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.
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:
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.
DPGE is organized into three main sub-groups structured to enhance in-depth discussions and dialogue on specific topics, to enhance cross learning and determine the best course of actions.