Tanzania, community action for sustainability
Initiatives by topic[edit | edit source]
Biodiversity[edit | edit source]
Approximately 38% of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. Tanzania has 16 national parks, plus a variety of game and forest reserves, including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Tanzania is highly biodiverse and contains a wide variety of animal habitats. Tanzania has developed a Biodiversity Action Plan to address species conservation.  W
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Community involvement[edit | edit source]
Daraja, aims to make positive changes to life in rural Tanzania by bringing people and government closer together
Food activism[edit | edit source]
News and comment[edit | edit source]
#50MillionTrees: how young people are fighting deforestation in Tanzania, Jun 5 
Govt Hands Out Cash to Help Its Very Poorest Kickstart Businesses, Jul 24 
Off-grid Njoro Children’s Library in Tanzania keeps naturally cool with compressed earth, Apr 15 
Community Forests International Plants Trees and Livelihoods on Pemba Island, November 13 
How Tanzania plans to light up a million homes with solar power, October 29 
Zanzibar's 'Solar Mamas' flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles, June 5 
Mobile money powers solar expansion in rural East Africa 
Scientists: Snow on Mt. Kilimanjaro to melt in twenty years,  November 3
2009 SEED Award Winners,  May 12
"KOLCAFE - Smallholder coffee revenue enhancement". This initiative, involving national NGOs and a local research institution, aims to empower coffee farmers and increase coffee production by improving agronomic practices and adding value through building product processing infrastructure and selling products directly to export markets.
Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia: "Sunny Money - solar micro-franchising". International NGOs and community-based organisations in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia have created a micro-franchise named Sunny Money, which recruits, trains and supports a growing network of solar entrepreneurs in East Africa, especially deaf and disabled people, helping them build and sell solar kits to power lights, radios and mobile phones.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Ramani Huria is community-based mapping project in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, training university students and local community members to create highly accurate maps of the most flood-prone areas of the city using OpenStreetMap.
The city of Dar es Salaam is on the coast of Tanzania and in the rainy season is vulnerable to large scale flooding. Additionally, there are no current or reliable maps which can be used by aid respondents in the event of flooding. Maps are created specifically in flood prone wards with the aim of providing information for flood resistance.
The project uses a number of mapping tools including OpenStreetMap, InaSAFE, drone imagery. W
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