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Inades-Formation Tanzania is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that works for socio-economic advancement of disadvantaged and marginalized rural communities (women, men and youth) organized mainly into voluntary groups. It is a member of the Inades-Formation network, a pan-African institution working in a network in ten (10) African countries and operational in Tanzania since 1989. The organization delivers its services through direct outreach training in the target areas/villages and by Correspondence Courses (CC) across the country. In achieving the socio-economic advancement of rural communities, Inades-Formation Tanzania has recently been working mainly in the areas of agriculture, soil and water conservation, food sovereignty and marketing, rural finance, community development, gender, nutrition, community health promotion, natural resource management, entrepreneurship, adaptation to the effects of climate change, livestock and advocacy for effective citizens’ engagement, in partnership co-operation with various donors, Bread for the World (BftW) being a main donor.

The organization has implemented programmes in various locations in Tanzania, including Dodoma (Kongwa & Mpwapwa Districts), Morogoro (Kilosa district), Singida (Ikungi and Singida rural district), Songwe (Mbozi district), Mbeya (Mbalali district), among others capitalizing on its approach of Stimulating and Accompanying Alternatives in Development (SAADEV) based on seven foundations which are solidarity, sustainability, control citizen, redistributive economy, equity, opening to the others/respect of the differences operationalized through Action-Research-Training (ART).

Inades-Formation Tanzania is implementing a three years’ project on “Adaptation to Climate Change for Improved Livelihoods in Semi – Arid Area, Chemba and Kondoa Districts of Dodoma Region, Tanzania” since July 2019, funded by Bread for the World (BftW), Germany which will end in June 2022; hence necessitate to conduct final evaluation to assess achievement, challenges, lessons and come up with recommendations. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation capacities for improved livelihoods of rural communities in Kondoa and Chemba Districts. To achieve this goal, the project focused at strengthening capacity of beneficiaries in the two districts to cope with the uncertainties, effects and impacts associated with climate change so as to be able to build and scale up their own strategies to cope with the changing climate and empowering them to effectively adapt to its effects and improve their livelihoods.

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The project is being implemented in six villages of two Districts of Dodoma Region i.e. Kondoa (Mauno, Salare, and Keikei villages), and Chemba (Waida, Isini and Gwandi villages) as well as rural and urban correspondence courses beneficiaries working outside of the project areas. The project has six components, namely:

1. Community awareness and advocacy aimed at empowering communities to take positive actions on issues related to policy engagement in environment by facilitating the development and use of environmental by laws for safeguarding the environment.

2. Agriculture with emphasis on increasing the resilience and adaptive capacity of community members for reduced climate change effects and promotion of agricultural practices that promote resilience to climate change.

3. Promotion of livestock keeping and marketing aimed at strengthening alternative livelihood options through engaging in viable livestock businesses which contributes in increasing production and enabled farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change through improved livestock breeds of chicken.

4. Enterprises/Village Savings and Lending (VSL) by increasing saving habits and capacity of farmers to access capital for income generating activities through promotion of VSL groups for income generation through investing in businesses which contributes in supporting their livelihoods in case of failure in other non-farm activities.

5. Environment conservation through increased capacity of community members to engage in sustainable practices of environmental management for improved livelihoods through mobilization and use of use of energy-saving stoves to reduce the pace of trees cutting and conserve the environment.

6. Cross cutting issues on gender with emphasis on bringing fair relationship between women and men in families so that both benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated, community health promotion and (HIV/AIDS) mainly aimed at increasing the number of people in the communities checked their HIV status for reduced HIV transmission as well as Correspondence Course through disseminating knowledge so that subscribers are experiencing increment in production.

The project aimed to reach a total of 1,332 direct beneficiaries, majority of whom are smallholder farmers (others include members of the environmental committees, and institutions at village, ward and district levels) organised in groups. The project also aimed to reach 4,084 indirect beneficiaries including those who are enrolled in correspondence courses.

