1. MANGROVE RESTORATION & CONSERVATION

Mangroves are vital ecosystems that protect coastlines coastlines, store carbon, and support marine ecosystems. They are the breeding grounds for brids, fish and crustacea. Arising in the intertidal zone between land and sea, these miraculous forests grow in challenging conditions. The trees take root in soils that are waterlogged and oxygen-poor, alternately submerged and exposed to the air as the tide rises and falls. In these seemingly impossible circumstances, they not only survive but thrive. In turn, they help us thrive too. The total area of mangroves in Tanzania decreased from 117,396 ha in 1996 to 110,787 ha in 2020.  Tanzania’s mangroves store up to 8% of the country’s total fossil fuel CO2 emissions.

HUDEFO works with communities on restoring and conserving these crucial habitats, promoting environmental health and climate resilience. At present we are work in collaboration with the Beach Management Community in Kigamboni, and engage with communities in Lindi.

2. CAPACITY BUILDING

HUDEFO provides trainings and workshops to equip communities, particularly women and youth, with the skills and knowledge to become environmental stewards. Through their own motivation and the trainings provided environmental stewards advocate for sustainability and participate in conservation efforts.

3. YOUTH DIALOGUES & KIDS MASTERCLASSES

HUDEFO fosters environmental awareness in the next generation. We organize youth dialogues

We have different campaign like Kids masterclass,children art and climate café, children and kids green tour whereby we have  reached 1648 children’s up to 2023.Also we joined different global campains to make the children inclusive in climate action and environmental conservation. Example Kids First, From our Heart, kids to COPs.

4. MICROFOREST ACTIVITIES

HUDEFO’s micro forest initiative focuses on creating small, dense forests within urban areas and schools. The micro-forest program tackles environmental issues at a local level. By creating dense pockets of trees within cities, they enhance biodiversity, improve air quality, and mitigate the urban heat island effect. Additionally, these microforests encourage students and community involvement, fostering a sense of ownership and environmental responsibility.