The Kesho Trust works to build community based understanding and action that strengthens the interrelationships between people and the natural environment.
Here are some current activities in our active projects.
A representative from the Global Protected Areas Programme of IUCN, Marie Fischborn, visited the PECC project to develop documentation of the project as a case study for the PANORAMA website which highlights “Inspiring Solutions” from around the world for issues facing protected areas. She met with the community committees in Buyuni, Matipwili and Saadani and then facilitated a workshop with representatives of all the community committees. Members of the staff of Saadani National Park also attended each of the events. Marie’s focus was to find out what activities in the PECC were considered the most useful and why. She has drafted a report for the website which will be posted in early November at PANORAMA. A summary is posted on our website at Inspiring Solutions
During the recent series of PECC meetings with our visitor from IUCN we also visited Kihembe to see the staff facilities that were finished earlier this year. Peter Millanga, KT Project Officer, Agnes Sirima, KT Director, Marie Fischborn, IUCN and Bruce Downie, KT Director were in the group. Peter described the construction process to the group and we discussed next steps in the development of the site. We continue to assemble funds for the next phase of development include some group meeting facilities along with additional accommodation. You can help us keep the momentum going by donating on this website at: donate . For further information on Kihembe follow these links to our project page or to the dedicated Kihembe website: Kihembe project – Kihembe website
The I-CAN project, co-led by McGill University and the Africa Centre for Conservation [ACC], recently held a workshop in Nairobi. Dr. Agnes Sirima, Director, represented the Kesho Trust at the meeting. She will continue to be involved in key committees of the project and will continue to report regularly on its progress. Agnes did her doctoral research in cooperation with our partner PALISEP in their village area of Enguserosambu, near Loliondo, which is one of the study areas for the project. Other efforts in our cooperation with PALISEP are also happing now with a Canadian volunteer, Lindsay Staples, visiting the village to assist in building sound community forest management. He will be working with the Forest Trust there during November. Look for reports of Lindsay’s activity and experiences on our website.
As an affiliate member of the CCRN, the Kesho Trust was invited to join a midterm workshop held in Tofino, BC. Director, Bruce Downie attended on behalf of the Kesho Trust and presented research work being done in the Saadani area of Tanzania. He also described our participation in the I-CAN research initiative in northern Tanzania that is just getting underway. Researchers from almost all the sites of the CCRN from around the world attended the workshop to share the results of their work. The meeting also focused on the next stages of the project and members joined in thematic teams to plan coordinated activities and build further collaborations to address research issues of common interest.
The Kesho Trust is a Canadian charity (89531 6206 RR0001).
The Kesho Trust (Tz) is our locally registered NGO in Tanzania