The DPG-E, the Development Partners Group on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change was formally established in 2004 with the aim to build a coordinated development partner response to the Government’s Joint Assistance Strategy for Tanzania (JAST), within the overarching framework of the National Development Plan (MKUKUTA). Over the years the nature and objectives of the DPGE have evolved, and today the DPGE provides a coordination platform for DPs active in Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change to achieve the objectives detailed below.
The objectives of the DPG-E are:
Detailed objectives and expected outputs for each of the areas covered by the DPGE are jointly discussed and reflected in the DPG-E rolling work-plan. The group is chaired by two Co-Chairs which are elected for a year with the possibility of renewal. The Co-chairs chair and secure venue for the monthly DPG-E meetings; represent the group vis-à-vis GoT and other stakeholders as well as DPG Main; ensure implementation of DPGE Work-plan; Manage (guidance and supervision) of DPG-E Secretariat. For areas of particular importance to the DPGE for which a closer follow-up and coordination is necessary (focal areas) a Coordinator is chosen amongst the Members. Focal areas include: Wildlife management, Forestry and climate change (including REDD+).
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