GCRF Development Corridors Partnership (DCP)

Lead Research Organisation: World Conservation Monitoring Ctr WCMC
Department Name: Science Unit

Abstract

The concept of 'development corridors' is increasingly used to support economic growth in Africa, driven by international as well as national interests. Development corridors have tremendous development potential yet they face significant challenges. These include uneven development impacts, traversing so-called "underutilised" lands that are generally already populated and managed, and vulnerability to climate change. Such challenges result in a lack of appropriate research capacity in the region. This proposal aims to addresses these challenges through engagement with decision makers and by developing relevant capacity within research institutions and researchers in eastern Africa, China and the UK. The research is targeted to generate decision-relevant evidence and feed it into key decision making processes in order to improve the sustainable development outcomes of investments in development corridors.

The proposal is focused on corridors in eastern Africa, particularly the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and the Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) in Kenya. The consortium is led by the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), who would be contracted as 'WCMC', and comprises five universities (Cambridge, London School of Economics, Nairobi, Sokoine University of Agriculture and York) and three boundary agents (World-Wide Fund for Nature (Tanzania), African Conservation Centre (ACC) and the China National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The work is structured around three outcomes and six Work Packages, fully integrating research and capacity development, and significant policy engagement and outreach.

Planned Impact

Together the members of our consortium members are extremely well linked into a number of different mechanisms and processes that will deliver direct impact through the generation of timely, decision relevant research in the short and medium term. We also envisage a longer term impact through a legacy of early-career researchers, senior research leaders, and institutions trained in three different regions who would be available to work with other countries and agencies on issues related to large scale development corridors and how best to plan and implement them in the developing country context, especially in Africa.
At the national scale WWF-Tanzania and ACC in Kenya are members of the SAGCOT and LAPSSET corridor management structures and hence have a direct voice in these bodies. This project will strengthen their roles in these agencies and allow their input to be informed by relevant, demand-driven research for the specific corridor areas. We see this engagement as a critical part of the impact pathway to influence the decisions made around the current set of development corridors. The likelihood of this happening is strengthened through the commitment by SAGCOT to using the project results.
In China, researchers have been called upon by central government to support the implementation of the country's 13th Five Year Plan, including the country's overseas development assistance and foreign investment such as the Belt and Road Initiative. The country is seeking institutional capital development to ensure that these funds are invested in a sustainable manner in order to realise its international commitments, including the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. NCSC houses many of the researchers who have been tasked with providing such support to central government. It sits within China's leading economic and development ministry, NDRC, and therefore has extensive convening power across a range of relevant government departments and research institutes. This influence, together with NCSC's experience of South-South Cooperation mechanisms, actively promoting knowledge sharing on climate resilient sustainable development, means that the capacity built will influence China's growing corridor investment in East Africa and other target countries of the Belt and Road Initiative.
At international scale, collectively, the UK-based partners will be able to work through their excellent networks within the UN system, within national governments in East Africa and China, and with both academic and civil society partners to present the project results so that they can inform the design of development corridors in other countries. For example, UNEP-WCMC will be able to disseminate the results to the East African Community via the UN Economic Commission for Africa and to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment. UKAID supported work (through the Darwin Initiative) on mainstreaming biodiversity into national development plans, including through an African Leadership Group, will also contribute to upscaling project results to additional African countries.
UNEP-WCMC is also working to support countries in delivering on the SDGs, in particular recognising the environmental dimension to multiple SDG targets including those related to agriculture, water, growth, infrastructure, cities, and climate change. UNEP-WCMC and WWF are also working with the extractive, oil and gas, agriculture, and marine transport industries to integrate natural capital into their operations. These industries are often at the heart of growth corridor development. Both UNEP-WCMC and WWF will use this experience to build the capacity of researchers in Kenya, Tanzania and China to make the business case for the integration of natural capital into corridor design.

Publications

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Achieng CO (2019) Prospects of scenario planning for Kenya's protected ecosystems: An example of Mount Marsabit. in Current Research in Environmental Sustainability

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United Nations Environment Programme (2019) Making Infrastructure Resource Efficient

 
Title Photographic exhibition: Pastoralists under Pressure: Political, socioeconomic, and climate challenges in East Africa 
Description Exhibition in the JB Morrell Library to present the complex concept of climate change 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Population growth, climate change and environmental degradation are just some of the challenges facing communities around the world over the coming decades.  One group of people that are particularly under pressure due to their traditional free-ranging livelihoods are pastoral populations in Africa - such as the Fulani, the Maasai and the Samburu. To address these challenges, interdisciplinary research at the University of York has been investigating human-environment interactions in East Africa, to assess the sustainable use of the local environment and resources. Some of this ongoing research was highlighted as part of an exhibition in the JB Morrell Library which presents the complex concept of climate change in a way that makes it accessible for a non-specialist audience. Exhibition viewers experienced different ways of investigating socio-environmental transformations and different voices from Kenya and Tanzania, taking them closer to stories on the environmental changes and its social, political and historical contexts. To further explore the variety of research being undertaken, a talk and panel debate took place. This explored some of these challenges facing pastoralists, and discuss the value, and future development, of research from the project. 
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-2019/pastoralism-pressure/
 
