We believe that coastal communities are the best managers of their local marine resources.

With the right knowledge, support and resources they can be a driving force for change for the better. We are helping to build both their capacity and their support network.


8 Million

8 Million Tanzanians live in the 5 coastal regions; their wellbeing is tied to the wellbeing of coastal resources


Coastal tourism is increasingly contributing to the national economy each year especially in Zanzibar.

Large Scale

Yet, Tanzania is the only country in Africa where fishing using explosives still occurs on a large scale – and its impacts are devastating.


Mwambao Coastal Community Network’s work is guided by principles of equity, empowerment, and stewardship. We believe that networking leads to knowledge sharing and capacity building which in turn leads to resilience and community voice…


Mwambao Coastal Community Network’s mission is to facilitate a network linking coastal communities and other partner stakeholders that builds community resilience and implements improved sustainable coastal resource management and livelihoods…


Mwambao Coastal Community Network saw that while much is being done, from community-led management initiatives to NGO-driven projects, from marine protected areas to integrated watershed management projects, there is little crossover…

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