Sustainable Energy & Environmental Management
Deforestation and depletion of forest resources is the most often cited environmental problem in Western Tanzania with a reported rate of deforestation higher than the national average.
SEE will encourage households to use alternative sources of energy as well as energy-efficient stoves. It will also promote tree-planting initiatives and increased environmental awareness.
As the primary household managers, the burden of collecting firewood primarily falls on women. By reducing this burden SEE will increase the time women have for other activities such as learning, income generation and leisure.