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EQUALITY ENHANCEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

EQUALITY ENHANCEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

Our Organization is in final preparations of broadcasting a half-hour radio program in the Lake zone about elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). The program is expected to start in July,2016 to December, 2016. This program will be run pursuant to conducting dialogue among various groups of people in areas where the radio program is heard. The aim of the dialogue is to increase awareness about human rights as far as gender based violence is concerned.

We are also expecting to start a 5-year major campaign on tree cultivation in Shinyanga, Simiyu, Mara, Mwanza, Geita and Kagera regions. The regions form part of the catchment areea of Lake Victoria. athe aim of the campaign is maintain adequate rainfall in the zone, hence preserving the lake which provides employment to about 8 million Tanzanians living round it. The project is expected to start in October, 2016.

We are also planning to meet people manufacturing charcoal in various areas and advise them of abandoning the business and adopt new business friend to environment. We interviewed them and asked them to propose alternative activities to replace charcoal business.