Tanzania Coastal PWANI Project Performance Evaluation Final Report
This report evaluates the four-year PWANI Project, an ecosystem-based management initiative that targeted coastal areas of Tanzania, which are experiencing habitat loss, pollution and declining resources.
It found that the integrated coastal biodiversity conservation approach was very effective in achieving project aims. Savings and credit schemes have diversified and supplemented incomes and boosted women’s empowerment. With guidance, communities began developing climate change adaptation plans. At the national level, in terms of regulations addressing climate change mitigation or adaptation and biodiversity conservation.
A strength of the project was its selection of project partners that have extensive experience in community engagement. It operated at a scale where it was able to achieve impact at both the community and local government levels and, to a smaller extent, at the national level.
The report issued recommendations for developing an integrated coastal and water resource management program for the Wami-Ruvu and Rufiji River Basins. These span natural resource management, strengthening climate resilience and assets, and improving governance.