Economic Empowerment of Women through Alleviating the Water Hyacinth From Kagera River Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania

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Economic Empowerment of Women through Alleviating the Water Hyacinth From Kagera River Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania

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Financing

Total: $23,502;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP

Timeframe

2006 - 2008

Status

Ongoing

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Description

The project purpose is to empower women economically through building their capacity in the production of water hyacinth products collected from Kagera River. The project will cover two wads of Kassambya and Minziro in Bukoba Rural district with the concentration in the Kagera River which has been choked by the water hyacinth and its banks being degraded by the encroaching farmers. The group will address both river basin conservation as well as women economic empowerment through conservation. There is high siltation and high use of agro-chemicals resulting from agriculture; water hyacinth causes poor water navigation, dangers from crocodiles hiding in the water hyacinth. The project will conduct community capacity building to conserve and protect the environment and resources of Kagera river, mobilize and support communities to harvest water hyacinth, establish multipurpose tree woodlots, facilitate exposure visits to other areas advanced in natural resources conservation, support widows and girls to build their economic capacity and improve their income through production of water hyacinth materials and providing them vocational training skills.

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Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

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See also

  1. Water supply and empowerement of the Hadzabe indigenous communities, Tanzania
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Nile River Basin
  3. The Nile: Moving Beyond Cooperation
  4. Supporting community based water supply and sanitation project in Zanzibar
  5. Strategic Action Programme for the Integrated Sustainable Management of the Congo river Basin
  6. School Compounds Greening Project, in Misungwi District, Mwanza Region, Tanzania
  7. Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies
  8. Reduction of women's workload through sustainable water supply , sanitary environment and afforestation, Tanzania
  9. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Nella Secondary School
  10. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mwang'halanga Primary School
  11. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mhande Secondary School
  12. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mallemve Primary School
  13. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Kikubiliji Secondary School
  14. Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika
  15. Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP)
  16. Makambako Shallow Wells Project, Tanzania
  17. Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin
  18. Mainstreaming Climate Change Considerations into Integrated Water Resources Management in Pangani River Basin (Tanzania)
  19. Lake Jipe Conservation Project, Tanzania
  20. Involving School Communities to Conserve Lake Victoria Project, in Musoma Rural District, Tanzania
  21. Involving Kyaka Community in the Conservation of Kagera River Basin Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania
  22. Expansion of Cashew Nut Production as an alternative source of income to fishing, Tanzania
  23. Control of Water Hyacinth in Speke Gulf Project, Tanzania
  24. Community Conservation of Tanzania's Endangered marine life and habitats
  25. Capacity building to strengthen water supply and sanitation management for Department of Water Zanzibar
  26. Capacity building for Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA)
  27. Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project

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