Tanzania is highly vulnerable to climate change. Severe drought and flooding events have been experienced all over the country with negative consequences in food production and water availability. Climate change projections show heavy precipitation events as well as heat waves are expected to increase, leading to higher risks of loss and damages in various sectors.

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The number of students - in particular female students - studying at the Water Development and Management Institute (WDMI)) has significantly increased. Female enrolment is up from less than 5% in 2010 to 23% in 2015, mainly a result of the student financing facility provided by the Water Technician Fund (WTF). Officially registered in 2013 as a Trustee Fund, the WTF is effectively operating since 2015 when it received an initial grant of 300 million TZS from its main patron MoWI.

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“Achieving the SDGs on Water and Sanitation” was the main theme of the 6th Africa Water Week (AWW), which took place in Dar es Salaam, 18-22 July 2016. Hon. Eng. Gerson Lwenge of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation – the main partner and lead executing agency of the GIZ Water Programme – was not only the Host Minister of the event, but was also handed the Presidency of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW).

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