In the event that brought together invitees from within and outside country including Sokoine University of Agriculture Community members and Norways International climate and forest initiative (NICFI),Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) delegations. The event was held 19th June 2016 at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Climate Change Modeling Laboratory Building

In His speech the guest of Honor, Minister of state in vice presidents office Union Affairs and Environment Hon.January Y.Makamba (MP) thanked the Norwegian government for the bold decisions to finance the project that lead to establish National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) and that Tanzania will benefit a lot in the future as the environments are important factor in the pursuit of development

Hon.January Makamba Giving His Speech

Hon.January Makamba Giving His Speech

Earlier in His opening speech the Sokoine university of Agriculture Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof.Peter Gillah explained the centers objectives, and achievements made since the project begin

Prof.Peter Gillah (SUA DVC-Academic) giving opening speech and project overviews

Prof.Peter Gillah (SUA DVC-Academic) during the opening speech and project overviews

On the other side the Norwegian ambassador to Tanzania Ms.Hanne-Marie Arksaad commended the efforts made to complete the centre and She used the opportunity to explain the long relationship between Tanzania and Norway in the support of Development

Ambassador Ms.Hanne-Marie Arksaad adressing the audience

Ambassador Ms.Hanne-Marie Arksaad adressing the audience

Norways International climate and forest initiative (NICFI) Deputy Director Mr.Andreas Tveteraas insisted on the Importance of conserving Soil and Forest as it contains the large stock of Carbon which in turn it benefits us

Deputy Director Mr.Andreas Tveteraas giving speech during the the event

Deputy Director Mr.Andreas Tveteraas giving speech during the the event

The NCMC is based in Sokoine university of Agriculture (SUA) Morogoro, is the institution that will manage an effective national system of measuring, reporting and verification of carbon in forest ecosystems for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the international community on behalf of the nation. While initial focus will be on Carbon emission reductions in the forestry Sector.

Hon January Y.Makamba and Norwegian Ambassador Officiating NCMC 19 May 2016

Hon January Y.Makamba and Norwegian Ambassador during the official launch of NCMC, 19th May 2016

College of Wildlife Forest and Tourism (CFWT) of Sokoine University of Agriculture has been appointed by the Government of United Republic of Tanzania to be the host institution for National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC). This appointment was officiated by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Vice-President’s Office, Mr Sazi Salula, and the SUA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerald Monela, on 30th July 2014 in Dar es Salaam.

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Written by: lazaro luhusa