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.
PECC (Promoting Environmental Conservation and Cooperation)
The PECC community groups have been actively promoting conservation awareness including the concepts, ideas and information they gleaned from their visit to conservation organizations in Dar es Salaam earlier this year. They are also holding joint meetings with SANAPA as a way to build better communications on issues that both the communities and SANAPA feel need to be addressed.
Kihembe Environmental Learning Centre
We held a fundraising event in Whitehorse, Yukon on November 1st to kick off our campaign to raise construction funds for the centre. Volunteers, Vanessa Falle and Brook McKenzie presented a video and profiles of community residents that they had worked on during their visit this past summer and Brent Liddle presented the design concept for Kihembe that he had prepared during his previous visit. It was a very successful event and we are looking to hold another in Haines Junction at the beginning of December. In the meantime we, along with our partner SANA are developing the initial facilities on the site and supporting the dedication ceremony by the Mkange village elders that is scheduled for November 15th.
ICAAD 2 (Improving Community Awareness and Advocacy on Disability)
Part of the project extension funded by Accountability in Tanzania was the undertaking of a learning and impact evaluation. Sue Enfield was the consultant selected to undertake the assessment and hse has recently completed her visits to the field where she met with the district committees and others in gathering the evidence she needs for the assessment. her report is due to be completed this month and we will post the results when it is complete.
PAPR (Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction Research Alliance)
The PAPR program has officially completed. Particpants from al three countries will be attending the World Parks Congress in Sydney Australia beginning next week [November, 12] and an event hosted by the PAPR will be held where posters of some of the research undertaken within the project will be profiled. Bruce Downie and Leslie King from the Kesho Trust will be attending the event. We hope the exposure at such a significant forum will add to the awareness of our work in the Saadani area both within our current PECC project and for the development of Kihembe.
The Kesho Trust is an international organization established as a Canadian charity (89531 6206 RR0001).
The Kesho Trust (Tz) is our locally registered NGO in Tanzania