1.            Introduction

Leveraging: gaining more input from others key players well and above what had been planned.

The project has successfully managed to leverage more input from Governments, (National and District) by having more time and resources put into biodiversity conservation issues.  It is evident that, the senior Government officials are now spending more time in activities that have a bearing to biodiversity conservation at key project sites.

Just to mention a few:-

The following are detailed leveraging that implied direct expenses.


2.            USAID/EPIQ

This was the first institutional leveraging that we got in 1998.  USAID EPIQ programme funded our first study on Articulation of Biodiversity related to policies at local level.  The initial input was to a tune of some US$25,000.  The activity was supervised by our project to fit our needs.  We only paid for local facilitation fee.

The output of the study was shared by relevant stakeholders including National through a national workshop.  The report is available.


3.            MBG/NHT Plant collection and species identification

This had been one of the relevant outputs of our baseline data on Biodiversity.  The Missouri Botanical Gardens in collaboration with the National Herbarium of Tanzania (Based in Arusha TPRI) has funded the bulk of this professional specie identification activity.

We give a good estimate of a minimum of some US$50,000 approximately 40,000,000/= since 1998 salary, specimen processing and identifying time.  Our national component had incurred approximately 10 million.

The activity started as a Tanzania Botanical training programme and now an actual field Botanical collection programme which will feed into the overall biodiversity baseline information and management plans.

The activity is ongoing and has recently gained interest from Rhodes University (South Africa) and the KEW garden is OK.


4.         FAO - SEAGA Links

Through our link with the FAO office, we got a funding for funding facilitation of training on Social Economic and gender Analysis as it relates to Biodiversity and Local Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

The following was for a two week workshop with facilitators from FAO Rome (two), Zimbabwe, Dar-es-Salaam (three) and Cooperative College.  All costs for facilitators and the out of pocket allowance for all participants were paid by FAO Links project.

The National component paid for full board and local transport.  Participants were drawn from four each sites in Tanzania, Key NGO partners and one from each of the project sites in Kenya and Uganda.

There are confirmations of further training of trainers course to be funded in the same way in the second quarter 2001.  Already FAO Links have approved an initial US$8,000 input.

This increases leveraging between interested partners.  This support is from FAO Rome through the Country FAO representation in collaboration with the National institution, “Food and Nutrition center”.


5.         FAO – MA&D

This was a link to the FAO country office through its Links programme.

It facilitated attendance of a Monduli project participation to Rome who is now the lead in introduction to Market enterprise Analysis and Development.  It is an ongoing network of some ten developing countries in the world sharing their experiences especially in alternative income generating or poverty reduction activities.

It is expected that this FAO leveraging will keep on increasing


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