Delegation of the European Union to Tanzania

Women reap the benefits of climate change adaptation activities on Pemba Island

18/09/2019 - 16:11
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In the past, Pemba Island, which is part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the mainland of Tanzania, experienced low morale amongst community members, especially women, to actively participate in development activities, due to cultural and religious barriers. Most people engage in fishing and subsistence farming and struggle to provide enough for their families. As a result, women have been entirely dependent on their husbands or family members for survival.


From 2012 to 2019, Community Forests Pemba, part of the Global Climate Change Alliance, funded by the European Union, trained community groups and individuals to engage in various income-generating activities including bee-keeping, tree planting, using improved energy stoves and nurturing kitchen gardens to name a few interventions.



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