Sustainable living program in Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Uzi Island


In Tanzania, as in other countries around the world, sustainable living is a hot topic. Many people have heard about sustainable living but are not sure exactly what it means. Lack of knowledge and exposure has significantly increased lifestyles that cause more environmental damage for future generations to deal with. Sustainable living applies to almost every part of daily life hence there is an importance to be addressed. Sustainable living project is an initiative that is aiming to address challenges to attain sustainable development in Uzi Village. Members of this village are united by shared socio-economic and cultural spiritual values. Good mangrove forest management, sustainable fishing and farming and diversification of livelihood opportunities are needed to attain sustainable living.

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following specified activities:

• Mangrove tree planting: Planting Mangroves will protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land.

• Environmental cleaning and waste management: Participating in community clean-up events and managing the waste in the community. This will include demonstration on how to separate garbage.

• Sustainable living awareness: Sensitization of environment care as a means of sustainable living. This will be done using creative means including sports, arts, music and exhibitions.

Project dates:

  • November 9 - November 23, 2018
  • November 24 - December 7, 2018

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