By Deanna Cook, Administrator, Bagamoyo Beach Lovers It would be difficult to recognise the beach in the coastal town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania today compared to what it looked like just a few short years ago. While the shore is still spotted with broken fishing nets, plastic wrappers, and household waste that get washed in with […]
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By Deanna Cook, Administrator, Bagamoyo Beach Lovers The World Cleanup Day campaign and project methodology was designed by Let’s Do It! World, supported by the Let’s Do It Foundation. The movement was born in Estonia in 2008, when 4% of the total population came out to clean the entire country in only five hours. The […]
By Deanna Cook, Administrator, Bagamoyo Beach Lovers In July 2018, Bagamoyo Beach Lovers united a diverse group of local stakeholders for an event introducing World Cleanup Day, an international citizen-science data campaign and environmental movement. Below are five key takeaways from hosting the event, for anyone planning to introduce data-driven initiatives in their community. Build […]
By Deanna Cook, Administrator, Bagamoyo Beach Lovers Bagamoyo Beach Lovers would have had a difficult time motivating the participation of government officials, artists, school principals, nonprofit directors, fishermen and business owners attending and supporting its World Cleanup Day launch without the community relationship building in the years leading up to the event. Founded in 2016, […]
By Deanna Cook, Administrator, Bagamoyo Beach Lovers Unusual for this small coastal town in Tanzania, government officials, artists, school principals, nonprofit directors, fishermen and business owners filled the courtyard of an eco-hotel. Divided by status, education and environmental awareness, a citizen science data campaign brought them together to map and collect trash. The main event […]
Evidence shows that civic space in Tanzania and East Africa, in general, is narrowing. In a bid to navigate this, DataShift devised an engagement strategy that targeted National Statistical Offices in Tanzania and Kenya. We signed up the Tanzanian government to the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and as a result, a highly successful […]