KVDA- Kenya will implement the following outlined activities:
Agro forestry that will include tree planting
Preparation of tree nurseries and weeding
Clean up activities
Naming of trees
Inter-cultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges.
UVIKIUTA-Tanzania will implement the following outlined activities:-
Tree planting and establishment of community Tree nursery: Planting trees is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Selected native trees species will be planted; this helps to preserve the environment and biodiversity. Planting will take place at the UVIKIUTA’ eco village and other protected biodiversity sites. For sustainable tree planting activities volunteers will engage as well in establishment of native tree nursery. By planting trees & Tree nursery establishment during this program Volunteers will be helping provide wildlife habitats & support biodiversity, Nutrition through fruits and medicinal plants, Plant native Tanzania/Coastal trees, Enhance the natural landscape, and offset CO2 emissions.
Climate change (CC) Education and awareness: This activity aims to inform volunteers , community members and all targeted about Climate change, mobilize great support for action for CC grassroots participation and providing tools to engage critically with Climate changes issues to foster ideas and change attitudes. This will be implemented through Sports, Music, Arts, workshops, debates, discussions, educational tours, community events, sports and other creative methods.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or project location including vegetarians. We will have kitchen- volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Kenya: The volunteers will be hosted in a homestead to experience cultural diversity and learn to live and interact with members of the host community in an atmosphere of cooperation and solidarity. This project has hosted previously both local and international volunteers and it has great potential for the replication of its activities in equally challenging circumstances in other regions of Kenya.
Tanzania: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be free for volunteers to do their personal activities including exploring what the region offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are:-
• KVDA organizes special educational tours to spectacular places of interest in Kenya. These includes Masai Mara Game reserve.
• Possibility to visit the historic sites like Hippo point on Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, renowned Kakamega Rain Forest and the Equator point at Maseno University; among other spectacular sites of interest in the region.
• Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
• Near Dar es Salam possibilities could be; wildlife safari trips, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
Climate change is one of the most general threats to peace and security worldwide at least at this moment. However it has been obvious that not many people would list this as a key factor in international relations and domestic welfare. Climate change touches all areas of security, peace building, and sustainable development. The impacts of climate change are already adversely affecting vulnerable communities, as well as stretching the capacities of societies and Governments.
Climate change is best understood as a ‘threat multiplier’, i.e. something that interacts with existing pressures (such as social conflict, economic inequality, large-scale migration, or competition for resources) and further compounds these issues—increasing the likelihood of instability or violent conflict. Peace & Climate change project is aiming to increase awareness and make contribution to the projects that support environmental sustainability.
Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life?
Potential volunteer in this project shall be the one who is interested or who want to know more about Peace and Climate change issues. A person who is open minded, open to learn and contribute, informed about what is happening in his/her community and a bit globally.
Others: You need to be the one who loves nature, working outdoor, team player and interest to travel (Enjoying movements).
Arrival date: The official arrival and starting date of this project is 14th July 2019 in Nairobi Kenya.
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 9th August 2019 after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 10th August 2019, before 09:00am in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania. For Kenya part- tourist visas will be okay. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents.
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.
Participation fee: Volunteers will contribute a participation fee of €200 to each hosting organization. Total 400€ Participation fee does not cover the following costs. Flight tickets, Travel Insurance, Visa costs, Transport from Nairobi to Tanzania to join the second project phase in Tanzania scheduled for 28th July to 10th August 2019, Accommodation before and after the project, Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc.; Excursions and sightseeing, Local traveling while at the project, Food and accommodation (On transit) if applicable.