EcoAfrica Tanzania was registered in 2009 to specifically contribute to the East African and Western Indian Ocean region by providing expertise that can contribute to more sustainable resource use in the region. The people involved in the company have been active in the region for many years. Now we show our increased commitment to the biodiversity, ecosystems and people who live there through the establishment of an independently registered EcoAfrica based in Tanzania. By working at the level of regional as well as local government and community, it is an ideal partner to all levels of Government as well as donors in harmonising the needs on the ground with policy processes, capacity-building and targeted funding. The involvement of people at ground level is considered to be of paramount importance as it is they who reap the benefits or suffer the consequences of ‘upstream’ actions and programmes. EcoAfrica Tanzania has already proven itself in finding mechanisms that can bridge those gaps that inevitably arise when power and responsibility is decentralised from the centre to ground levels in a transforming society. EcoAfrica Tanzania has a strong ethic, both within the company itself and with its clients, of mutual capacity building and harnessing collective effort to improve the world around us.
EcoAfrica Tanzania can rely on the full set of expertise of the larger EcoAfrica family of companies, its partners and associates, many of whom are resident in Tanzania and Zanzibar or have been involved in processes affecting natural resource management, policy and governance issues in this country. The company will at all times maintain a strong focus on quality of delivery and capacity building while assisting and working closely together with government institutions, small non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community organisations and structures in ways that will promote the transfer of knowledge and know-how and their reliance on outside parties will be decreased. Therefore the company places a strong premium on mutual learning, information sharing, training and capacity building at all levels.