USAID Heshimu Bahari Project


DAMAX was contracted under USAID Heshimu Bahari Project team to conduct survey. The survey aimed to unlock crucial insights into the ecological and economic dynamics of six out of twelve seascapes along the East coast of Tanzania. The data gleaned from this survey played a pivotal role in shaping informed decisions and facilitating the formulation of effective policies and strategies for long-term marine conservation and community development.

Key Geographic Areas Under Focus:

Tanga: Encompassing Tanga municipality, Pangani, and Mkinga.
Pwani: Focusing on Bagamoyo.
Dar es Salaam: Including areas neighboring the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserves.
Mafia-Kilwa Seascape: A critical area for marine conservation.
Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Seascape: An ecologically significant region.
Empowering Communities through Strategic Interventions:
DAMAX Solutions emphasized empowering vulnerable groups, especially women and youths, through community alternative livelihood projects. By tailoring interventions to address the unique needs of these communities, DAMAX Solutions aimed to create sustainable pathways for socioeconomic development.

A Vision for the Future:
The data collected through this survey served as the bedrock for developing the Heshimu Bahari Activity intervention strategy. This strategy, informed by real-world insights, guided future initiatives in marine conservation and community development. DAMAX Solutions remained dedicated to fostering a harmonious balance between ecological preservation and the well-being of local communities.

In collaboration with the USAID Heshimu Bahari Project team, DAMAX Solutions aimed to catalyze positive change, ensuring the sustainable use of marine resources and fostering resilient communities.