Description Contributing author to IPCC processes
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Participation in working group
 
Description Development Corridor Partnership Stakeholder Workshop, 4 April 2019, Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description EMG Nexus Dialogue on Sustainable Infrastructure Outcome statement
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Provided contributions to outcome statement following discussions held during the Nexus Dialogue on sustainable infrastructure
 
Description Input into national climate change planning process
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Participated in national climate change consultations
 
Description SAGCOT Green Growth Initiative
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact DCP are providing expert input to SAGCOT Centre Ltd (implementing body of SAGCOT corridor) strategy for the next 5 years. We will support their Kilombero cluster development plan, we will develop a climate adaptation plan and we will help them to improve their inclusive green growth tool. We also have one of our consultants involved in the SAGCOT environmental feeder group representing DCP.
URL http://sagcot.co.tz/index.php/mdocs-posts/a-framework-for-agriculture-green-growth/
 
Description Stakeholders Environmental Assessment for Wind Power and Biodiversity in Kenya National Consultative Meeting, 12 March 2019, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Subsequent phases in the design of the Standard Gauge Railway
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Application of participatory scenario planning
 
Description Total
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Supplied data to TOTAL, contributing to rerouting of pipeline proposal around a nature reserve (missing from pre-existing data set). Provided further general input and advice
 
Description Aligning the financial system and infrastructure investments with sustainable development - a transformational approach
Amount $2,000,000 (USD)
Funding ID gef 9775 
Organisation World Bank Group 
Department Global Environment Facility
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2020
 
Description Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas 2020 pan-Africanist conference
Amount $73,000 (USD)
Organisation International Development Research Centre 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description NERC-DFID Future Climate For Africa extension
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M020037/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
End 03/2021
 
Title ARCGIS collect mobile app 
Description ArcGIS software was used to randomly select the households and the Sampled points were loaded to ARCGIS collect mobile app , where the enumerators would use the points as their reference points to navigate to the nearby households. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The researchers achieved a random sample of the respondents in that all household in the study site had equal chances of being selected. 
 
Title Climate Change Adaptation Methodology 
Description The methodology includes how to prioritize the adaptation issues based on climate risk mapping, how to set up adaptation goals, how to design the adaptation pathway and choose the corresponding adaptation options based on theoretical adaptation mechanism, and how to monitor & evaluate the adaptation practice and how to define the success of adaptation action. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Based on the adaptation methodology, there are some innovations in the Study Report of SAGCOT Adaptation Planning; for example, how to set up the adaptation goals, how to develop the reasonable adaptation pathways to bridge the gap of enhanced climate risk and and the on-ground adaptation measures; the adaptation technology system (ATS) will be archived in the report, which would be helpful for South-South Cooperation on technology transfer. 
 
Title Household questionnaire 
Description Used for primary data collection in the households living in the development corridors. The data collected using this tool include the socio-economic characteristics of the households, land use, water resources sources and uses, biodiversity and environmental safeguards, public participation. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Enhanced understanding on the perceptions of the general public on the impacts of development corridors on water resources, land use and biodiversity; their involvement in decision making process and environmental impact assessments in the Development corridors (SGR & LAPSET) 
 
Title Kesho 
Description KESHO is a scenario framework named from the Swahili word for "tomorrow" or "later". Scenario frameworks are used in planning future adaptation strategies; increasingly needed under a future characterised by changing demographic, environment and development pathways. Scenario tools offer the opportunity to consider multiple dimensions (e.g. socio-economic and environmental), to explore multiple alternatives and account for uncertainty around the future events and the impact of different future pathways. To address challenges of social-ecological systems in face of global to local pressures, we developed a participatory framework to model land use and land cover change (LULCC) scenarios at local, regional and national scales. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact KESHO was developed and first applied in East Africa in 2014 in the York Institute for Tropical Ecosystems. It is being applied to DCP to investigate the interactions between large Chinese foreign direct investments in Development Corridors on land use transitions in Kenya and Tanzania. 
 
