14 Jul 2021
Assessing the Evidence: Climate Change and Migration in the United Republic of Tanzania Executive Summary (Swahili)
This summary brief in Swahili accompanies the English-language publication Assessing the Evidence: Migration, Environment and Climate Change in the United Republic of Tanzania and is intended for use by policymakers and practitioners.
This brief provides an executive summary of the report as well as detailed explanations of the key conceptual graphics and climate change projection outputs presented. The publication attempts to comprehensively address climate change impacts in the United Republic of Tanzania, current mobility patterns and trends, and the possible linkages between them. The majority of Tanzanians live in rural areas and depend on rain-fed smallholder farms and pasture that are expected to suffer significant impacts as a consequence of climate change. This report focuses mainly on the internal, rural-to-rural migration flows that are still prevalent in the country. It provides an analysis of the existing research on both climate change and migration in the country, drawing from evidence from the wider climate and migration literature. The main findings establish a first evidence base for future policymaking and investigation in the country.
This report is a joint effort between the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and IOM, supported by a number of external contributors.