A national workshop on Tanzania Coastal Climate Change National Adaptation Planning was hosted by the Division of Environment, Vice-President’s Office (VPO) in Bagamoyo, Tanzania on March 7–8, 2013. It’s objective was to build momentum and provide experience in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process that the Government of Tanzania is committed to under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A Roadmap and Technical Guide to the NAP process was finalized by the VPO shortly after the Workshop, so this was the first NAP activity prior to its release and prior to the public release of the National Climate Change Strategy at the end of March.
The Workshop focused on the cross-sectoral nature of climate change impacts specifically on the coastal and marine environment, and actions and institutions that could help society adapt. United Nations guidance on the NAP process states that the planning should be based on nationally identified priorities, and coordinated with national development objectives, plans, policies and programs. Therefore, the workshop used a methodology that starts with sectors and their development objectives and identifies adaptation actions to support those objectives, taking into account the larger context of other anthropogenic stressors and threats.
Last updated: February 05, 2014