Title Key informant schedules 
Description Used to gather insights of those with relevant experience in the area of development corridors and natural resource conservation and management and other stakeholders. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Understand the strengths, challenges and opportunities of the decision makers, project developers and implementors; the lessons they have learned from previous mega development projects that would help inform future developments; Developement of a set of strong recommendations that will contribute to resilient, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the development corridors. 
 
Title A methodological framework to assess impacts of development corridors applying the mitigation hierarchy 
Description A model to measure impacts from large scale infrastructure projects in a spatially explicit way and determine action to be taken to minimise those impacts 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impacts yet 
 
Title Calibration System for Climate Scenarios of Precipitation Based on Gamma Distribution-V1.0 
Description (Lin Zhou & Yinlong Xu, China's patent registrition No. 2016SR303828) The coefficients function is obtained from the comparison of the Gamma Distribution extracted from present-time precipitation observation (normally baseline of 1961-1990, or other 30-year time-slice) and the future time-slice climate scenarios for a time interval (several years to several decades), then the function is applied in the daily precipitation correction to generate a new dataset of climate scenarios from original outputs of regional or global climate models, the new climate scenerios datasets would be used for climate risk mapping with reduced bias. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The software is used in DCP project for climate risk analysis in Kenya and Tanzania. 
 
Title Calibration System for Climate Scenarios of Surface Air Temperature Based on Gaussian Distribution-V1.0 
Description (Lin Zhou & Yinlong Xu, China's patent registrition No. 2016SR303637) The coefficients function is obtained from the comparison of the Gaussian Distribution extracted from present-time temperature observation (normally baseline of 1961-1990, or other 30-year time-slice) and the future time-slice climate scenarios for a time interval (several years to several decades), then the function is applied in the daily temperature correction to generate a new dataset of climate scenarios from original outputs of regional or global climate models, the new climate scnerios dataset would be used for climate risk mapping with reduced bias. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The software is used in DCP project for climate risk analysis in Kenya and Tanzania. 
 
Title Comparison of Statistical and Dynamic Downscaling Techniques in Generating High-resolution Temperatures in China from CMIP5 GCMs. 
Description The combined statistical and dynamic downscaling techniques were developed for generation of high-resolution climate scenarios for multi-model analysis on climate risks, and the uncertainties were well addressed. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The analysis method and software is used as a reference in the DCP project for climate risk analysis in Kenya and Tanzania. 
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00704-019-02969-8
 
Title Development corridors in Africa 
Description The aim is to create a spatial and tabular database of development corridors in Africa (DCDB) and 170 records have been collected and included in the database to date. The DCDB will be composed of two linked datasets: a tabular dataset and a spatial dataset. The tabular dataset will include a series of quantitative and qualitative descriptors about development corridors. For those corridors for which there is spatial data, these data will be compiled into a spatial dataset. Both datasets will be linked through a numerical unique identifier per corridor. While the scope of this work is Africa only, other corridor datasets will also be collected and classified if encountered. It is expected that this database could form the basis of a global corridors database in the future. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Better inform decision makers about the extend and impact of development corridors in Africa 
 
Title Household survey data 
Description Socio economic data of the households, the sources of water, uses, supply and demand and their perceptions on the impacts of the SGR ; the mitigation measures that would help minimise the negative impacts; their involvement in decision making for development corridors and in the environmental and social impact assessments. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This wil inform the project implementers on the most effective mitigation measures for the negative impacts experienced in the corridors. 
 
Title Hydrosheds of the SGR corridors 
Description Hydrosheds and watersheds based on a 30m DEM. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This will help in understanding the drainage channels traversed by the development corridors and how they are impacted upon by these projects. It is also crucial to map the surface water resources available in the corridor. For sustainable development to be achieved, land cover/use and water resources should be considered among other resources during the planning, designing and implementation of development projects. 
 
Title Kilombero CDF Data table 
Description This is a data collection table that stores currently available data. Partners have done extensive work in the Kilombero valley and data will be shared to support inclusive green growth and sustainable agricultural transformation in the Kilombero cluster. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The table will aid in learning and assessing what data would be available for the Kilombero cluster profile. This knowledge will be used to help frame the Kilombero CDF planning process, and ultimately the actual plan. 
 
Title Land use/cover maps 
Description Land use and land cover maps of the SGR corridor derived from landsat images have been produced for 2000, 2010 and 2019. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This helps in understanding how land use has changed over time in the corridor and how these changes have been influenced by the development corridors. 
 
