Assignment Location within country:
Uluguru and Chome Nature Reserve
Duration of assignment (months):
6 months
Name of Client :
UNDP and MNRT (Forestry and Beekeeping Division )
Professional Staff provided by your
Prof PKT Munishi – Team Leader carbon Assessment
Mr. Deo D. Shirima – Project assistant – Carbon Assessment
Start Date
September 2009
Completion Date
April 2010

Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved and Functions Performed:
Prof PKT Munishi: Overall Project Leadership, Development of Data capture Tools for Carbon assessment, Coordination of Field data collection, Data Analysis, Reporting
Detailed Narrative Description of Project: The major objective of the project was to provide adequate information on the values of the Uluguru and Chome Nature Reserves in relation to carbon storage, carbon sink, factors influencing the carbon stock, and set the permanent modalities for measuring and assessing carbon stock change within the reserves, threats and resource demand, allowing the carbon stores in the forests to increase to their natural maximum levels.

Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by your Staff:
Establish and Map Permanent Carbon Monitoring Plots along an altitudinal gradient to establish variations in carbon storage with altitude
Measure the Carbon Plots to Determine Carbon Stocks
Establish modalities for monitoring carbon fluxes over time to determine the carbon sequestration potential of the forests
Determine the factors driving forest degradation in the two nature reserves