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UV-A-1818 TANZANIA Vihiga- (Kenya) Chake-(ZANZIBAR) ENVI-SOCI-MANU 17/07/2018 17/08/2018

Code: UV-A-1818

Name: Climate change

Type: ENVI-SOCI-MANU

Location: Vihiga- (Kenya) Chake-(ZANZIBAR)

Dates: 17.07.2018 17.08.2018

Age: 18+

 

Location description

This is an annual bilateral project involving two Organizations in Tanzania and Kenya. (UVIKIUTA and KVDA) For the third year we are organizing this project after the successful stories from last years. This project will be hosted in 2 weeks in each country as follows:

Description of the Project
Climate change is one of the most general threats to peace and security worldwide at the 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.

Project Activities
Kenya: The first two weeks the project will be hosted in Kenya with Roddys Eco-Cover; a community based organization founded in 2011 to champion environmental awareness with forestry as key concern. The project was established by members of the local community with the aim of empowerment for the less fortunate members in the quest to tackle development challenges at the grassroots. Its major focus is on environmental concern to mitigate the effects of climate change and foster inter-cultural education among the local community. Activities will include:

2. Tanzania: Volunteers are expected to participate in the following outlined activities for their time in Tanzania.

Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land. Despite these benefits there has been destruction of mangrove forests and harvesting practices which are not sustainable.

Accommodation
In Kenya 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. In Tanzania Volunteers will be hosted in communal house in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided.

Expect to share rooms with or other volunteers from the same or other projects. (No mix of different sex in the rooms). Volunteers‘ relatives and friends can visit or staying over upon special approval. Bring with you; Mosquito net, Bed sheets (at least 2 pieces) and pillow if you prefer one, Towels, Rubber mattress and Mosquito repellent.

Food
Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of programs‘ philosophy for an authentic experience in Tanzania, and may be both fun and challenging. Food on our projects generally reflects the local cuisine. Some foods that are part of a regular diet at your home country may not be available during the program. Vegetarians will be accommodated. However volunteers with more specific dietary requirements may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense. Participants with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform the organisation about the existence and severity of the allergy. Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the accommodation. Meals in transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are volunteer‘s responsibility. No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals.

Location and Leisure activities
In Kenya: The project is located at Ebuyangu village in Emuhaya constituency in Vihiga country that is situated in Western Kenya. It is situated 430 Kilometers away from Nairobi city and its located in an area that is famed for cultural diversity due to the high population density 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. However, this will be done most probably during the weekends.

In Tanzania: Pemba Island famous known as ―spice Island‖ is gifted with various natural attractions. Before coming to Tanzania, you will have an opportunity to learn more about this beautiful Island; however there are four important sites or activities you may not want to miss at all:

Remarks (Other Information)
You are expected to pay a program participation fee of €200 to each hosting organisation for two week. This will make a total of 400 Euros.. Participation fee does not cover the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community (From you home to Kenya, Pemba Island and return), Business visas fee, airport drop off on departure day, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; participation fee does cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, orientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the project, transport to project sites and other designated project activities as well general running cost of the program.

Special conditions

Arrival Terminal
Nairobi International Airport Meeting point, date and time on arrival t Kenya, you will be picked up by KVDA. Provide your travel information at least seven working days before the project start. This should include Arrival date, time, flight or other means of transport number and destination (Terminal). After the project in Kenya, All volunteers will be picked up at Dar es Salaam- Ubungo main bus station on 4th August 2018 evening coming from Nairobi- they will spend night at UVIKIUTA Center in Dar es Salaam before proceeding to Pemba Island for the second phase of the project.

Note: Make your arrival day in Dar es Salaam to be 4th August 2018.