DPG Tanzania

Development Partners Group on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change (DPG-E)

The Development Partners Group on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change (DPG-E), 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 platform for DPs active in Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change to:

  • Conduct a structured policy dialogue with the Government of Tanzania (GoT) and other stakeholders in related policy areas.  
  • Ensure coordination / harmonization of DPs projects and programmes.
  • Promote joint advocacy and communication (versus GoT, DPG main and other stakeholders).

Within the Government of Tanzania (GoT) the DPG-E works closely with the Vice-President's Office (VPO), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MLFD).

The VPO is the core co-ordination body for the implementation of the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and the National Climate Change Strategy, while Natural Resources management is governed by the MNRT and fisheries policy by the MLFD. The DPG-E works also very closely with the Government of Zanzibar for all policy issues within its remit.

The DPG-E has also developed close contacts with other stakeholders, including NGOs, Private Sector and other community based organizations.

To see DPG-E Structure and contact details, please click here.

Contact Information

1. DPGE Co-Chairs:

Abbas Kitogo, UNDP.

Daniel M. Salama, World Bank.

2. DPGE Secretariat:

Faustine Ninga, UNDP.


3. Location:

The DPGE Secretariat is located at UNDP in Tanzania, 182 Mzinga Way, Oysterbay. Dar es salaam.



Current Members

The DPGE is composed of technical representatives of the Development Partners' network working to assisting the Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders. Current members are listed below and efforts are made to attract interest of other Development Partners working on Environment, Natural Resource and Climate Change.