Title Projected changes in extreme precipitation events over China in the 21st century using PRECIS. 
Description The changes of occurrence and intensity of extreme precipitation events in China during 21st century were analyzed with high-resolution climate scenarios. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The analysis method and software is used as a reference in the DCP project for climate risk analysis in Kenya and Tanzania. 
URL https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/cr/v79/n2/p91-107/
 
Description Beijing Municipal Government/ Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Swenja Surminski (LSE) has been teaching sustainable finance - related content at CISL programme for Beijing Municipal Government - with a focus on how Chinese investments can drive sustainable development
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, training of staff
Impact Capacity building
Start Year 2018
 
Description Biodiversity Revisited steering committee 
Organisation Biodiversity Revisited project partners
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Biodiversity Revisited is a joint initiative between the Luc Hoffmann Institute, WWF, Future Earth, ETH Zürich Department of Environmental Systems Science, the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) and the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) at University College London. UNEP-WCNC China representative contributes to the steering committee, providing input and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and intellectual input
Impact Participation in steering commitee
Start Year 2019
 
Description C40 China Office 
Organisation C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The framework of the study report on SAGCOT Adaptation Planning was shared by CAAS with C40 China Office to be used as a reference for C40's work on urban adaptation planning.
Collaborator Contribution The framework of the study report on SAGCOT Adaptation Planning was shared with C40 China Office to be used as a reference for C40's work on urban adaptation planning. CAAS and C40 continue to work together on China's 14th 5-year urban adaptation planning in several cities with typical climate change challenges.
Impact SAGCOT Adaptation Planning
Start Year 2019
 
Description Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS) 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CAAS shared the framework of the study report on SAGCOT Adaptation Planning was shared with CAMS. The experiences working within DCP were also shared to support the development of CAMS international collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provide scientific advice on the SAGCOT adaptation planning and assist climate mapping analyses in Kenya and Tanzania. CAAS team members (Yinlong Xu and Kuo Li) had worked together with Yanxia Zhao on book of Studies on Critical Isues of Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in China, 2014, China Meteorological Press, Beijing (Yinlong Xu: Chief Editor; Yanxia Zhao: co-author).
Impact SAGCOT adaptation planning
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Africa Sustainability Network (ASNET) 
Organisation Africa Sustainability Network
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution LSE post doc Kate Gannon has become the founding board member of the African Sustainability Network (ASNET - https://africansustainabilitynetwork.org), which aims to implement the 17th Sustainable Development Goal on achieving sustainable development through global partnerships. This collaboration emerged directly from engagement with founder Reinhard Bonke, also of Friends of Narobi National Park, during DCP fieldwork looking at the Northern Corridor. So far her role has been supporting the founder to develop the strategic vision for ASNET, support the preparation of funding documents and reviewing ASNET communications.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, intellectual input, exposure to new stakeholders
Impact Capacity building events
Start Year 2019
 
Description Durrel Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent (DICE UoK) 
Organisation University of Kent
Department Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Diego Juffe (UNEP-WCMC DCP Research Scientist) is now doing a PhD with DICE. The focus is on risk assessment and impact management of large scale infrastructure projects using development corridors in Kenya and Tanzania as case studies.
Collaborator Contribution The PhD work plan is directly relevant to achieving some of DCP outcomes around improving EIA/SEA practices and incorporating best international practice on impact mitigation into corridors planning and implementation
Impact Mitigation hierarchy workshops
Start Year 2019
 
Description ISNAD Mentoring for Research Programme 
Organisation International Support Network for African Development
Country Nigeria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Swenja Surminski (LSE) has accepted the invitation to mentor researchers based in Africa by International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa).
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, training of staff
Impact Capacity building events
Start Year 2019
 
Description IUCN 
Organisation International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A collaboration between WWF TCO and IUCN was formed to support the preparation of Kilombero CDF and application of the IGG toolkit based around SAGCOT corridor. Expertise, intellectual input, exposure to new stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution IUCN also focuses on this area, so DCP and IUCN partners will work together to support the development of the Kilombero cluster. Expertise, intellectual input, exposure to new stakeholders.
Impact Reviews of SAGCOT's new strategic plan and input to advisory group
Start Year 2019
 
Description Next Einstein Forum 
Organisation Next Einstein Forum
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution University of York provide expertise, intellectual input, design of workshop, writing of proposals, access to data
Collaborator Contribution The Next Einstein Forum has a graduate school in Kigali they support scholarships of fifteen students in climate change, AI , and other areas , fellowships for women in climate change science - some of which I have been awarded, conduct one week science events across many countries on the continent every year, support training of women in STEM, run scientific exchanges, have selected ambassadors, among many other activities. They have a fellowship for 25 scientists across the continent . They offer an opportunity for us to engage a wider audience be on the conservation and environmental science sector. In particular they have strong relationships with the private sector which I believe is an asset to their work. They also have wide communications reach across the continent in every country and good relationships with high-level science and education ministries at national level. All of their work as intended for science to have relevance on the ground, and to promote more collaboration within the continent, supporting training and centres to maintain scientist with in the continent rather than moving abroad. They're trying to tackle these issues of international scientific attrition. All of this information and the scope of their research portfolio is available on their website https://nef.org/ . There are a number of diverse actors coming to these events is an excellent networking opportunity there are also training workshops , panel discussions, showcased events from the private sector, links to many of the major conservation and investment players across the continent,and a number of other activities.
Impact Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas 2020 pan-Africanist conference
Start Year 2019
 
