SDG advocate volunteers shall be expected to be engaged in the following 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.
SDGs Education and awareness: This activity aims to inform volunteers , community members and all targeted about Sustainable development goals, mobilize great support for action for SDGs grassroots participation and providing tools to engage critically with global development issues to foster ideas and change attitudes. This will be implemented through workshops, debates, discussions, educational tours, community events, Music, Arts, Sports and other creative methodologies.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or at the project. Vegetarian meals will be available. The team will include one kitchen supervisor to manage meals, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: Basic accommodation facility will be provided in the community. Volunteers should expect sharing accommodation with other volunteers from the same or other projects. Electricity and water will be available. However no washing machine.
This project will give you an opportunity to explore what the Nature in this part of the world offers to you. Some options are:-
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 Salaam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips (Selous game reserve/ Mikumi National Park, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), Eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. The goals provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large.
Realization of these goals by 2030 will depend on various factors on which
Grassroots ownership is one of them. The Global sustainable development goal project is aiming to contribute to awareness creation leading to change-oriented communication in which all the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and target are communicated to community groups in response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This project is a platform for volunteers and other interested members to become stimulated to contribute their own ideas and energies, thus contributing to live debates on sustainable issues. This will be realized through community events, interactive sessions on the SGDs and their targets, capacity building for community stakeholders and dialogue with local Government authorities in relations to SDGs and the targets.
Qualities: Potential volunteer on this project shall be the one who is interested or who want to know more about local and international development 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.
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?
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. If you wish to stay longer you are advised reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: 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. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania.
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.