Community government planning Tanzania 2014

Planning for climate resilience growth is increasingly important for the natural resource dependent
economy of Tanzania. Central government does not have the knowledge, reach, skills or resources
needed to plan for the range of livelihoods within Tanzania; but local governments, if granted the
authority and resources, could plan with communities in the flexible, timely and appropriate manner
that climate variability demands. Research conducted in three pastoral and agro-pastoral districts
in northern Tanzania identified the constraints being faced within formal and customary planning
processes. The roles of communities and local governments urgently need to be rethought, bringing
their skills together to achieve greater climate resilience.