Description SAGCOT Centre Ltd 
Organisation SAGCOT
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DCP are providing expert input to SAGCOT Centre Ltd (implementing body of SAGCOT corridor) strategy for the next 5 years. We will support their Kilombero cluster development plan, develop a climate adaptation plan and help them to improve their inclusive green growth tool. We also have one of our consultants involved in the SAGCOT environmental feeder group representing DCP. One component of the final proposal of SAGCOT's new strategic plan has been assigned to DCP to lead on a lessons learned analysis of cluster development planning and inclusive green growth implementation in 2 clusters (Ihemi and Mbarali) in order to inform future work in the Kilombero cluster.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is the direct implementer of SAGCOT corridor and planning and will work with DCP and seek input and advice.
Impact Review of strategic plans and membership of Environmental Feeder Group
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (UNEP) 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Environment Programme
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Policy brief was co-produced and decision was made to keep connected should any opportunities arise. We provided substantial inputs into the policy brief, launched at the World Economic Forum.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the content of policy brief.
Impact Policy brief: Making Infrastructure Resource Efficient
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sustainable Investment Programme, WWF 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilities were provided by WWF TCO for SEA training co-hosted with the Sustainabile Investment Programme
Collaborator Contribution Training was provided by partners to government officials on SEA guidelines
Impact SEA Workshop
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Copenhagen 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Neil Burgess (UNEP-WCMC) is associate professor at this university and therefore there is possibly every year for a Masters student to carry out a project with DCP partners. A student was co-supervised in 2019. DCP provided expert input, access to data and allowed use of facilities. A field work trip was also organised for the student.
Collaborator Contribution Theses provide directly relevant research. The project this year developed a 20 m resolution land cover map of the kilombero catchment and made an assessment on the status of wildlife corridors for elephants.
Impact MSc theses and land cover maps
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Glasgow 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Diego Juffe and Neil Burgess (UNEP--WCMC) are co-supervising (along with Grant Hopcraft) the PhD "Predicting impacts of new infrastructure developments on wildlife movement". The project aims to develop a predictive modelling framework that can be used to inform on potential impacts of new infrastructure developments on wildlife movement. We provide expert input, access to data and use of facilities, and are developing case studies that will involved field work and engagement with partners in Kenya and Tanzania.
Collaborator Contribution This PhD is likely to make a stong contribution to impact assessment of infrastructure projects on species movements in places where data is not available and/or poor quality. DCP partners will be very important to the success of the PhD providing technnical input, mentoring, contacts and networks to develop real world case studies and applications.
Impact Presentation of early findings
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of York Department of Environment and Geography, Department of Politics and Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus, Stockholm Environment Institute 
Organisation Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Department Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise, intellectual input, design of workshop, writing of proposals
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, intellectual input, design of workshop, writing of proposals, access to data
Impact A talk or presentation or debate- Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Brown Bag, Nairobi Kenya
Start Year 2018
 
Description WWF African Ecological Futures Programme- 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Co-managed and designed project to determine the Ecological Assessment of the impacts of Linear Infrastructure. The ACC team is leading the administration, providing technical/scientific research and oversight in the partnership. The team has designed the research process and developed other beneficial partnerships with researchers on the ground to deliver this project.
Collaborator Contribution The partner (AEF-WWF) has provided financial support towards the delivery of the project. This includes contribution to equipment costs, field expenses, technical support and undertaking of the project
Impact Stakeholder engagement
Start Year 2019
 
Description WWF Kenya 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a data exchange around the Development Corridors database for Africa. We provide data, expert input and our time to work together to get the best data on infrastructure we can.
Collaborator Contribution WWF provide data and will manage the database upon the completion of the DCP project.
Impact Development Corridors database for Africa
Start Year 2019
 
Description WWF Ruvuma Landscape Programme 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A collaboration between WWF TCO and the WWF Ruvuma Landscape Programme was established, allowing a DCP researcher to engage with district officials and better understand the Mtwara corridor, and inform research.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, intellectual input, exposure to new stakeholders
Impact Stakeholder engagement
Start Year 2019
 
