Building the Capacity of Water Sector in Tanzania and Zanzibar to Develop Bankable Climate Resilient Projects

The Global Water Partnership Tanzania was conducted the training in Dar es Salaam, at APC hotel and Conference Centre (28th Feb – 1st March 2022) in partnership with University of Leeds and University of Dar es Salaam, with support from Adaptation Research Alliance.

The training was meant to help participants enhance their understanding of climate finance, illustrate major climate finance opportunities.</br><br>The capacity building training was also help participants ably develop climate finance proposals – specifically for the Green Climate Fund.

Explained GWP Tanzania Executive Director, Dr. Victor Kongo; “Capacity limitations have constrained key water institutions in Tanzania and Zanzibar from identifying and preparing catalytic water-related adaptation interventions. This is particularly due to the limited understanding of the GCF’s funding modalities and proposal requirements, posing barriers for Tanzania and Zanzibar institutions with prioritized needs from accessing GCF resources for adaptation purposes.”

During the training, participants was also get to understand the importance of sustainable development through the mainstreaming of environmental, social and gender issues in climate resilient projects.

Litumelo Mate Sievers, Gender Specialist for the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa believes water and climate change challenges are better resolved where there is social inclusion.  Mate Sievers who supports the implementation of the African Water Investment Programme (AIP) - Water Climate Development and Gender Transformation (WACDEP-G), says “gender equality and social inclusion should be integrated in water and climate change interventions at both policy and local implementation levels.”

It was expected that the training will enable Tanzania and Zanzibar water sector to prepare well-prioritized climate resilience water projects that can attract funding from GCF and other adaptation funds.

Watch lesson learnt and views of the participants:

Interview 1: Dr. Rehema Tukae -
Interview 2: Ministry of Water, Energy, and Minerals -
Interview 3: Rene -