ZACCA: support of the Embassy to help Zanzibar communities address climate change
The Embassy of France remains committed to helping the Tanzanian civil society through the financing via the PISCCA fund of 10 projects implemented by local NGOs (https://tz.ambafrance.org/Updates-on-the-PISCCA-fund-for-Tanzanian-organizations-of-civil-society ). A team from the Embassy went to the Zanzibar archipelago to notice progress of the project implemented by the organization Zanzibar Climate Change Alliance (ZACCA).
The financing enables our partner to raise awareness among 30 villages in Unguja and Pemba on climate change issues and ways to minimize its effects, as well as to build the capacity of 40 civil society organizations in 7 districts.
In concrete terms, this project has resulted in, among other things, raising awareness of 160 civil society interlocutors about governance and global warming issues; the creation of a database gathering all the initiatives on climate change issues in Zanzibar; the launching of the organization’s website: training of 25 trainers who will in turn organize awareness-raising sessions in their respective communities, broadcasting of radio and television programs on ZBC TV and ZBC radio, HITS FM, ZENJI FM, COCONUT FM and 4 other community radios.
Conducted with the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS), this visit has been an opportunity to notice the relevance and the proven achievements of the project with the numerous beneficiaries and local partners.
- Optimization of the irrigation and culture systems on Pemba island thanks to the French Embassy’s grant.
Several working sessions with our partner ZACCA have enabled to strengthen its skills on subjects as various as financial management, project monitoring and communication.
Discover some of the success stories within the communities here: