In Zambia, the project works in the Nsama and Mpulungu Districts. To strengthen the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of Nsumbu NP and its surroundings, IUCN and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) have developed a Climate Change Framework Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy will serve as a tool for integrating climate change issues into Nsumbu National Park planning processes.
Following fruitful discussions amongst stakeholders at a national meeting held in December 2017, the Climate Change Framework Strategy and Action Plan for Nsumbu National Park was endorsed. It was agreed that the climate change strategy and action plan, or sections of it, will be implemented as part of the park’s updated General Management Plan (GMP) as part of the 2015 Zambia Wildlife Act. The review of the GMP is expected to start in early 2018 with financial support from Lake Tanganyika Development Project. The Integrated Planning Project will provide appropriate technical support and engage in the review progress.
09 August 2018
National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning
A one-day National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning was held on 9th August, 2018, at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia. The workshop was attended by over 150 planners (socio economists, environmentalists and physical planners) working at the policy-practice interface from across Zambia representing the Government, NGOs and private companies. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Zambia Institute of Planners (ZIP) as part of the National Planning Conference 2018 that was ....
05 July 2018
Annual Team Meeting held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
A one day Annual Team Meeting was held on 5th July, 2018, at White Sands Hotels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This was the third country based Annual Team Meeting and was organized by the Tanzania & Zambia component of the global project entitled “Integrated Planning to Implement the CBD Strategic Plan and Increase Ecosystem Resilience to Climate Change”
Awareness raising workshops targeting councillors and traditional leaders concluded in Zambia and Tanzania
On 11th May, 2018, 48 councilors, members of the district planning team and conservationists from Nkasi District Council, Katavi National Park, Lwafi Game Reserve and NGOs convened at the Holland Hotel Conference in Sumbawanga, Tanzania, for the third and final awareness raising workshop....
20-23 March 2018
Regional capacity building workshop on integrated planning in Mbeya, Tanzania
Representatives from national and local government agencies and NGOs from Tanzania and Zambia convened from 20 to 23 March, 2018 in Mbeya, Tanzania for a regional capacity building workshop: ‘Exploring spatial and legal policy perspectives for integrated land use planning around Lake Tanganyika Ecosystem.’ ...
20 March 2018
E-learning course on integrated land use planning launched in Tanzania
Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for climate change and biodiversity’. The course was launched on 20 March 2018, in Mbeya, Tanzania, by Dr Anna Sabrina Wollmann of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) at the regional capacity building workshop ‘Exploring spatial and legal policy perspectives for integrated land use planning around that Lake Tanganyika ecosystem.’ ...
18 March 2018
Zambia endorses its first ever climate change framework and action plan for a protected area
Nsumbu National Park is located across the districts of Mpulungu and Nsama in Zambia’s Northern Province and falls within the biodiverse Albertine Rift region of East-Central Africa, covering an area of approximately 2,020 km². Nsumbu NP hosts patches of rare and endangered Itigi-Sumbu thicket, and flagship species in the park include the African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Blue Duiker (Philantomba monticola), Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii), Puku and Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)....