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New plans: Katavi - Mahale Project

Dec 15th, 2017

Beginning of this month some of our NRM team members went on a field visit to Katavi National Park and Mahale National Park. Aim of the visit was to get an oversight on the environmental challenges in the region. During their trip they were accompanied by Julia Hannig, counsellor at the German Embassy.

With its population of chimpanzees the Katavi – Mahale Forest Corridor is of high conservation value, is however threatened by land transformation and unsustainable water use. In this context the area is earmarked for an upcoming KfW project, mainly supporting infrastructure development in and around the protected areas and a GIZ International Cimate Inititive (IKI) project which will address sustainable water management in the Katuma River basin. The joint duty trip allowed to identify future synergies between KfW, GIZ NRM and IKI Rukwa Basin Water Management Project.