Contribution of Support for Community Initiated Project (SCIP) on Communities Livelihood: A Case of Mkomazi National Park.

Akwilini, Onesmo (2020) Contribution of Support for Community Initiated Project (SCIP) on Communities Livelihood: A Case of Mkomazi National Park. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study was to assess the contribution of support of community initiated project on Communities livelihood in Vumari and Kisiwani Barazani villages in Same District. The study is specifically aimed at assessing the community perceptions on the initiated projects, to identify the challenges of these projects as well as the contribution of these projects in the livelihood of the local people in these communities. Data were collected by using a household questionnaire, interviews, informants, focus group discussion and documentary reviews. The information obtained were analyzed using IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences software. The projects found in the study area include school’s toilets, hostels and Dispensary’s laboratories. The projects initiated in the study area are falling within villages needs; hence the performance of SCIP projects is good. Challenges that encounter SCIP were SCIP contribution, inadequate staff, poor community participation and political interference. Solution to challenges in order to improve SCIP performance includes implementation of more projects, community participation, provision of good neighborliness education, transparency and implementation of projects within time frame. The study reveals that SCIP objective has been achieved because SCIP projects have combined sustainable livelihood and conservation on protected area boundaries. The study recommended that; Recruitment of more Outreach Warden to match with Outreach Program activities. At the park level can be having head of SCIP program, Local people should be encouraged by the park wardens and local government leaders to give their share as per SCIP guidelines. This can be attained after involving local people in all stages. Keywords: Contribution, Community, Livelihood, Project.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2023 15:03
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2023 15:03

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