Webinar: A community-led eco-village approach – lessons learned from 5 projects in Tanzania
On April 2, 2019
This webinar showcases activities and lessons learned from five eco-villages situated in varied agri-ecological zones in Tanzania. The eco-villages fall under the European Union funded Global Climate Change Alliance. The project encompasses the EU eco-village approach, and strives to increase and diversify incomes, and strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change.
An Eco-village uses an holistic community driven approach that integrates interventions in a range of sectors in order to sustainably improve climate change resilience and reduce poverty. It enables communities, supported by effective local governance, to choose and implement climate change adaptation strategies.
The five eco-villages in Tanzania shared their experience of how their villages have been transformed to adapt to climate change. Topics presented include water resource management, farmer managed natural regeneration as the best approach to re-green semi-arid areas, and improving the health of rangelands to increase the resilience of pastoralists in Northern Tanzania.
The presentations of the speakers can be downloaded here:
- Eco-Boma, by Ifura Ukio: A climate resilient model for Maasai steppe pastoralists
- East Usambara, by Cyprian Mselemu: Integrated Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation in the East Usambara Mountains
https://muhezaclimatechange.wordpress.com/ and http://www.tfcg.org/eusambara.html
- Igunga Eco-Village Project, by Goodluck Estomih: Increasing farmers resilience to climate change
- Pemba, by Daimen Hardie: Pemba Islands Adapt
- Eco-Act (Chololo 2.0), by Francis Njau: Eco-Village Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania
The European Union Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) initiative is helping the world’s most vulnerable countries to address climate change. Having started with just four pilot projects in 2008, it has become a major climate initiative that has funded over 70 projects of national, regional and worldwide scope in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Read more at: http://www.gcca.eu/