Strengthening Climate Change Governance in Zanzibar
The impacts of climate change in Zanzibar are already evidenced in some areas for key sectors over a period of the last decade. This includes water, forest, agriculture and energy sectors. It is in fact projected that future climate change could be much worse, leading to significant economic costs.
The key problem is that Zanzibar is not adequately prepared in addressing the ongoing and future climate change impacts. Zanzibar has a large existing adaptation deficit which requires urgent action.
Despite all the efforts in developing policies and establishing various initiatives to address the issues, implementation has not yet progressed far and coordination of various initiatives needs to be strengthened.
The aim of the project is to support the Zanzibar Vice residents Office(ZVPO)in strengthening climate change governance for Zanzibar through capacity building and mainstreaming of adaptation actions in development plans.The project will strengthen the foundation for Zanzibar Government in addressing climate change challenges.