About us

About us

Who We Are

Carbon Tanzania occupies a unique position in the conservation world in East Africa. A social enterprise at heart, we seek to reframe the way people view and utilise natural landscapes. Our pioneering business approach ensures that value is realised through a network of stakeholders, from the forest communities themselves through to the companies and individuals providing the finance.

What We Do

We empower communities and local governments to realise value from the sustainable management of their natural resource.

Our targeted projects generate verified forest carbon offsets which are sold on the voluntary market.

Revenue is paid directly to the communities for development and livelihood needs. These communities have autonomy over how the revenue is spent.

Most communities spend revenue on needs such as accessing health services and paying school fees or further education needs

Because of this system the impacts of our work automatically meet many key SDGs.

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Advisory Services

We bring extensive expertise to large landscape conservation challenges. Our business approach to conservation demands that people receive revenue directly from the sustainable management of their natural resources.
Our most successful strategy to date - developing large scale REDD projects in locally managed forest areas - can be a powerful conservation tool in specific circumstances. As well as developing our own projects, we are involved in advising other organisations on how best to develop and implement this results-based approach.

REDD project design, development and implementation

Landscape conservation solutions strategy and planning

Collaborative planning with Government authorities

Commercialisation of results-based forest conservation projects

Exploring and leveraging partnerships in your landscape

Our Team

Project Operations

Carbon Tanzania operates an innovative decentralised management system for its project implementation work. This allows us to operate a small, highly versatile core team, while the resource owning communities implement the key activities required to protect their resources. This means that the maximum number of community members are directly involved in the protection of their resources, the governance of the project and the sharing of the revenues earned. This strengthens community engagement, entrenches ownership of the natural resource management process and confers fiscal responsibility to the participating communities.

Office Team

Project Teams

Isack was raised in the Yaeda Valley, and earned a degree in biology from the University of Dodoma in 2014. Isack works tirelessly with the Hadza communities, and the Village and Ward governments of the Yaeda valley to ensure that all our project activities run smoothly. He is always there to talk through issues with our field teams, and makes sure that the community scouts have what they need to do their work. Isack also arranges all the community meetings and workshops where information is shared, issued addressed and plans are developed.

Upon completion of her Community Development Diploma, Regina returned to the Yaeda Valley, where she was born, to take up the position of the Hadza Community Coordinator. Regina's role is to strengthen and enhance her communities voice by working with leaders to determine that any development is in-line with Hadza culture and identity.

German is from the Eyasi area and uses his expertise to oversee community development and conservation. His Datooga culture runs deep and drives his connection to land and its natural resource. Having graduated from the University of Iringa with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Tourism he began working for our partner UCRT before joining the Yaeda Valley Project team in 2021. German works closely with Isack and community members to ensure the smooth running of the project operations.

The Yaeda Valley REDD Project is governed through a combination of Hadza community committees and Village Governments. Representatives of these communities are responsible for selecting forest scouts who protect the forests, for co-ordinating management activities, for receiving and allocating the earned carbon revenues and for reporting on the use of these funds.

Supuk is a Masai from the heart of Makame WMA. As the WMA Manager, Supuk oversees all the WMA activities including natural resource protection, community engagement in the WMA process, and financial planning and sustainability for the WMA. Supuk is the primary conduit of communication and coordination for Carbon Tanzania within the WMA. Supuk holds a Bachelor degree in Development Economics from the Institute of Rural Development Planning in Dodoma.

The WMA is essentially a business unit, created to manage the shared natural resources owned by the participating village communities. The governance committee oversees all the activities that contribute to the sustainable management of these natural resources, including the forests that generate our Verified Emissions Reductions. The team also allocates revenues received from the sale of the VERs, as well as reporting on the use of these funds in line with government guidelines and regulations.

Frank grew up in the Mwese Highlands of the Ntakata project area and pursued a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Dar Es Salaam. With experience in land-use planning, forest protection and environmental education he now oversees the monitoring, reporting and verification process for the Ntakata Mountains REDD Project at a village level. He also supervises the carbon champions and the village game scouts, and ensures a clear line of communication with the village and district governments.

The Ntakata Project is governed by a Steering Committee which is comprised of leaders from all the 8 participating village communities. Each village is represented by their village chairman along with the Village Executive Office, ensuring that the committee represents the development plans and needs of the whole landscape. The committee is also in a position to co-ordinate, in co-operation with the District authorities, the required management and protection activities across the whole landscape that lead to the generation of Verified Emissions Reductions.

Global Sales and Finance

Jo’s focus at Carbon Tanzania is to ensure business sustainability through financial management and sales, and to ensure that we have the financial capacity to scale our work when opportunities arise. I also work to develop our communications strategy, and to explore new client and investor relationships.

Sarah’s work at Carbon Tanzania focusses on effectively communicating what we do, both to our commercial customers and our strategic partners and stakeholders working to better conserve forests. Sarah develops and then implements our ongoing communication strategies which educate companies and the wider community in the diverse co-benefits of purchasing carbon offsets from Carbon Tanzania’s REDD projects.
With a background in marketing and sales in the luxury tourism industry, Sarah spends much of her time for Carbon Tanzania helping environmentally responsible companies to realise the valuable CSR and PR opportunities that come with their commitment to reducing their carbon impacts. This often involves providing tailor made solutions to each client, a level of customer engagement that reflects our commitment to engaging everyone closely in the fight against climate change

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Our Partners

Carbon Tanzania is a network organisation. Our experience has demonstrated that collaborating and co-operating with organisations who share our vision and goals, yields enhanced results with greater efficiency, both in terms of resources used and funds deployed.

An understanding of the importance of forest community land rights, the development and promotion of good governance, and respect for community development priorities unites us with our partners.

Our inherent qualities of innovation, dynamism and flexibility mean that it is natural for us to form strategic partnerships in the fight against global climate change.

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