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Newly established Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA) started operating

Nov 1st, 2015
Joint GIZ NRM/TAWA representative office in Dar

On 8th of October 2015 the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) officially nominated the members of the interim secretariat for the newly established Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA). Mr. Martin Loibooki (former Director of Conservation -TANAPA) was appointed to be the Acting Director General of TAWA and is being supported by a team of three acting directors, a chief accountant and a manager for legal services. The GIZ NRM project supports the acting secretariat to finalize all necessary documents including strategic plan, financial plan and scheme of service to ensure that TAWA is operational in the next financial year.

Right in time the renovation of the joint project office for GIZ NRM team and TAWA representatives in Dar was also successfully completed and accommodates part of the TAWA secretariat as well as the GIZ NRM team.