IPCC Software Workshop Programme 19th April 2022 – 27th April 2022
National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania
Tanzania is a member state of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established in 1992. This convention calls on member states to reduce Green House Gases (GHGs) emissions from the atmosphere. The GHGs include Carbon dioxide, Methane, Nitrous oxide, Hydrofluorocarbons, Perfluorocarbons and Sulfur hexafluoride. Accumulation of these gases in the atmosphere is caused by various anthropogenic activities in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU), Energy, Industrial Processes and Products Use (IPPU), and Waste Management sectors. Increase in GHGs emissions in the atmosphere cause global warming which also impact the earth’s climate. Some of the impacts of climate change on the land include increased drought and frequent floods, food and water shortages, spread of infectious diseases, melting of Ice on high mountain such Mt. Kilimanjaro and on the Earth Poles as well as disappearing of small islands. There are national and international efforts to address climate change notably carbon trading though official markets-Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), or non-official markets- Voluntary carbon markets. At national level and as part of compliance to Paris agreement and international climate change treaties Tanzania established National Carbon Monitoring Centre, to provide technical support to the government on GHG emission accounting and communication.
The objective of the NCMC is to build national capacity to measure, verify and report adequately on Green House Gases (GHGs) at the national and international level.
NCMC was actively involved in the process of the National GHGs inventory through which the National Green House Gases (GHGs) inventory report of 2018 was produced. The process also yielded the GHGs Inventory MRV System and its management Plan. NCMC also has high experience in developing emission from land use land use change and Forestry sector gained in the process of developing the Tanzanian forest reference emission level (FREL). NCMC is mandated to coordinatee National GHGs Inventory and MRV system activities. Based on these roles, NCMC envisage to establish MRV systems for the other four sectors of Agriculture, Energy, Industrial Processes and Products Use (IPPU), and Waste Management.
NCMC through her technical team is currently engaging national experts from the sectors of Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU), Energy, Industrial Processes and Products Use (IPPU), and Waste Management to build technical support aimed at improving their domestic capacity to facilitate continuity in meeting reporting requirements through training on the use of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The UNFCCC secretariat organized, in collaboration with the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC Task Force on national greenhouse gas inventories, a three days training on the IPCC inventory software which was also available at http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/software/index.html. NCMC in collaboration with the National UNFCCC focal point organized seven days follow up practical session for all participant participated in the UNFCCC/IPCCC training to practice the use of the IPCC GHG software using our national Tier 1 and Tier II datasets as part of capacity building and also formation of national GHG inventory data providers and experts. The training is also part of preparation for the future national communication and reporting to the UNFCCC.
Group Photo of the National GHGs Inventory Technical Working Groups Members who participated in a Virtual and Onsite GHG Training Workshops Series on IPCC Software Workshop Programme from 19th to 27th April 2022 at the National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania.
Group photo of the Industry Processes and Products Use (IPPU) Sector.
Group Photo of the Energy Sector
Group Photo of the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector
Orientation and discussion of the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector.
Tree planting event of Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector after the workshop
Tree planting event of Energy Sector
Tree planting event of Waste Management Sector
Tree planting event of Industry Processes and Products Use (IPPU) Sector
For more information, please contact;
Team Leader – National GHGs Inventory,
Prof. Eliakimu Zahabu
National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC)
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O Box 3009, Morogoro – Tanzania
Telephone: +255 23 2 604648
Fax: +255 23 260 4648