Blog: Monitoring & Evaluation Marathon
You might have read about the Kisiki Hai Tour with which we show our documentary in Tanzanian villages… Last month we have launched something alike: a Monitoring and Evaluation Marathon!
With a minibus we visit 27 villages in the 7 districts where we are active now. Our goal: gather data for a baseline research with which we can monitor and evaluate the re-greening over the years.
Justdiggit Lieke gives you an insight in one of her research days.->
Kisiki Hai Tour
Our travelling cinema about re-greening one of the most affected landscapes has already been travelling around Dodoma (Tanzania) for almost two months.
During our Kisiki Hai Tour, we visit more than 300 villages together with LEAD Foundation to explain the re-greening method Kisiki Hai through music, dance and video.
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Training the trainer!
These trees are small now, but will grow into huge giants, thanks to the Kisiki Hai method! Together with Lead Foundation we are training ‘as we speak’ 1,300 farmers this re-greening technique.
We even train them to become trainers so that they can educate their fellow villagers. In this way we can apply the Kisiki Hai method on a large scale and have a huge impact!
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Harvesting the grass seeds!
The three grass seedbanks in Kuku (Kenya) are doing great in the dry season! Or… should we say.. the three Maasai women groups are doing great!
These women manage the grass seedbanks and just harvested 100 kg of seeds in Moilo, 90 kg in Enkii and in Inkisanjani even 470 kg. Wow! And the harvesting is still in progress, so these numbers are rising! They will earn a substantial income by selling these grass seeds. We are impressed (again) by these women!
Official program launch in Tanzania
We are upscaling our programs in Tanzania, aiming to re-green an area the size of 20.000 km² by the year 2021!
After a period of testing and developing our new training and movement program in 1 of the 7 districts of Dodoma, Kongwa, we are extremely excited to announce that, together with our local partner the LEAD Foundation, we are upscaling our re-greening program to all the other districts in Dodoma.
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! ->
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! ->
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!