From garbage to garden. It’s Compost Time!

Hamad – Artist, Craftsman and Leader at the same time

One of our longest term partners is the Cultural Arts Centre – where Zanzibari artists and Artisans work, exhibit and sell their artworks!
For our first blog in this new series, I’d love to tell you a little more about Hamad, the Director here, who’s also an artist, a craftsman, and about the incredible work that’s been done at CACZ.

Welcome to the Blog of Sustainable East Africa

As you can see there hasn’t been much going on here on the Blog until now but we’re about to change that. Sustainable East Africa is here to support local initiatives on Zanzibar strengthening social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability. Using this blog we want to stay true to our vision, highlighting and sharing many of those interesting sustainable projects – some of which we’ve had the honour of sharing with, and some not yet!

KUHAMASISHA! (Inspire!) – arts, culture and heritage walking tour

Explore the town in a different way. The environment and architecture of StoneKuhamasisha logo Town is unique and special – and the artisans and artists of Zanzibar play an essential and intriguing role in creating and maintaining a vibrant and beautiful city. See the places you might never otherwise see – meet the artisans who are restoring and up-cycling, using creativity and crafts old and new.

Creative Festival of Water March 2015 – Matemwe, Zanzibar

In Unguja and Pemba – the islands of Zanzibar – we are surrounded by water – and the monsoons bring us fresh water every season. We love our water – but we have our fair share of water problems too!

For World Water Day 2015, the Creative Festival of Water will celebrate the water we have, the water we’d like and what people are doing across the islands of Zanzibar to achieve this.

Welcome to the Sustainable East Africa news and views section

Hello and welcome! This section is devoted to sharing with you our latest project news and updates, and more in-depth opinion pieces on matters relating to environmental awareness, education, and sustainable development. We hope you enjoy reading and welcome your feedback and thoughts in the comments!

With best wishes

Nell Hamilton – SEA founder and Director