Justdiggit believes it is time to share positive and hopeful insights when it comes to climate change. People must be aware that we can restore ecosystems and that solutions exist.
Upscaling in Tanzania & Kenya
Our programs in Tanzania and Kenya are in full development. In cooperation with our local implementation partners, we are currently scaling up to 7 sub-areas in Tanzania and in Kenya the expansion will start in 2019. We temporarily put Morocco and the West-African countries on hold.
We made the choice to focus on the expansion of our program in Kenya and Tanzania in the coming period. Of course always with a vision of expansion to all other African countries where re-greening is necessary. That is why we have also entered into a partnership with the AFR100, which aims to restore 100 million hectares of landscape by 2030.
Blog: Knowledge exchange in Tanzania
What’s better than sharing your knowledge and experience with an enthusiastic and inquisitive group of people from different corners of the country?
Last week our colleague Lieke (who btw speaks almost fluently Swahili!) got the chance to hold such an event in Kongwa, one of our districts in Tanzania. Farmers, Maasai, village leaders and ecovillage project employees from different parts of Tanzania came to visit her and our colleagues from LEAD Foundation.
In Lieke’s blog you can read how she undoubtedly ‘sowed the first seeds’ outside the Dodoma region for a greener Tanzania! ->
Tess Milne ambassador
Tess Milne has been supporting Justdiggit before, but now it’s official: Tess is our newest ambassador!
In every respect, the Dutch TV presenter matches Justdiggit: she is positive, solution-oriented and has a ‘can do mentality’.
Photo credits: Nanda Hagenaars
New Managing Director
Since August we have a new Managing Director, Marjolein Albers. As a former director of Dance4life and the Respect Education Foundation, Marjolein brings plenty of experience and is a huge asset to our team!
Support with one simple move
Together with brand new ambassador Tess Milne we invite passersby to support the Justdiggit projects while waiting for the tram.
How? By making an easy contactless payment at a tram shelter of JCDecaux.
Read more –>
Measurement brings knowledge!
As part of our re-greening program in Tanzania, a number of trainers received a colored stick from partner LEAD Foundation.
Read here what they will do with it! ->
Have you seen us already on TV, heard us on the radio or came across one of our green billboards?
Thanks to our partner Kinetic Nederland (and Ngage Media, JCDecaux, blowUPmedia, MMDDigital, CSdigital, Interbest), we are currently visible throughout the country on digital screens and billboards.
The Justdiggit campaign shows the positive results of our projects in Kenya with the message that large-scale regreening not only has a positive impact on the climate, but also contributes directly to water and food security, biodiversity and the local economy.
Justdiggit office designed by Studio Robin Sluijzer
While the re-greening activities are taking place in Africa, we are working hard at our Amsterdam office to make it all possible. This is what the Justdiggit team does in really cool furnished, and how could it be otherwise, green rooms! From the busy traffic and tourists outside, you step into a green oasis. Designer Robin Sluijzer is responsible for the interior and therefore for a healthy working environment and extra work motivation for Justdiggit!
It’s time to bring him and his ‘free of charge’ efforts to your attention. –>
A green Kuku & Amboseli
Recently, we were in Kenya again to see the long-term impact of our landscape restoration projects in the Kuku Group Ranch and the Amboseli National Park. The re-greening results, especially after the intense rain season, were spectacular!
Find out yourself by checking out the pictures and watch the vlogs of one of the Justdiggit ambassadors who travelled with us to Kenya ->
Blog: Let the bund training begin
As you might have read before, we will soon start digging in Tanzania and therefore Sander (Chief Technology officer, Justdiggit) and Francesco (from partner organization MetaMeta) started training farmers and further explored the area last week.
Read Sander’s blog to read about his visit!