I have created a Sustainability Directory for Zanzibar (and the Swahili Coast), including links for sustainable initiatives, NGOs and projects, and information about how we can live more sustainably.
I hope it will be a useful resource for everyone in Zanzibar who is interested in the environment, recycling, sustainability and other related issues. – Check it out here.
This is just the start, and I know I have missed many exciting and important projects, so I hope you will help make the resource as comprehensive as possible by suggesting additional links I might have missed through the form provided on the Directory page, or contact me if the information about your initiative is incorrect.
If you’ve been wondering what work Sustainable East Africa, the NGO I founded here in Zanzibar, is doing, you can now read all about our programme, partners and activities on Ecologue!
So to learn how waste plastic water bottles helped provide water for a rural community, how young school leavers are earning sustainable income for the first time, or how a community transformed its streets to become clean and healthy – have a look around!
SEA around the web
I’ve started to add some resources to Ecologue.
under the Resources tab above you will find:
- Links, including more information about my work at Sustainable East Africa, a blogroll, and other Zanzbar-related sites.
- Downloads – which has a link to download (free) the book about the environment and sustainability in Zanzibar that I wrote while I worked at Chumbe.
I will be adding more to this section – so if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear about them in the comments!
I work as head of research, education and training at the NGO I founded in Zanzibar, Sustainable East Africa.
My work at Sustainable East Africa
The Sustainable East Africa website is coming soon. But until then…
Like the SEA facebook page for regular project updates and photos
Follow @SustainableEA on twitter
Follow Sustainable East Africa on LinkedIn
Like SEA’s partners the Prospective Learning and Charitable Institution on facebook
Volunteer with Sustainable East Africa in Zanzibar through World Unite!
Article about SEA (and me!) at volunteerleaders.org
Other activities and interests
I am a Rotarian, and member of the Rotary Club of Zanzibar – Stone Town: Facebook and Twitter
I am a scuba diver and in Zanzibar I dive with One Ocean in Stone Town / Matemwe, Scuba Do in Kendwa and Swahili Divers in Pemba
Some CV highlights in links
I was community outreach project coordinator at Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania (2010-2011)
I consulted for the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group (2009)
I have a research masters in Tropical Marine Ecology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada (2005-2009)
I worked for nature conservation NGO Fauna & Flora International (2000-2004)
I read Marine Biology and Zoology (Joint Honours) at Bangor University in North Wales, UK (1997-2000)