact

National and Local Level Impact:

  • One CCA recognized and registered as a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This CCA is located on the fringes of the famous Selous Game Reserve

  • The protected area around which SGP was operating has been elevated to a status of Nature Reserve. The new Nature Reserve is called ULUGURU.

  • Over 5,000 households adopted fuel efficient cook-stoves, which improves cooking efficiency by 30% and reduce carbon emission at the tune of 120,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (tCO2) per year.

  • SGP grantees through COMPACT will be supported to upscale their community conservation initiatives under a new GEF FSP on SLM in Kilimanjaro region (2011-2014)

  • A water dam has improved livelihood of Indigenous communities locally known as hadzabe, who are on the verge of extinction

SGP Tanzania is a recipient of 4 global awards:

  • UNDESA award for water and watershed management

  • BDP award on MDGs acceleration

  • Kyoto award on waterand climate change

  • Gold medal on bee-keeping

2016 - Goldman Environment Prize

Edwart Loure head of Ujama Community Resource Team  (UCRT) is the receiver of 2016 Godman Environment Prize for Africa. UCRT is a grantee partner that has implemented the GEF SGP funded project TAN/SGP/OP4/CORE/Y2/09/06. 



2010 - Century International Quality ERA Award

Won by Hai Beekeeping Cooperative Society (HABECO). Project supported production and sale of honey which is a non timber forest product for biodiversity conservation around Mt. Kilimanjaro forest reserve.

2009 - Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

SGP project "Recycling of Waster Water for Irrigation" was one of the 10 top finalists.

2008 - WISIONS Award “Water for Energy and Energy for Water”

This innovative project brought a multiple benefit to the villagers through making hybrid solar powdered drinking and irrigation water systems available to this remote rural area. The project increased the availability of water for domestic and irrigation purposes and improved food security as well as income generation through the sale of high value crops. Irrigated farming has offered unemployed youths the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills e.g. by earning income through horticulture. The project also has lessened the women's burden as the women are responsible for fetching water. In addition, waterborne diseases have decreased as low quality water is no longer fetched from local ponds.

2008 - Best Practice in sustainable Development in Africa from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Won by Lufumbu Village. Conservation of water and watershed management, which contributed to increased water supply, crop production and improved livelihoods.

2007 - Conservation of water and watershed management, which contributed to increased water supply, crop production and improved livelihoods

Won by Amani Nature Reserve. Conservation of globally significant biodiversity through supporting alternative livelihood activities for nature reserve adjacent local communities.

2005 - Global 100 Eco-Tech Award

Won by Amani Nature Reserve. Conservation of globally significant biodiversity through supporting alternative livelihood activities for nature reserve adjacent local communities.

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Mr. Nehemiah K. Murusuri
National Coordinator
Phone:+ (225-22) 2112799-801
Fax:+ (225-22) 2113272
Email: nehemiah.murusuri@undp.org


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