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Enabling sustainable, profitable and equitable community-based forest management in Tanzania


Ref: 25019
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Antje Ahrends
Lead Institution: RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Host Country Institutions: Allegheny College, Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative, Tanzania Commission for Sciences and Technology, WWF Tanzania Country Office, Kilwa Women Paralegal Unit
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2021-03-31
Funding: £357,322.00
Website:
Status: Current
Regions:
Countries: Tanzania
Purpose: Large-scale forest loss and degradation deprive Tanzanian communities of a potential sustainable income source. This project aims to transform forest governance in Tanzania through a rigorous assessment of limiting factors for community-based forest management (CBFM) and providing practical solutions for up-scaling CBFM. Key activities include surveys to assess current benefits/short-comings, provision of assistance for pilot communities to increase CBFM (gender) equity and benefits, strengthening stakeholder capacity/awareness, and developing a best practice model that can be rolled out to non-CBFM communities. Evidence-based assessment of limiting factors for CBFM. Piloted and trialled approaches for increasing equity, gender balance and sustainable benefits to provide a model for rolling out CBFM to non-CBFM communities.
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Documents:
Title: 25-019 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]