Welcome to the Chololo 2.0 website !

Welcome to our new website documenting the EcoACT (Chololo 2.0) climate change adaptation project. The EcoAct (Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania) project will build on the successes of Chololo Ecovillage to increase the capacity of vulnerable semi-arid rural Tanzanian communities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and reduce poverty. The…

Regenerative Agriculture to Build Climate Resilience in African Agroecology Pioneers

This October, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) organised training on regenerative agriculture for 20 farmers and extension workers feature in 10 AFSA agroecology case studies from across Africa. The case studies, collected in AFSA’s Making the Case for Agroecology initiative – coordinated by the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) – are available…

Solar Workshops Spark Hope in 50 Young People

This September, the EcoACT project has been engaging 50 young people from Chamwino and Dodoma Municipal Council Districts in workshops on solar appropriate technology (SAT). SAT is solar technology that meets the needs of rural people, can be made and repaired using mostly local skills and materials and is affordable. The coach for the two…

Visit to Muheza Climate Change Project

The European Union in Tanzania is currently funding five projects through the Global Climate Change Alliance 2 (GCCA II). Each of these projects uses a holistic approach to work towards building resilience to climate change in Tanzanian communities. Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania (EcoACT) is one of these five EU-funded projects. Another…

EcoACT at Nane Nane, Dodoma

From 1st to 9th August, the EcoACT team and 35 participating farmers attended Nane Nane in Dodoma – this year’s headquarters for the national agriculture exhibition in the Central Zone of Tanzania. The primary objective was to showcase the practices and technologies that have made villagers of Idifu, Miganga, Kikombo and Chololo resistant to the…

Tz Climate Conference Calls for Action

The EcoACT Project organised the first National Climate Change Adaptation Conference at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar in March. The conference was attended by 146 representatives from international organizations, academia, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, sector ministries from central government, local government authorities, and the smallholder farming community who shared lessons and experiences…

Energy saving stoves halve fuel wood use

The project has constructed 317 energy-saving stoves this year in Kikombo and Miganga villages, reducing fuel wood use by 50% in those households. Check out the 49 second video below.

Water flowing in two new villages

Project partner MAMADO has been working at full speed to get drinking water flowing in two new villages. They have achieved an amazing amount in the first year: constructed a new 25,000 litres elevated water storage tank at Idifu village, installed a solar water pump at Kikombo village, rehabilitated water supply infrastructures and formed water user entities…

EcoAct water point construction

Colleagues from the EU Delegation, The Ministry of Finance, and the five GCCA II ecovillage projects in Tanzania help out building a new water point in Miganga Village, Chamwino District, Dodoma.

EU Ambassador Launches Chololo 2.0

EU Ambassador to Tanzania, Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi, launches the Chololo 2.0 climate change ecovillage project in Dodoma. Check out the 2 minute highlights.