Community Developement Economist
A proffesional community Economic Development and natural resources managment. Speicialised in communities empoerment in poverty alleviation through wise use of natural resource and mobilization for the communities in self reliance strategies to alleviate adverse poverty.
WWF, WCST, FZS, TNRF & STATOIL
In all organizations mentioned above, I worked as a Consertion Manager and also Community Liaison Manager
Saving & Credit Scheme for Women
Lack of accessibility to banking facilities was identified by Songambele village women in Singida region as the main cause of accessing loans to start new business in the village. The traditional landing systems also did not sustain the ambition of women to get capitlas to start business transactions. Community Conservation Bank group was formed, business development (selecting, planning and management of income generating activities) group management training was conducted. Thr group started by raising their shares at a minimun equivalent to 1 USD.in year 2010 per month, after the training they were motivated and decided that share contributiions should be per week at a maximum of 3USD. This strategy enabled women to raise enough share for them to get loans which enables to start income generating activities to support household income. today women can take loans up to 1000 USD and they have started income generating activities such as poutry, shops, etc.
Diversfication of Community Income through beekeeping, the case of Mihima Village in Lindi District
Through Community Needs Assessment , Mihima community identified low household income as the major grinding problem in the village. Several options for improving household income were identified which included, savings and credit schemes, hotculture promotion, modern beekeeping, livestock and poutry keeping as well as improved agricultural practices for commercial crops. Community members prioritised modern beekeeping to be introduced in the village to raise house income, the project was initiated by the community members through recycling of the timber plunks (left overs) to fabricate modern beehives, appropriate trainings were conducted to build the capacity on modern beekeeping practices. To begin with in 2011,villagers started with 20 modern beehives locally made in the village, to date villager have more than 120 hives, whch has potentially increased honey production from 0 kg in 2011 to more than 400 kg today.
Qualifications & Certifications
Masters in Community Economic Developement
The Open University of Tanzania