🌊 Empowering Tanzanian Youth through Seaweed Farming: Apply Now for the Kijana na Mwani Project! 🌊

SOA Tanzania, with funding support from Sustainable Ocean Alliance Global, is excited to announce the Kijana na Mwani Project, a transformative training opportunity in seaweed farming and its value chain. This initiative aims to empower young Tanzanians to become leaders in the sustainable blue economy, fostering skills that will not only benefit their communities but also contribute to the conservation of our precious ocean resources.

πŸ“… Training Dates: July 19-21, 2024
πŸ“ Location: Bagamoyo, Tanzania
πŸ“ Application Deadline: July 8, 2024

Why Seaweed Farming?

Seaweed farming is a sustainable and environmentally friendly practice that offers numerous benefits, from providing a source of income for coastal communities to enhancing marine biodiversity. It plays a crucial role in carbon sequestration, helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change. By engaging in seaweed farming, youth can drive economic growth and contribute to environmental conservation simultaneously.

About the Kijana na Mwani Project

The Kijana na Mwani Project is an initiative designed to provide hands-on training and knowledge in seaweed farming and processing. Through this project, participants will learn the entire value chain of seaweed farming, from cultivation to product processing and value addition. This comprehensive training will equip them with the skills needed to create and sustain seaweed-related businesses, fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs in the blue economy.

What You Will Learn:

  • Practical Seaweed Farming: Engage in hands-on activities and best practices for seaweed cultivation.
  • Processing Techniques: Explore methods to process seaweed into valuable products, opening avenues for added value.
  • Value Chain Insights: Gain an understanding of the entire seaweed farming value chain and its economic potential.

Eligibility Criteria:

To participate in this exciting opportunity, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Age: 18-35 years old
  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen and resident of Tanzania
  • Membership: Must be a registered member of SOA Tanzania (If you are not yet a registered member, kindly register by filling this form HERE )
  • Passion: A demonstrated interest in ocean conservation and the sustainable blue economy

Why Should You Apply?

  • Become a Changemaker: Empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in your community and contribute to the sustainable management of ocean resources.
  • Hands-on Experience: Gain practical skills in seaweed farming and product processing that can be directly applied to create sustainable livelihoods.
  • Join a Growing Community: Be part of a movement of young ocean advocates and entrepreneurs committed to fostering a sustainable blue economy in Tanzania.

How to Apply:

Applications are open now until July 8, 2024 00:00Hrs EAT. Interested youth can apply by filling out the application form through the following link:

πŸ”— Apply Here

Join Us in Bagamoyo!

The training will be held in the beautiful coastal town of Bagamoyo, a place rich in history and natural beauty. This setting provides the perfect backdrop for learning about seaweed farming and exploring the potential of the blue economy. Selected participants will not only gain invaluable knowledge but also experience the vibrant culture and community spirit of Bagamoyo.

Spread the Word!

We encourage you to share this opportunity with friends, family, and anyone who might be interested in making a positive impact through sustainable seaweed farming. Let’s work together to empower the next generation of ocean leaders and innovators.

For more information, please contact us at:
πŸ“§ info@soatanzania.org

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Join us in this exciting journey and be part of the change for a sustainable ocean future! 🌊

6 thoughts on “🌊 Empowering Tanzanian Youth through Seaweed Farming: Apply Now for the Kijana na Mwani Project! 🌊”

  1. Thanks to this wonderful and excited opportunity for the enthusiastic Tanzanian youthπŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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