Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Tanzanian NGO keen on adaptation via the Tanzania Daily News: Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) in collaboration with the World Bank has started mainstreaming climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into social protection programmes.

TASAF Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ladislaus Mwamanga, said that the programmes would be done through Rapid Social Response Multi-Donor Trust Fund. He mentioned one of the social protection programmes as cash transfers with a view of reducing chronic poor that are exposed to climate related shocks like floods and drought.

TASAF started Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) in 2008 whose main beneficiaries are Most Vulnerable Children (MVT) and poor elderly.It is an incentive to facilitate accumulation of human capital and create community assets. Mr Mwamanga revealed the move yesterday at a workshop on adaptation of climate change and the role of TASAF on the same.

"I want to assure you all, that we're committed to continue working together with all partners and countries in addressing the challenges on climate change and disaster risks. We'll continue cooperating with you to ensure that climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction are effectively mainstreamed in social protection," he stressed...

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