Description 6th International Conference organised by the French Red Cross Foundation, ICHA (International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs) and IRD (French Institute for Research and Development) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Humanitarian Transition in Kenya: Actors, dynamics and ethics. Conference. 6th International Conference organised by the French Red Cross Foundation, ICHA (International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs) and IRD (French Institute for Research and Development), 29-30 October 2019, Boma Hotel Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Moderator: Round table no. 2 "Natural disaster & climate change management policies: the challenges of a multi-stakeholder approach in a devolved context"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Integrated Land and Water Management (IWLM) workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Facilitated by WWF TCO. Training given to member of Ndembera Water Users Associations (WUAs) and Village Land Use Plan Committees on application of Integrated Land and Water Management (IWLM). Water resource restoration action plans implemented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 14th International CSR Forum, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCP representive from UNEP-WCMC China attened and co-hosted of Nature for Business session, together with the Natural Capital Coalition, GoldenBee Co., Ltd. Session entitled 'Beyond business success, responsibility supports the future'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description African Academy of Science Climate Change and Environment Working Group, Accra Ghana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Associated to the IPCC outreach event, researchers from the University of York was invited to partake in setting up this working group and draft a white paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description African Academy of Science Meeting, Naivasha, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting on climate and land use change research attended by York researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of York researchers presented work encompassed in "Development corridors in Kenya - a scoping study the Standard Gauge Railway"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anticipating the arrival of the Standard Gauge Railway along Lake Victoria- Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Report from workshop presented in blog post on DCP website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog post about Participatory scenario planning and its use in the DCP project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of participatory scenario planning workshops and application given on DCP website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://developmentcorridors.org/project/participatory-scenario-planning/
 
Description British Institute of East Africa Annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Conference presentation on DCP scenario planning research given by the University of York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description China Geological Surveys' - East Asia Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Detailed DCP work in progress and potential to provide lessons for the Belt and Road Initiative.  Paper presented by DCP consultant,Jon Hobbs, with overview of DCP work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Chinese Academy of Agriculural Sciences annual meeting, Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Annual meeting for DCP in China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Connecting Minds in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented ongoing research to African scientists and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://events.aasciences.africa/
 
Description Conservation Alliance of Kenya Consultative Forum in Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented DCP research and findings (University of Nairobi and African Conservation Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Consultative meeting to undertake the climate change research and development priorities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IPCC public consultation presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Council of Governors' (CoG) Conference of environment and natural resource County Executive Committees in Nyahururu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented DCP work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DCP Annual Conference in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCP partners presented research to invited stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DCP Kenya national stakeholder workshop at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engaged with stakeholders, presenting DCP and initiating discussion and expert input
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Department of Sociology, Durham University, Durham, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Seminar presentation of DCP findings by researchers from the University of York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussions on DCP Contribution to SACGOT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SUA held a meeting with SAGCOT Centre Ltd to discuss the contribution of DCP to SAGCOT planning and implementation in Kilombero, Ihemi and Mbarali Clusters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Engagement with Oil for Development Programme (UNEP-WCMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Opportunities for collaboration were discussed and plans set for future meetings in 2020, led by researcher at UNEP-WCMC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Environmental Humanities Colloquium at the University of Pretoria, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented DCP work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing Urban Climate Resilience, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented ongoing research to South American scientists and practitioners, and outlined DCP methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www2.fundsforngos.org/environment-conservation-climate-change-and-ecology/uk-brazil-research...
 
