LoCAL, with support from the European Union, will be introduced in Tanzania from 2019 to pilot the grant delivery mechanism with 3 LGAs in Dodoma Region, i.e. Chamwino, Mpwapwa and Kondoa, potentially benefiting more than 800,000 people, particularly women.
Below are examples of some climate-related issues identified by UNCDF in Dodoma Region that LoCAL aims to address:
Local crops such grapes for wine production are heavily affected by the flooding due to lack of proper road construction.
The contractor who was repairing the bridge explained how the construction should have been developed in a manner to cope with the increased water, including location of the bridge, the construction materials, protection of river banks etc.
The cutting down of trees for cooking materials has together with stronger and more concentrated rain pattern increased these challenges in the most recent years.
As part of the PBCRG mechanism, performance of participating LGAs will be assessed on an annual basis according to pre-established minimum conditions and performance measures, and funding allocations will be adjusted according to their performance score, providing a positive incentive to progress from year to year. LGAs will also receive technical assistance and capacity building on climate change mainstreaming into public planning, budgeting and execution, as well as on local climate risk assessments.