In the coastal regions of Kenya and Tanzania, climate change has intensified issues like erratic rainfall, floods, droughts, and soil erosion. 

The COSME project addresses these crises by supporting climate-resilient, equitable economies within communities relying on coastal and marine ecosystems, especially women. By implementing nature-based solutions, the project will maintain the health of coastal regions, support more sustainable livelihoods, and prepare for climate change challenges. All with a focus on gender equity and youth empowerment. Over 49,000 people will participate in COSME, including 26,000 women and girls.

  • Our Roots & Shoots program will engage primary school students in Tanzania to help them understand climate change, learn how to care for our planet, and grasp why adopting environmentally friendly practices can benefit the broader community.
  • Local communities, with a focus on women, will be trained in gender-responsive forest management.
  • Thousands of youth, particularly girls, will establish Roots & Shoots clubs that are trained in climate change, nature-based solutions, and conservation.
  • Local authorities will be sensitized on gender-focused conservation.
  • Members of youth-led organizations will be trained on leadership, gender and climate, and evidence-based advocacy.

The COSME project is led in partnership with JGI Tanzania, Plan International Canada, Cascadia Seaweed, and is funded in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada. We, at the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, are proud to be a part of this exciting new initiative.

COSME Project Partnerships

The COSME project is lead in partnership with JGI Tanzania, Plan International Canada, Cascadia Seaweed and funded in partnership with Global Affairs Canada – the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is proud to be a part of this exciting new initiative.

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The COSME project is lead in partnership with JGI Tanzania, Plan International Canada (@plancanada), Cascadia Seaweed (@cascadiaseaweed) and funded in partnership with Global Affairs Canada (@CanadaDev).