COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN POLLUTION CONTROL AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF LAKE VICTORIA BEACHES IN SENGEREMA DISTRICT, MWANZA.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN POLLUTION CONTROL AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF LAKE VICTORIA BEACHES IN SENGEREMA DISTRICT, MWANZA.
Project’s Primary Objective:

To promote conservation of deteriorating beaches in Sengerema District through community action.

Implementation Strategies:

1. Select three beaches for demonstration. One beach in each target ward
2. Sensitize community leaders, BMU leaders, fishermen and fisherwomen on the need to conserve the beaches
3. Support local communities to construct demo VIP latrines, laundry slabs and bathrooms
4. Promote tree planting and grass seeding along the Lake shores
5. Strengthen Village NRM Committees and BMUs for sustainable management of the beaches.

Project Sustainability Strategies:

• Training to local communities, community leaders and BMU leaders provides results to perpetuity
• In tree planting, priority will be given to fruit trees, which will give food and incomes
• VIP latrines and bathrooms will charge user fees. This will generate income to the local community.

Anticipated project results:

• Capacity building on responsible beach management will transform lifestyles of local communities to adopt an environmentally responsible lifestyles
• Project interventions will lead to cleaner and well conserved beaches
• Use of latrines, planting of grass and trees on the shoreline and use of organic fertilizers by lake adjacent farms will improve the quality of water in the Lake.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Recape and Conserve Environmental Organization (RCEO)
Country:
Tanzania
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 41,469.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 2,289.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,406.00
Project Number:
TAN/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/BD/2017/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Fishing gives food and income. Therefore, participants will be able to get food and income both of which are critical for livelihood
Gender Focus
Fishing is mainly for men. Processing and sale of fish is mainly women. Beach conservation is for men and women
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Indicators
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 200

Grantee Contact

Mr. Mnyasi Magai
 

Address

P.O.Box 1978
Mwanza , Mwanza , +255

SGP Country office contact

Faustine Donald Ninga
Email:

Address

UNDP P.O. Box 9182
Dar es Salaam, Dar es salaam Region, 255-22