In Tanzania, the impacts of climate change on food production and availability of freshwater are exacerbating existing levels of child mortality and malnutrition and negatively impacting on early childhood development. Children are especially vulnerable to climate change impacts, which range from direct physical impacts on safety and security (drought, flooding, extreme weather events), to knock-on impacts on education, health, food security and psychological wellbeing.
Understanding how climate change – as well as energy access and the environment – will affect children, and identifying opportunities for intervention, is critical for the development of climate resilience development programmes, plans and strategies.
OneWorld is carrying out an analysis of Tanzania’s climate, energy and environment (CEE) landscape to inform programming, the shape of the new Country Programme, as well as provide recommendations for influencing Government policies and planning, including the revision of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The project involves an extensive analysis and evaluation of the climate financing and project landscape in Tanzania and the wider region, scoping for synergies and complementarities and opportunities for financing.
This involves an extensive policy review and review of current UNICEF programmes and practices, an examination of the baseline situation of CEE-related issues affecting children and how they relate to UNICEF priorities and programmes.