Mwambao Coastal Community Network

Stonetown, Zanzibar

Region Active:

Africa

Non-profit

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Sustainable fishing, Locally managed marine park areas, Coral reefs restoration

Description

Mwambao’s mission is facilitating a network linking coastal communities and other partner stakeholders that builds community resilience and improved sustainable coastal resource management and livelihoods. The network currently has eight member villages located in Unguja, Pemba, Tanga, Bagamoyo and Temeke Districts. Given the extensive marine resources in the area, attention is given to understanding the coastal marine ecosystems, improving fisheries management (with octopus an important catch) and an informed awareness of their natural resources in order to protect them in a sustainable manner. They have adopted Reef Ball technology to restore their coral reefs.