This is a five year project funded by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED). The aim of the project is to build the capacity of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) through research and education. It also intends to enhance capacity building on climate change in relation to vulnerability and resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities with an explicit focus on coastal resource governance, community access, control, and rights to coastal resources, participation in decision-making, and gender roles in coastal Tanzania and Zanzibar.
The project will do all this by establishing a Master’s Program and a PhD program on climate change related disciplines at SUZA and UDSM respectively. The project will also provide scholarships to 7 PhD and 48 Master’s students. Additionally, it will support the development of research and ICT infrastructure in the universities.