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24th
August
2017

Kids for cleaner future

How children can contribute to clean energy? Watch “Kids for cleaner future“, a cartoon animation created by Ubongo Kids in partnership with the European Union in Tanzania, broadcasting on the 26th of August on TBC1! Ubongo Kids, based in Dar es Salaam, is a Tanzanian edutainment cartoon made by Ubongo Media, a non-profit social enterprise that creates interactive […]

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3rd
May
2017

Lectures, practical exercises and field visits about climate change issues

The training on climate change for District Officers proposes 8 modules on climate change issues, from impacts to best solutions, explaining available tools and monitoring instruments across different sectors (water, agriculture, livestock, etc.), stimulating discussion and presenting case studies and best practices from the interested area. District officers are the key actors in climate change […]

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19th
December
2016

Same world Edukit

A Digital educational kit for teachers and educators with 12 teaching units and many class activities to raise students awareness on Climate change, Environmental Justice and Environmental Migration. Sing up for free at this link and start using this useful tool!

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2nd
December
2016

Why protecting wildlife and ecosystems?

Wildlife Management Areas are key ecosystems outside National Parks and Game Reserves that communities set aside and manage for wildlife protection. The benefits of wildlife protection include improved access and availability of ecosystem services such as firewood, honey, medicinal plants and direct revenue from consumptive and non consumptive tourism. Oikos, in partnership with the Tanzania […]

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23rd
November
2016

Exchanging knowledge on climate change solutions

As part of the Climate Change Solutions Week, applied scientists and researchers working in Northern Tanzania met at the Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology to exchange knowledge, lessons learnt and to open the discussion on how to tackle in a more synergic way the effects of a changing climate in one of […]

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4th
July
2016

Olkirimatian Group Ranch Field Visit

The Ecoboma project staff, together with a group of the project’s beneficiaries, went to Kenya from June, 20th to June, 22nd to visit a model of sustainable rangeland management. It is called Olkirimatian, a 24000 Ha (240 km2) group ranch located in Kajado District, Magadi Division. It is one of the 16 Kenyan group ranches and it is the […]

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1st
April
2016

A glorious closing ceremony

The leather tanning training came to an end with quite a glorious closing ceremony. Certificates were handed out, hands shaken, and a lot of promising words were spoken. The trainees listened with a good deal of emotion to the words of our guest of honour, Mrs. Nina Nchimbi, Regional Director of the parastatal institution SIDO […]

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17th
March
2016

Rehabilitation of dams: the works have started!

As part of the first project’s strategy that includes the increased capacity of existing water storage systems, on the 14th of March 2016 we have started the rehabilitation works on two earth dams. The works are expected to be concluded in a few weeks, weather permitting as we are approaching the rainy season. Both dams […]

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16th
February
2016

The leather tanning training approaches its final steps!

The young group of trainees, which have recently graduated from secondary school and are looking for future careers, have been exposed to a very intensive 3-weeks routine necessary to transform skins into leather without machineries. Hot sun, dust and a great deal of physical work have not lowered the spirits of the group who is […]

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8th
February
2016

What Eco-boma is?

A boma is a single settlement composed by one or more houses protected in the same enclosure. Houses are traditionally built by women, and made of sticks, cow dung and thatched roofs. Recently some huts have iron sheet roofs. The boma is surrounded by a fence of thickets, thorns and thistle which provides the community […]

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5th
February
2016

Where we work and why

Maasai pastoralists depend on ecosystem services for their survival. Pastures, energy, water and food are in fact largely generated by semi-arid grasslands. Today, in the Arusha District, population increase, expansion of agriculture into arid lands and unpredictable rainfall patterns threaten the equilibrium of a sustainable and successful pastoralist life, exacerbating conflict and food insecurity. With […]

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