Engaging and supporting the coastal communities most affected by climate change
We believe in sustainable development. Therefore, when Worldview restores a mangrove forest, we support the local communities too.
Half of the proceeds generated through carbon sequestration are used to help empower local vulnerable communities, wherein more than half of the families live below the poverty line. These coastal communities are exposed to the worst effects of climate change, and have experienced significant degradation of their natural resources and vital seafood supply as a result of mangrove forest degradation.
All of Worldview’s projects enable the upskilling of local workers to master planters, educating them about mangroves and creating jobs providing them with the income they need to thrive.
The restoration of the mangrove forests in these areas vastly improves the biodiversity, in turn redeveloping marine life feedstocks and increasing seafood supply by 50%.
Furthermore, Worldview partakes in livelihood projects aimed at empowering the youth in these communities. The Solar Aid Project distributes solar powered lights to all households in the local area, as well as micro solar energy projects for the community. These changes enable work to take place after sunset, vastly improving school performance as well as increasing the earning capabilities of their parents.
Some of the livelihood projects we engage with are:
Food & Water:
- Local production and distribution of fuel saving cooking stoves.
- The first community biogas project for cooking, fuelled by harvest of wild seaweeds in the planning stage for implementation in 2022-23.
- Rainwater harvest for communities living in seasonal dry areas without drinking water.
- Restoring life bearing ecosystem services.
- Community mobilization and public education on basic needs.
- Scholarship for girls with ambition to enter university.
- Vocational training and several other sustainable initiatives prioritized by the communities.
- Leadership training with gender balance.
- Local infrastructure to improve daily living such as solar panels and solar lamps to schools and community institutions.
- Energy forest areas to ease pressure on mangrove forests.
- COVID support to individuals and health institutions in project areas.
- Community health and sanitation projects.
- Supporting disabled families with new homes.
- Income generation in the use of renewable natural resources
- Community development fund to stimulate local livelihood initiatives