Project number: A-TZA-2019-0175
Project period: July 2019 to June 2022
Project coverage: Kondoa and Chemba Districts

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The PRCCRCC project (Project for Community Capacity Building for Climate Change Resilience) trained its beneficiaries, including women, in the manufacture of improved stoves using less wood as one of the measures for adaptation to climate change. As it is women who are directly involved in the search for cooking wood and in the cooking of food, special emphasis was placed on their participation in promoting these stoves at the level of the project’s intervention hills.

The improved stoves that use little wood enable the beneficiaries, including women, to consume less wood for cooking and therefore to exert less pressure on the afforestation. Another finding is that these stoves reduce the cooking time of food and produce little smoke during cooking.

 

A core group of trainers to facilitate the sharing of experiences among project beneficiaries.

The PRCCRCC project trained a core group of trainers comprising 77 beneficiaries, including 36 men and 41 women, in the six intervention hills on the techniques for making mobile improved cookstoves and the construction of fixed stoves using little wood, with the aim of enabling a large number of beneficiaries to have access to these techniques.

Women’s participation is primarily in the work of extracting and preparing the clay prior to manufacture, and in the baking of these stoves. Women, as the first users of these improved stoves, are involved in their popularization at the hill level by extolling their virtues. Since the training to date, 938 improved stoves have been made by the project beneficiaries and they continue to make them.

The use of improved stoves at the level of beneficiary households is a climate change adaptation measure that mitigates the effects in the intervention area and also halves the amount of wood that households used to consume with traditional three-stone stoves.

These stoves do not emit smoke during cooking. This means that less greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, which increases resilience to climate change.

 

An activity that values women.

The manufacture of these improved cookstoves is an income-generating activity for the beneficiaries, including women, as it provides additional household income. This income from the sale of these fireplaces enables the beneficiaries, especially women, to buy small livestock that provides them with organic manure and enables them to increase production in their kitchen gardens. The trained women are very active and are proud to be able to make these stoves for the entire project area.

Project presentation note

Inades-Formation implements a project that consists in identifying in African countries, actors (NGOs / Development associations, research institutes, farmers’ organisations, schools / academic institutions, individuals) and to capitalise their experiences, in two following fields:

  • Practices related to the adaptation of rural populations to climate change and / or mitigation / softening of its effects;
  • Inclusive1 Local Governance Initiatives for populations’ resilience to Climate Change;

Focus will be placed on experiences ensuring the participation of rural women or responding to their needs.

The project covers the period 2019-2020. The area of intervention is spread over three regions of Africa (West, Central and East), with a concentration on the following countries: Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania

Concretely, it will deal with identifying actors who have experiences in one or in two categories of themes and to accompany them to document learning shareable according to the work carried out and the effects triggered within the community.

Actors-bearers of experiences in these two fields or one of these fields will be selected on the basis of a call for proposals. Thus, the best actors-bearers of experiences will be selected on the basis of their technical content, professional reference and financial proposal to document an experience.

At least 25 experiences in each of these fields (at least 50 experiences in total) will be selected. The diversity of actor-bearers, experiences and countries will be preferred as much as possible.

Thus, actors-bearers of experiences selected will be initiated to the methodology to follow to capitalise their experiences. They will benefit from a financial aid for the work expected by experience selected for capitalisation.

This work will allow the transformation of these experiences into shareable knowledge, valorisation of exemplary actions, emulation and scaling up in African countries and elsewhere. Products (written and audiovisual media) will be made available to each actor and disseminated on a large scale through different channels.

A directory of actors-bearers of experiences will be constituted. Then, an electronic platform of these actors-bearers will be set up and animated to continue a dynamic exchange of experiences.

To make capitalised experiences accessible to the general public and thus enhancing the work of the actors who bear them, the products of capitalisation will be summarised in the form of sheets of presentation which will be proposed. Then there will be a summary in one publishable document.

Some exemplary experiences will be selected to produce audio-visual aids. Edited videos will be compiled on a single audio-visual aid and shared.

The media produced will be widely disseminated through digitisation, put online, different channels – the organisation of a public conference, participation in public events for exhibition-distribution, network exploitation in which Inades-Formation and the actors of the project campaign, the contribution of their partners. Radio and television broadcasts are also envisaged.