DPG Tanzania

Field visit to Kigoma region has been postponed until after summer break

Known as a region bordering the shore of the second deepest lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma region is one of the natural resource rich regions in Tanzania. The field visit of the DPGE in the region will offer opportunities to experience natural resources management challenges, opportunities and learn success stories from initiatives on ground. The field trip will include visiting DPG-E supported project activities, meet with regional/ local authorities and communities. It will cover Environment, Forestry, Fishery, Wildlife and Water Resource Issues.

Activities on fisheries will demonstrate the importance of research, community participation women empowerment in management and utilization of the resources. DPGE members will visit a beach management unit (BMU) and learn about co-management.

Forest conservation and management efforts are challenged by the pressure from adjacent communities. Alternative livelihoods such as beekeeping have been promoted in the region. The visit to beekeeping activities supported to forest adjacent communities will allow the members to grasp how these efforts help livelihood improvements and forest resources managements.

Gombe National Park will expose the DPGE members to efforts by the park authorities in curbing problems of wildlife conservation, poaching and population pressure. Moreover, DPGE members will learn about the Jane Goodall Foundation’s activities in the Park on how protect Chimps habitats through their community centred conservation approach. 

This visit will also allow for extensive networking and experience sharing among DPGE members.  


Tentative Programme (dates will be agreed later on)

Time Activity In Charge (DP and locally)
MONDAY 25 May 2015
8AM Check In Nyerere Airport
9.40AM Departure Precision Air Alternative Flight wit Air Tanzania at 6 AM.
12.30AM Arrival Kigoma Airport; Transport to Hotel JGI/TUUNGANE/TAFIRI will arrange transport from Airport to Lake Tanganyika Hotel
1:00pm –  1:45pm Check in at Lake Tanganyika Hotel & Lunch  DPGE  members
2:00pm - 2:30pm Courtesy Call to Kigoma Regional Commissioner’s Office JIG/Tuungane/TAFIRI
3:00pm- 3:25pm  
  • Presentation from Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI)
Dr Kimirei – Centre Director, TAFIRI  Kigoma
3:25pm -3:50pm  
  • Presentation from Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)
Mr Mtiti – Director of Program
3:50pm – 4:15pm  
  • Presentation from Tuungane Project
Mr Masolwa – Project Manager
4:30pm -5:30pm Visit of Beach Management Unit  Kigoma municipal fisheries Officer & Dr Kimirei
5:30 -5:45pm Travel back to Lake Tanganyika Hotel DPGE
7 PM Informal Get together DPGE
7.30PM Hosted Dinner by JGI/Tuungane/TAFIRI at JGI office premise DPGE and selected invited Government officials from the Region, municipal and district
Tuesday 26 May 2015
8.30 AM Departure
9.30 AM Visit to Gombe National Park. Meet with Jane Goodall Institute staff at Gombe TANAPA/JGI/Tuungane/TAFIRI
2.30 PM Forest regeneration at Kigalye village JGI
3.30 PM Return
5PM DPGE strategic meeting DPGE
7.30PM Dinner
WEDNESDAY 27 May 2015
 07:00 - 10:30 Visit community beekeeping activities in Uvinza Uvinza District Beekeeping Officer
12.55 PM Departure with Precision Air Alternative Flight at 8 AM with Air Tanzania
3.45 PM Arrival in Dar




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