Based on evaluations of Tanzania’s historical investments, financial institutions, and the country’s investment and environment outlook, a general lack of understand of the Cleaner Production (CP) concept and high interestet rates, which made loans for CP project cost-prohibitive to small and medium-sized business, were identified as main barriers to CP investment and projects. UNEP and the project partners identified knowledge transfer and capacity building efforts as essential in overcoming the barriers to CP investment. A number of in country training events were conducted to create and built the capability of staff in companies and financial institutions to develop and promote CP investments. Project activities were completed in June 2002.
The Director of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism acted as National Focal Point of the project, as well as host institution to the National Project Coordinator. A National Project Coordinator, located at DNR, was responsible for the implementation of activities and acted as operational liaison with the Paris-based Project Team. A National Advisory Board gathered at least twice a year and provided guidance and advice to the project. The Board's members had been chosen so as to represent the project's main stakeholders, including: DNR (Chair), the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Energy and Transport, the Zimbabwe Investment Centre, the Environmental Forum for Zimbabwe, the Standards Association of Zimbabwe, the Bankers' Association, the IFC, the Danish International Cooperation Agency (DANIDA), the Cleaner Production Centre of Zimbabwe, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and UNEP.
The following documents provide an overview of some project activities and outcomes:
Zimbabwe Investment and Environment
Zimbabwe Survey of Financial Institutions
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