Establishment of Community Knowledge Centre to Indigenous Hunter - Gatherer Communities Mbulu District, Tanzania

Meitaya, Dismas Partalala (2013) Establishment of Community Knowledge Centre to Indigenous Hunter - Gatherer Communities Mbulu District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This research project was all about establishing a Community Knowledge Centre (CKC) to Indigenous hunter gatherer of Mongo wa Mono and Domanga. Establishment of the CKC was a result of the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) which found that communities of indigenous hunter gatherer had inadequate knowledge and that they cannot socially and economically progress without having it. The CNA results revealed that majority have little knowledge on primary health care, governance, improved agriculture methods, environmental conservation, land use planning and management. Implementation of the project involved various stakeholders. UCRT is mainly involved in construction of the CKC building through soliciting funds from donors, communities gave up their land, Mbulu council is involved in provision of extension staff who will be tutors. Actual implemented activities include; six mobilization and sensitization meetings, training on sustainable livelihood land use planning, primary health care and entrepreneurship. To date 90 community members have trained. A project site has been identified and beacons placed on it. Monitoring of the project activities has been mainly done through reflection meetings. First major evaluation of the project is expected to be done after three years since inception. Evaluation will be done in every three years after the first has been done. Sustainability of the project was carefully checked from various perspectives such as financial, technical and political. Conclusively, establishment of the CKC will to a greater extent change the traditional way of living of communities in the project area and thus provide alternative livelihood to them. However, to attain this sensitization and mobilization strategies needs to be maintained. All stakeholders should also fulfills what their obligated to.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:29
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:29

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