Description Global Land Programme, Bern, Switzerland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of York conducted a half a day workshop on bayesian modelling and participatory scenario planning, and presented research on a systematic review had completed - i.e., "A critical comparative synthesis review of scenario analyses in mountain social-ecological systems" (with Tucker, C., Nolin, A., Reid, R., Marchant, R., Hopping, K., Capitani, C., Steger, C. and Klein, J.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Google AI African office launch, Accra, Ghana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At launch event, University of York researcher was invited to bring climate change research onto the AI agenda in Africa. Spoke on Emerging applications for AI for climate resilience and conservation beyond protected areas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Initial scoping field trips in Tanzania corridors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Initial scoping in the corridors (Iringa, Morogoro, Dar es Salaam regions in Tanzania) to introduce the project (November 2017 and July 2018).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dissemination activity of ongoing research to EIA specialists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interdisciplinary solutions for underserved areas (InterSol), Cairo, Egypt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact At pan Africanist conference, University of York researchers spoke on "Indigenous and scientific knowledge of soil regulation services, and factors effecting decision-making in agricultural landscapes in the Terai Plains of Nepal"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact DCP project presented by researcher at UNEP-WCMC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Global Development Centre, York UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented ongoing research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Mountain Conference, Innsbruck, Austria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Represented to present: "Opportunities for successful transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability across the world's mountains" and outlined DCP methodologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Kenya Stakeholders' workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The main goal of the stakeholder workshop was to bring together key stakeholders in development corridors in Kenya to discuss the results of the scoping report on development corridors in Kenya; learn from key government institutions and civil societies on their current and future activities around development corridors; and to prioritise research and capacity needs and identify key partnerships for the DCP research in Kenya.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Local Auhorities in Ihemi Cluster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SUA introduced DCP to relevant stakeholders within the SACGOT Corridor and policy representatives including Regional Commissioner and Regional Administrative Secretary , Iringa Region. Discussions on what research and input can be given to improve management of SACGOT Corridor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Meeting with Local Government Authorities in Kilombero Cluster (Kilombero, Ulanga and Malinyi Districts) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SUA led discussions, assessment and prioritisation of ecosystems and ecosystem services, Attendees included Regional Commissioner (RC)/Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) Morogoro Region, District Commissioner (DC)/District Administrative Secretary (DAS) Kilombero District , District Executive Director (DED) Kilombero District, District Executive Director (DED) Ulanga District and District Executive Director (DED) Malinyi District. All admitted and agreed on the need to incorporate ecosystem and environmental conservation in planning corridor activities. They also agreed to incorporate recommendations from the DCP project results in their planning process and thus they are major user of our findings as they unveil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Local Government Authorities in Mbarali Cluster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SUA led discussions, assessment and prioritisation of ecosystems and ecosystem services related to development corridors. Attendees included the Regional Administrative Secretary, Songwe Region. Agreed on the need to incorporate ecosystem and environmental conservation in planning corridor activities. They also agreed to incorporate recommendations from the DCP project results in their planning process and thus they are major user of our findings as they unveil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Local People in Kilombero Cluster (Kilombero, Ulanga and Malinyi Districts) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact SUA led discussions, assessment and prioritisation of ecosystems and ecosystem services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meetings with Ward Executive Officers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SUA led meetings to introduce the DCP project and discuss policy issues related to development corridors held with executive Officers for Mang'ula, Mbingu, Mlimba, Malinyi and Mahenge Wards and Village Executive Officer and Chair persons within these Wards. Agreed on the need to incorporate ecosystem and environmental conservation in planning corridor activities. They also agreed to incorporate recommendations from the DCP project results in their planning process and thus they are major user of our findings as they unveil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mitigation hierarchy course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UNEP-WCMC co-organised a one day course with The Biodiversity Consultancy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description National Integrated Lake Basin Management Strategy - Stakeholder Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Daniel Olago - National Integrated Lake Basin Management Strategy - Stakeholder Workshop, 9 January 2019, Kisumu, Kenya. Paper presented: Kenya National Integrated Lake Basin Management Strategy - An Overview. Strategy document developed for the Ministry of Water and Sanitation & Irrigation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nexus Dialogue on Sustainable Infrastructure for the Sustainable Development Goals, Geneva, February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCP representative from UNEP-WCMC China provided a talk in the session on "sustainable infrastructure in practice", drawing upon DCP work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2019
 
Description One to one stakeholder meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One to one meetings and interviews held by LSE researchers, with ongoing dialogue. Direct engagement and working relationships established with 40 key corridor actors involved in LAPSSET and Northern Corridor in Kenya and SAGCOT and Mtwara in Tanzania
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along SAGCOT, Kilombero Valley, Tanzania 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along the Standard Gauge Railway - Kisumu, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop delivered to conservationists, parastatals, businesses, Kenya Railway Corporation, spatial planners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along the Standard Gauge Railway - Mombasa, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop delivered by University of York researchers to conservationists, parastatals, businesses, Kenya Railway Corporation, spatial planners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along the Standard Gauge Railway - Nairobi, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop held by University of York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along the Standard Gauge Railway - Naivasha, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop delivered by York researchers to conservationists, parastatals, businesses, Kenya Railway Corporation, spatial planners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along the Standard Gauge Railway - Suswa, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop delivered to conservationists, parastatals, businesses, Kenya Railway Corporation, spatial planners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory scenario planning along the Standard Gauge Railway - Voi, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop given to conservationists, parastatals, businesses, Kenya Railway Corporation, spatial planners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pathways Africa conference, Nairobi, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of York researcher presented ongoing research at conference to US and African scientists and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/pathways-africa/
 
Description Peri Urban Resilient Ecosystems Launch and Stakeholder meeting, Windoek, Namibia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented ongoing research to Namibian scientists and practitioners, and outlined DCP methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.acdi.uct.ac.za/peri-urban-resilient-ecosystems-pure
 
