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REDD+ piloting process in the Zanzibar Islands, Tanzania: The assessment of the community perceptions and attitudes

Show simple item record Sutta, H. E. Silayo, Dos Santos A. 2014-12-01T10:30:35Z 2014-12-01T10:30:35Z 2014-09-17
dc.identifier.issn 1998-0507
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.4314/ejesm.v7i5.8
dc.description This article is available at en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction of REDD+ initiatives in Tanzania underwent a series of preparation activities including launching and implementation the National REDD+ pilot projects. While the piloting have now lasted for four years the local communities awareness, perceptions and their attitudes towards these initiatives have not been adequately studied in Tanzania. This study therefore was carried out to assess the community perception and determine social sustainability of REDD+ initiatives in anzibar Islands. Specifically the study aims to determine the levels of community awareness, perception, participation and attitudes towards this initiative. Five Shehia (Villages) which are Kumbaurembo, Muyuni C, Mtende, Chuchumile and Hanyegwamchana were involved in the study. Data were collected through key informant interviews, focus group discussions and household questionnaire survey. Content analysis was used to analyse qualitative information from focus group discussions and in depth interviews, while indexes were used to determine the levels of community participation, awareness and attitudes. Findings revealed a high level of community awareness (63.3%) with moderately high level of participation as shown by 4 .8%. Results show a favourable attitude of about % despite the low levels of education, over dependence of forest resources and small size of land holdings that would be expected to affect communities perception, attitudes. The study concludes that communities in anzibar islands have positive attitude and perceptions on conservation initieatives which is a good indicator for sustainability of REDD+ initiatives. However, in a bid to sustain the communities continued involvement, there should be continued capacitation of the communities to be in full control of their resources as well as ensuring equitable benefit sharing. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Norwegian Government through NORAD to the Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) Programme at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bahir Dar University en_US
dc.subject REDD+ en_US
dc.subject Community perception en_US
dc.subject Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Zanzibar en_US
dc.subject Community awareness en_US
dc.subject Community participation en_US
dc.subject Community attitudes en_US
dc.title REDD+ piloting process in the Zanzibar Islands, Tanzania: The assessment of the community perceptions and attitudes en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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