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Foundation for Civil Society

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Respondent: MAENDELEO YA JAMII NA UHIFADHI WA MAZINGIRA ZANZIBAR (CODECOZ)
Time Submitted: December 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM EAT

Introduction

MAENDELEO YA JAMII NA UHIFADHI WA MAZINGIRA ZANZIBAR (CODECOZ)
CODECOZ
Community Awareness Raising on Environmental Management in West District and Strategic Plan Development
FCS/MG/3/10/002
Dates: Sept. 22, 2011 - Dec. 21, 2011Quarter(s): Third quartar
Salim Khamis Said
Tel: +255 713437208
+255 773437208
email: sakhsaid@yahoo.com

Project Description

Civil Society Capacity Strengthening
In this project CODECOZ intends to continue with Awareness Raising program on Environmental management in West District of Zanzibar; the area which is highly devastated by environmental degradation. The project activities will include:-
1. Meetings for community leaders and
2. Open forums for the members of the community of the remaining 29 Shehias of the districts which were not covered in the previous project.

Further more the organisation intends to develop 5 years Strategic Plan which will enhance the organisations capability of performing day to day activities.
RegionDistrictWardVillagesTotal Beneficiaries
Zanzibar WestWestWest2925,000
 Direct BeneficiariesIndirect Beneficiaries
Female1181200
Male1081074
Total2262274

Project Outputs and Activities

255 Community Members of West District in 29 shehias are sensitized on Environmental Management by October 2011.
1. Conduct three 2 days open forum to 255 community members in 29 shehias on environmental management.

2. One day evaluation meeting.
1. 226 out 255 targeted participants equal to 87.63% of targeted community members of the designated Shehias attended the forum and actively participated in the deliberations.

2. Made a strong call for the government to speed up the review of National Environment Policy for Zanzibar.

3. They were really moved by the training and many showed readiness to form environmental clubs and groups to tackle environmental problems within their vicinities.

4. Large number of female participated in the forum. the number of female were 118 out of 226 which is equal to 52.2% of total participants

no any difference
1. Conduct three 2 days open forum to 255 community members in 29 shehias on environmental management - Expenditure = 12,633,450/=

2. One day evaluation meeting - Expenditure = 1,545,000/=

Project Outcomes and Impact

Improved participation of 390 community members on environmenta management in West District in 29 Shehias by October 2011
Immedietly interventions on environmental conservation taken by some of commnity members.
Increased colaboration and networing between CODECOZ and West District leadership.

1. CODECOZ Chairperson appointed to attend District Food Securiy Commettee.
2. CODECOZ Executive Secretary appointed to be a member of District Development Commettee.
(No Response)

Lessons Learned

Explanation
Readiness of Community members to actively participate in environmental conservation and protection, but they lack guidance from the authority concerned.
It is important to involve beneficiaries and stakeholders from outside the organisation in the evaluation of the project in order to get wider views and critical analysis of the report.
Involvement of news media during project implementation is important for wider coverage of targted beneficiaries.

Challenges

ChallengeHow it was overcome
Price rise (inflation) of some items such as refreshment and boat fare.Covered within the budget of other items
Some very important items needed for the exercise such as allowance for Supporting Staff and transport for chief guest, moderator were not budgeted for; This was overlook during budget preparation.
Covered within the budget of other items

Linkages

StakeholderHow you worked with them
West District Commissioner's OfficePlanning and coordinating activities with shehias by providing information to Sheha to select proper participants based on gender and and other selection criteria

Officers from Distric Commissioner's Office were present during all activities implementation, including District Administrative Officer.


West District Council

They attended all activities conducted.
Community leaders and Community membersAttended in the evaluation meeting and Monitoring of the project.

Future Plans

Activities Planned1st Month2nd Month3rd Month
no activity

Beneficiaries Reached

    Direct BeneficiariesIndirect Beneficiaries
WidowsFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
People living with HIV/AIDSFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
ElderlyFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
OrphansFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
ChildrenFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
DisabledFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
YouthFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
OtherFemale1181200
Male1081074
Total2262274
Community members

Events Attended

Type of EventWhenLessonsActions Taken
Financial ManagementSeptember 2011Doing bank reconsiliationPetty cash form is inplace
Project Design and Management September 2011Shairing of experience on how to run the projectMonitoring form improved

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