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Integrated Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation in Igunga District - Igunga Eco-Village project

26/09/2019 - 14:42
Environment and Climate Action

Igunga is one of six districts in the Tabora region, located on the western plateau. It is one of the driest districts in Tanzania with an average rainfall of 500-700 mm per annum. Although this part of Tanzania experienced serious drought in 2017, the area was subject to severe flooding in 2018 in two villages. This unpredictable rainfall pattern continues to test the resilience of communities here.

Esther Pole, Igunga Eco-Village Chairperson in Bukama village, works alongside her husband to create a sustainable future


Overall project objective: increased resilience of vulnerable rural Tanzanian communities through reduced poverty and improved adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change.

Key information:

Total Cost (EUR): 2 132 480

EU contracted amount (EUR): 1 600 000

Duration: February 2015 - August 2019

Implementing organisation: STICHTING HEIFER NEDERLAND

Funding Instrument: DCI - Environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy

Benefitting zone: Tanzania


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