REDD+ piloting process in the Zanzibar islands, Tanzania, The assessment of the community perceptions and attitudes (Sutta, H.E. / Silayo, D.A.)

Introduction of REDD+ initiatives in Tanzania under went 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 a dequately studied in Tanzania. This study therefore was carried out to assess the community perception and determine social sustainability of REDD+ initiatives in Zanzibar 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. 

in: Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management, vol. 7, no. 5, 2014, pp.548 – 560.

Created Date: 21-10-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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