Election of leadership & launch of Management Committee for our eco-credit MKUBA program in Kukuu village, Pemba.
MKUBA stands for Mfuko wa Kutunza Bahari, meaning “Fund to care for the sea” in Kiswahili. Borrowers commit to specific actions that contribute to the implementation of conservation measures in-line with and supporting their local conservation management plan. They also receive business management training to utilise their loan effectively. This MKUBA project is supported by our partners Fauna & Flora International and GreenFi.
Equitable representation within the MKUBA Management committee was determined as a priority in the annual general meeting in December – ensuring the committee includes a woman leader, Sheha (the village leader), Imam and representatives from the village fishers committee and each loan group. The new committee will work to support, advise and monitor the 132 members engaged with the scheme at this point, and ensure conservation actions and business ventures being conducted are effective.
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