Kilombero and Lower Rufiji Wetlands Ecosystem Management Project - KILORWEMP
Enabel - the Belgian development agency
Environmental protection - Bio-diversity
Priority partner country
Least developed country
54 10 545202 BTC MIP - FAP (ex-54145442/54163535)
To sustainably manage the wetlands Ecosystem of the Kilombero Valley and Lower Rufiji so that its ecological balance is conserved, the local communities’ livelihoods are improved and economic development is sustained. The project aims to support the implementation of the existing policy framework of Decentralized natural Resources Management (DeNRM) around the key concept of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It has been designed to support further consolidation of such processes in the three target districts of Kilombero, Ulanga and Rufiji, while at the same time addressing key issues of policy environment such as stakeholder’s coordination and monitoring of policy implementation. The project will focus on five types of CBNRM sustained by the policy framework: Wildlife Management Areas, Community based Forestry, Beach Management Units, Village Land Use Planning and Water Users Associations. The project is to be implemented by the three districts with support from all key stakeholders in the decentralized NRM governance chain, under the overall responsibility of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT). Key stakeholders include regional and central agencies, key implementation partners (conservation NGOs) and the private sector.
Strengthened capacities to implement the sustainable management policy and regulations to the Wetlands Ecosystem of the Kilombero Valley and Lower Rufiji, fostering sustainable livelihoods development and more effective natural resources governance within the decentralization framework.