Supporting the implementation of integrated ecosystem management approach for landscape restoration and biodiversity conservation in
The project “Supporting the implementation of integrated Ecosystem Management Approach for Landscape Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in Tanzania” is a national “child” project under a global project “The Restoration Initiative (TRI)”. The global project is a partnership project involving the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and ten partner countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sao Tome and Principe, and the United Republic of Tanzania). The project is geared at improving people’s livelihoods through the restoration of priority degraded and deforested landscapes around the world by using Global Environment Facility Council (GEF) funding of US$54 million, approved on 8 June 2016. The main aim is to develop and disseminate best practices and tools in order to improve forest and landscape restoration (FLR) implementation and catalyse investment to bring benefits at scale.
The Tanzania child project has total cost of USD $11,205,872 as grants from GEF. The project was developed during the 6th replenishment of Global Environment Facility (GEF - 6) with a five years implementation period (June, 2018 – June, 2023). The project aims at restoring and maintaining the critical ecosystems of Great Ruaha, the Malagarasi and Lake Rukwa basins in order to secure flow of multiple ecosystem services and enhanced resilient economic development and livelihoods in the regions.