Building a just and sustainable future for people and the planet

Empowering Communities For Improved Livelihoods

EMEDO empowers communities to advocate for their rights regarding natural resources, aiming to improve livelihoods through capacity building and policy influence.

EMEDO empowers communities to advocate for their rights regarding natural resources, aiming to improve livelihoods through capacity building and policy influence.

What we do

Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO) is not for profit organziation that focuses on enhancing capacities to get organized, having their voices heard, rights recognized and respected and to influence local, national and international policies that affect their rights of access, use and control of natural resources for improved livelihoods

Small scale fisheries

The need to enhance the capacitites of the rural communities, fish workers to respond to such challenges and fight poverty through the sustainable management


EMEDO emphasizes environment friendly practices by associating with the community and the government to maintain a healthy and eco-system.

Social Justice

EMEDO promotes the fair distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society, regardless of background and status.


With dedicated, competent and hardworking team – EMEDO is committed to strengthen communities capacities in fighting poverty.


Envisages seeing communities with improved livelihoods living in sustainably managed environment.

Our Goal

EMEDO’s goal is to ensure that the contribution of natural resources to the national economic growth, poverty reduction and peoples’ livelihoods is improved on a sustainable basis through more democratic, open and transparent governance that benefits the communities.

Our Recent Projects

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The Lake Victoria Drowning Prevention Project which is aimed at improving water safety among small-scale communities on Lake Victoria and eradicate a series of large-scale tragedies in its waters. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) partnered with EMEDO to respond to the challenges faced by those working around Lake Victoria.

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SANAA ZIWANI NYANZA Project strives to strengthen Mwanza’s creative ecosystem by building professional skills and networks of local artists and increasing appreciation for the arts across the Tanzanian society.

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Clean Shores Great Lakes Project – Phase 5 at Kimanga Ferry

Our Latest News


"Kwa msaada wa EMEDO, jamii yetu sasa ina sauti katika maamuzi yanayoathiri upatikanaji wetu wa rasilimali asilia. Ukarimu wao umebadilisha maisha yetu kwa njia ya pekee."
Community Leader
"EMEDO strengthened the fisheries sector in our community. Now, with improved fishing techniques and the support, we're proud to enjoy better livelihoods for our families."
Abeli Winchi
"The commitment to environmental cleanliness has boosted our hygiene. With their guidance, we've adopted sustainable practices, ensuring a healthier environment"
Peter Mirambo
Envrinment Advocate


Empowering communities to assert their rights and influence policies, fostering sustainable environmental management and economic development for improved livelihoods.

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