Description Presentation at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, San Francisco 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the key components of the DCP project, entitled Development Corridors through Ecologically Sensitive Areas - in Kenya
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of results to DFID Office in Tanzania 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact LSE led presentation of results and discussion with DFID staff, guidance on how to target results and relevant audiences to achieve most impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Project features in a major Chinese online newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The launch of the project in Beijing on 17-18 September 2018 was covered by the large newspaper China Daily.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/weekly/2018-09/21/content_36956421.htm
 
Description Project inception and launch meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (6-9 November 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project inception and launch meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (6-9 November 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Project inception and launch meeting in Nairobi, Kenya (1-3 November 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project inception and launch meeting in Nairobi, Kenya (1-3 November 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Project launch and planning meeting in Beijing and Lishu, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project launch and planning meeting in Beijing and Lishu, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Project launch in Tanzania 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The official launching of the project in Tanzania was undertaken at the Bahari Beach Hotel on the 27th November 2018. The morning session of the meeting comprised the official launching by Prof Yonika Ngaga and then a series of talks by invited key stakeholders and experts on different subjects. This included government agencies as well as relevant researchers and conservation organisations such as for example the National Development Cooperation (NDC) agency, Tanzania Port Authority (TPA), Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), and SAGCOT corridor stakeholders. Overall it was clear from the talks that the concept of development corridors was well embedded in the thinking of multiple agencies and was providing a framework for significant action within Tanzania. This provided a great inspiration for the DCP team that their work was timely and relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ruvuma landscape vision 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact DCP project presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SAGCOT Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 10 researchers and officials from CARE-Alliance, UDSM, AWF, RBWB, OLWADO, TARI were invited to join SAGCOT Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building Workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania, April 2019. CAAS team firstly introduced the outline of Study Report of SAGCOT Adaptation Planning, then the invited experts and officials gave input and comments. Suggestions included focus on cultivation, pastoralism, and water resources, and proposed the priority issues for capacity building and adaptation actions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar on Livelihoods and Transformation at the African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at the University of Cape Town on livelihoods and transformation, DCP presented by University of York researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stakeholder workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LSE stakeholder workshop to present and discuss results, seek guidance on research design and project output. Established revised research plan and format of technical brief
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Brown Bag, Nairobi Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at SEI Africa, Links to research in the Water Energy Food Nexus, sharing of methods for scenario planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Training given to 89 government officials (across 3 events in 3 different regions) on the use and application of SEA guidelines. WWF TCO provided tools to design, evaluate or incorporate environmental and other sustainability aspects in policies, programmes and plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists' Conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof. Daniel Olago (University of Nairobi) invited Keynote Presentation. TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists' Conference. Theme: Water-Food-Climate/Energy Nexus and Policy in Africa, 23 - 25 October 2019, Nairobi Safari Club Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Invited Keynote Presentation: Water resources exploitation and management in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training on social research methods, Nairobi, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Two day training on social science research methods

Kenyan parastatals and private companies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Transport Task force, IUCN Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Transport Ecology webinar was co-designed and hosted, leading in to a week of training in Kenya led by Kenyan partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Oxford Long Term Ecology and Resource Stewardship Laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar at the Long term ecology and resource stewardship laboratory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Urban evolution scenarios planning workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scenario planning workshop run by University of York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WWF African Ecological Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCP project was presented by UNEP-WCMC PDRA and invited to be part of the core group developing the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop 'Stakeholder Engagement in Development Finance: Mediation, land rights and sustainable peace', organised by the School of Law, University of Glasgow. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation by Dr Gediminas Lesutis (University of Cambridge PDRA) on 'Stakeholder engagements: Lessons from Kenya and Mozambique, to share key lessons and research experiences.

Attended by Professionals and academics from a wide range of institutions and organizations involved in financing international development, including the World Bank, the EBRD, as well as representatives from NGOs and experts in mediation and land rights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop at African Conference on Linear Infrastructure and Ecology, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCP project presentation given by University of Nairobi and African Conservation Centre researchers on Development Corridors in Kenya - The Standard Gauge Railway, which led to several parallel discussions on possible collaboration areas with various groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop with the Namibian Council of Town Planners, City of Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of York led engagement with townplanners to learn about their priorities in development infrastructure and the role of ecological ecological infrastructure in disaster risk reduction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description World Biodiversity Forum, Davos 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ongoing DCP project work presented by Tobias Nyumba (University of Nairobi and African Conservation Centre)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description York Environmental Sustainability Institute Christmas Showcase, York, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented ongoing research to UK scientists and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019