Supporters

The Team

At Carbon Tanzania we have constructed a team of experts, please feel free to contact us with any questions and queries.

Core Team

Marc Baker - Coordinator

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Marc Baker is a director of Ecological Initiatives Ltd. based in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. He has worked in various capacities in conservation and ecotourism since 1998, including consulting for the UNDP-GEF cross border biodiversity project from 1998 to 2000 where he conducted a range of biodiversity surveys in Tanzania and Kenya. Marc has also worked as a consultant for Danida, Care International, and the Wildlife Division of Tanzania on biodiversity assessments, wildlife management, and tourism development. He founded Carbon Tanzania in 2007 with the specific aim of driving in-country value-added carbon offsets directly to communities, to ensure both biodiversity protection and a community-based understanding of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Jo Anderson - Finance and Sales

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Jo Anderson is a director of Ecological Initiatives Ltd. based in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. His work has ranged from wildlife surveys in remote areas to assessments of tourism resources in potential development sites. He has worked in the forestry, environment, and tourism industries for 16 years in Tanzania, and has built a network of professional contacts, both in the government and non-governmental sectors. He works in policy development with the relevant Ministries and non-governmental organisations, writing briefing papers and editing technical documents.

Simone Paine - Marketing and communications

Simone Paine is the managing director of 6 Degrees Communications, a strategic marketing company based in Arusha, Tanzania. As a marketing consultant, Simone specialises in businesses which focus on social and ecological co-benefits and payments for ecosystem services and in her current role works on eco-tourism and conservation agriculture. Simone's role with Carbon Tanzania is to ensures that companies that offset emissions are able to align their eco-credentials with their marketing requirements and strategies, Simone also updates the social media platforms and develops necessary marketing materials for Carbon Tanzania and our partner organisations.

If you have any questions about how your company or organisation can better use and advertise its eco-credentials please email

Japhet Sabaya is based in Kisongo, Northern Tanzania and works at the Arusha office organizing Carbon Tanzania's field operations. As a trained botanist Japhet also provides technical assistance for the aboveground biomass (AGB) surveys and translates the monitoring forms which are received monthly from the project area. As a Maasai and a botanist, Japhet has an understanding of local conditions and plays a key role in planning adding a ‘pastoralist perspective’ to Carbon Tanzania’s operations.

Walinzi Wajadi - Domanga

The walinzi wajadi or traditional scouts are the key to the projects success, they form the front line of forest conservation. The walinzi wajadi continuly patrol the project area, collecting information on poaching, land incursions, habitat damage and mammal sightings. This information is recorded using GPS and cameras and passed onto the coordinators who collate and carry out actions, these actions might be calling the wildlife division in Mbulu district to report poachers or reporting land use change to the village government.  The walinzi wajadi are chosen by the Hadza community to represent the community in a wide variety of issues and form an important part of Carbon Tanzania’s team in Yaeda valley.

Technical Advisors

Fred Nelson – Technical Advisor on Community Operations

Fred Nelson provides technical support to Carbon Tanzania through his position as Executive Director of Maliasili Initiatives. Maliasili Initiatives was established as a US-based non-profit organization in 2011 to work with leading local natural resource conservation and development organizations in Africa to build their capacity and ability to deliver on their missions and develop leading models of community-based conservation.  Fred has worked on community-based natural resource management, payments for ecosystem services, tourism, and rural development issues in Tanzania and the wider eastern and southern African region since 1998, being based in Tanzania for 11 years. He was the Tanzania program director of the Sand County Foundation Community Based Conservation Network for five years and helped establish the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

Peter Pascal Maziku - Consultant Botanist

Peter Pacal studied botany at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in 1999 and then spent two years mapping plant taxonomy in the Tarangire ecosystem as part of a team working with the National Herbarium and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This experience gave Peter the chance to learn the importance of accurate data gathering as a tool for conservation management. The final output of this work was a botanical guidebook to Tarangire National Park. Peter has worked for the African Wildlife Foundation in  the Burunge Wildlife Management Area, carrying out resource planning and vegetation surveys as well as creating a tool for biodiversity monitoring. Peter has also mapped the vegetation of the Yeada Valley area using AFRICOVER satellite imagery. In all of his consultancy work, Peter has shown the importance of combining academic field work whilst engaging with remote communities in a sensitive manner. Peter has been leading the Carbon Tanzania team in conducting the vegetation sampling for above ground biomass (AGB) using Winrock methodologies.

Julia Bishop – Carbon Footprint Assessments

Julia Bishop provides support to Carbon Tanzania by offering 3rd party independent carbon audits to organisations wishing to understand and control their carbon emissions. She offers a service producing reports on greenhouse gas measurement and mitigation for beach and safari camps and lodges in East and Southern Africa, combining her experience in the fields of climate change and tourism. With a background from global chemical industries in the development of environmental products, she went on to manage Fundu Lagoon in Pemba, championing sustainable tourism through community projects, and directed the Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors. Partnering first with Camco Clean Energy to establish the original methodology for measuring the footprint of Tanzanian tourism, Julia is also on the board of Responsible Tourism Tanzania (www.rttz.org), and is a director of Treecom Ltd, supplying agricultural biomass to companies seeking alternatives to fossil fuels. Julia has lived in Tanzania since 2004, based in Zanzibar.

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