IOM, THE ENVIRONMENT DIVISION OF THE VICE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE, FACILITATE CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS ON MIGRATION, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN KIGOMA AND KATAVI
Kigoma – 20-21 December 2021
Katavi – 23-24 December 2021
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the United Nations Migration Agency – in collaboration with Environment Division of the Vice President’s Office has conducted a set of two-day consultative workshops for government officials and non-government actors on Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) in the Kigoma and Katavi regions.
The main objective of the workshops was to discuss the implementation of the deliberations from previous workshops to address the Migration, Environment and Climate Change challenges in the two regions, which took place in September 2021.
The consultative workshops brought together government officers including Environmental Officers, Agricultural Officers, Livestock Officers, Land Officers, Planning Officers, Legal Officers, Immigration Officers, Forest Officers, Officers from NGO’s, Universities and community members representing farmer’s associations and cattle herder’s associations. The workshops were facilitated by officers from Environment Division of the Vice President’s Office and IOM.
The Katavi workshop was attended by Katavi’s Regional Administrative Secretary who commented that Katavi is region receiving a large number of internal migrants hence increased pressure on existing environmental resources especially grazing land, water and social services. In addition to this, he emphasized the need for collaborative efforts among stakeholders to address Environment and Climate Change as a cross-cutting issue.
Evidence presented by participants during the workshops has shown the successful implementation of the deliberations of the previous workshop to address Migration, Environment and Climate Change challenges. The evidence presented includes case summons documents for violation of environmental and livestock by-laws. In addition to this, local authorities have started to conduct livestock census in their areas by putting earrings to livestock for monitoring flow and controlling number of livestock per unit area.
As a result of the two-day consultative workshops, the participants came up with the drafted Plan of Action on Community-Based Environmental Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation to address the Migration, Environment and Climate Change challenges in their regions.
IOM in collaboration with Environment Division of the Vice President’s Office, IOM plans to conduct a training on Migration, Environment and Climate Change for national stakeholders in Dodoma in January 2022.
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