Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative
We empower rural Tanzanian communities to own and economically benefit from their natural forests through sustainable timber production. The income that they generate from timber is used to fund local development projects, such as building wells, clinics, and schools, and thus improving access to key services like clean water, healthcare, and education. These benefits provide rural people with concrete incentives to protect their forests, as well as the unique wildlife within them.
What We Need
- Help us develop communications materials that promote our work, build up the capacity of the local staff to write in good English, and enter and analyse data from forest monitoring.
- Support with fieldwork (including forest resource assessments, biodiversity monitoring and community outreach), fundraising and grant writing, GIS mapping, research and marketing sustainable forest products for communities.
When & Who
More Services we Offer
You will have access to our office facilities, including desk space and internet (please bring your own laptop). Our friendly team will be ready to guide and support you during your placement, including providing advice on visas and helping to arrange suitable transport and accommodation for your stay.
You will need to arrange and finance your own international and in-country transport to get to us, as well as a visa and insurance to cover your time here. We can provide advice and support with this. You will also need to budget for your own food and accommodation while here. We recommend budgeting a minimum of $10 per day for food and water. Living options include local guest houses at $10 - 25 per night, or for longer stays you can rent a room locally for as little as $90 per month.
Additional Info about Us
Our Chief Executive Officer won a Whitley Award in 2016! Watch his speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYEGoNe5HCE