Development cooperation ,18.12.2015

Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI), Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in Zanzibar


The Overall Objective (intended long-term impact) of the Project is improved utilisation of geospatial information in spatial planning and management in Zanzibar. The Project will improve access to spatial information and thus possibilities for inter-agency cooperation and public participation in environmental and other spatial planning and management processes. Easy access to spatial information is a precondition for private sector involvement in economic development, participatory democracy, good governance (transparency), reduction of inequalities and fair sharing of benefits from natural resources, which all contribute to poverty reduction. More efficient data sharing will create savings by reducing duplication of work by various agencies. In particular, accurate coastal and marine spatial data also support the planning of adaptation to climate change, which is imperative for small islands communities like Zanzibar. The project lasts for 3 years from 2016-2018 and its budget is 719 000 €. Results areas are: 1) Increased capacity for developing and maintaining the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) 2) Increased capacity for ecosystem-based planning and management of coastal zones, maritime activities and the marine environment 3) Improved geospatial capacities at partner organisations

Funding decision  18.12.2015

719 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

  • Suomen julkinen sektori
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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