Strengthening Bonds and Fostering Growth: A Recap of IIED’s Visit to Tanzania

Strengthening Bonds and Fostering Growth: A Recap of IIED’s Visit to Tanzania

Damian Sulumo the MVIWAARUSHA Programs Officer with the IIED officials and the Florian Gitu a farmer at Doffa village in Karatu
Richard Masandika MVIWAARUSHA coordinator displaying the farmers managed seed to the visitor at Rhotia Kainam in Karatu, during the partners visit
A group photo of the farmers, MVIWAARUSHA staff and the IIED officials during their visit to Our implementation areas
Eden group farmers with the IIED official

In a heartwarming display of international collaboration and environmental stewardship, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) recently embarked on a visit to Tanzania, marking a significant milestone in its partnership with local organizations. The visit centred around the joint project “Nurture the Nature,” aimed at empowering local communities and promoting sustainable environmental practices.

One of the key highlights of the visit was the interaction with various local groups, including the Namelok Naishoi women’s group in Esilalei village, Monduli district. This encounter provided a firsthand glimpse into the lives of these women, showcasing their resilience and determination to make a positive impact on their environment. The women shared their experiences and knowledge, demonstrating a deep connection to the land and a strong desire to protect it for future generations.

Another memorable visit was to the Eden Group in Dofa village, Karatu district, where the team witnessed, the impressive work being done to conserve biodiversity and promote eco-friendly practices. The group’s dedication to sustainable farming and resource management was truly inspiring, serving as a shining example of community-led conservation efforts.

Apart from engaging with local communities, the IIED team also had the opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas with partners from the Philippines and Indonesia. This cultural exchange not only enriched the experience but also fostered a sense of global solidarity in tackling environmental challenges.

Overall, the visit of IIED and their partners was a testament to the power of collaboration and shared commitment to nurturing our planet. It served as a reminder that by working together, we can achieve remarkable progress in safeguarding our environment and building a more sustainable future for all.

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