Sh18bn climate change programme launched

Tuesday June 28 2016

Many areas in Tanzania are hit by climate

Many areas in Tanzania are hit by climate change 

By Gadiosa Lamtey @gadiosa2

  Dodoma. The government has embarked on a five-year programme to mitigate the impact of climate change.

The Sh18 billion project will be implemented in 18 regions both on the mainland and on the Isles was set in motion over the weekend.

It aims at focusing on preparedness for climate-change related disasters.

Dubbed, ‘Decentralised Climate Finance’ it was launched in Dodoma with the objectives of mobilising funds for climate adaption activities.

The programme is funded by UKaid with technical support by the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and United Nations Capital Fund (UNCDF).

UKaid Climate Change Advisor Abdalla Shah, said the government of Britain will provide approximately Sh6 billion annually to finance the programme.