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Enhancing the Forest Nature Reserves Network for Biodiversity Conservation in Tanzania PROJECT INCEPTION REPORT TANZANIA FOREST SERVICES (TFS) AGENCY FUNDED BY GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY THROUGH UNDP
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SEPTEMBER, 2015 2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS SUMMARY 1.0 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................. 5 1.1. T HE I NCEPTION W ORKSHOP .............................................................. 6 1.2 T HE O VERALL O BJECTIVE OF THE I NCEPTION .......................................... 6 1.3. T HE P ROJECT I NCEPTION P ROCESS ................................................... 6 1.4. P ROJECT MODALITIES ...................................................................... 7 1.4.1. Project implementation ....................................................................... 7 1.4.2. Oversight ............................................................................................ 7 1.4.3. Technical advice .................................................................................. 7 1.4.4. Project partnerships ............................................................................ 7 1.5. P ROJECT PROCEDURES ..................................................................... 7 1.5.1 Work plan and budget preparation ....................................................... 8 1.5.2. Financial procedures ............................................................................ 8 1.5.3 Recruitment of Project Team ................................................................. 8 1.5.4. Recruitment of consultants .................................................................. 8 1.5.5. Procurement of supplies, services and equipment ............................... 9 1.5.6. Organization of travel, workshops and meetings ................................. 9 1.6. R EPORTING ............................................................................... 10 1.6.1. Synopsis of project progress .............................................................. 10 1.6.2. Monitoring and Evaluation ................................................................. 10 1.6.3 Recommendations and follow up actions for the project .................... 11 2.0 REVIEW OF THE PROJECT DESIGN ..................................................... 12 2.1 A DMINISTRATIVE CONTEXT .............................................................. 12 2.2. G EOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT ............................................................... 14 2.3. S OCIO - ECONOMIC CONTEXT ............................................................. 15 2.4. B IODIVERSITY CONTEXT GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE ................................... 17 2.5. B IODIVERSITY CONTEXT FORESTS AND WOODLANDS OF THE T ANZANIA MAINLAND ........................................................................................... 18 2.6. P ROTECTED AREA CONTEXT ............................................................. 19 2.7. F OREST R ESERVES AND F OREST N ATURE R ESERVES .............................. 20 2.8. I NSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT –F OREST N ATURE R ESERVES (FNR) ................... 27 2.9. P OLICY AND L EGISLATIVE CONTEXT –F OREST N ATURE R ESERVES ............... 29 2.10. T HREATS , R OOT CAUSES AND I MPACTS ............................................... 33 1.11. L ONG - TERM SOLUTION AND BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING THE SOLUTION ........... 38 2.12. S TAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS ................................................................. 45 3.0. CHANGES TO PROJECT DESIGN ......................................................... 50 3.1. T HE P ROJECT GOAL , OBJECTIVE , OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS ....................... 50 3.1.1. Goal ................................................................................................... 50 3.1.2. Objective ............................................................................................ 50 3.1.3. Outcomes ........................................................................................... 50 3.2. P ROJECT COMPONENTS .................................................................. 51 ANNEX 1. TOR FOR PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE ......................................... 61 ANNEX 2. TOR FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM ............................................ 63 ANNEX 3. TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR IMPACT EVALUATION BASELINES ............. 70 ANNEX 4. TOR FOR PROTECTED AREA RESERVE MANAGEMENT PLANNING ......... 77 ANNEX 5. TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR DEVELOPMENT TO DESIGN AN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ANNEX 6. EXPECTATIONS BY PARTICIPANTS THE FIRST INCEPTION MEETING, 15 TH SEPTEMBER 2015 ............................................................................. 94 ANNEX 7: MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING TO DISCUSS THE PROJECT INCEPTION ....................................................................................................... 97 ANNEX 8. MINUTES OF THE INCEPTION WORKSHOP MEETING 15 TH SEPTEMBER 2015 (TANGA BEACH RESORT) ........................................................ 101 ANNEX 9. MINUTES OF THE 1 ST STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ...................... 104 ANNEX 10: CONCEPT NOTE FOR THE FIELD TRIP ............................................... 110 ANNEX 11: TECHNICAL ADVISORY ROLES ......................................................... 112 3
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ANNEX 12. REVISED MONITORING & EVALUATION FRAMEWORK ....................... 113 ANNEX 13. ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR JULY 2015/JUNE 2016 .............................. 120 4
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SUMMARY This report details the inception for the Project Enhancing the Forest Nature Reserves Network for Biodiversity Conservation in Tanzania. The report clarifies the design of the project, puts forward a simple structure for the project implementation and key implementation and transaction modalities. The implementation structure does not change the planned mode of implementation, but it does clarify some of the details of how the project will be managed. The detailed elaborations of the inception are
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