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A Barclays-sponsored sustainability project in Tanzania’s coastal districts has been presented with a series of awards in the UK.

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Combining the knowledge and expertise of both WWF and Barclays in this project is really making a difference for the vulnerable communities and their environment in this region
David Tanner, Leads WWF’s work in coastal East Africa

A Barclays-sponsored sustainability project in Tanzania’s coastal districts has been presented with a series of awards in the UK.

Global environmental organisation WWF manages the Rumaki Seascape project, which aims to help improve the livelihoods for communities across a 10,000km² area.

Supported by the launch of a microfinance initiative, the programme empowers local groups to co-manage sustainable fisheries, protecting critical habitats and species while in turn ensuring the sustainability of their vital source of income.

The Rumaki Seascape project was named International Relief and Development Project of the Year at the Association of Project Management Awards 2011 on 20 October. The programme was presented with another award too – the event’s biggest honour – ahead of sustainability initiatives from companies including Siemens, Fujitsu, Transport for London and the Ministry of Defence.

WWF president, HRH the Prince of Wales, also recently presented five community members in Tanzania with the organisation’s ‘Leaders for a Living Planet’ award, for their part in supporting Rumaki Seascape.

David Tanner, who leads WWF’s work in coastal East Africa, said: “Combining the knowledge and expertise of both WWF and Barclays in this project is really making a difference for the vulnerable communities and their environment in this region.”

A Barclays-sponsored sustainability project in Tanzania’s coastal districts has been presented with a series of awards in the UK.

Global environmental organisation WWF manages the Rumaki Seascape project, which aims to help improve the livelihoods for communities across a 10,000km² area.

Supported by the launch of a microfinance initiative, the programme empowers local groups to co-manage sustainable fisheries, protecting critical habitats and species while in turn ensuring the sustainability of their vital source of income.

The Rumaki Seascape project was named International Relief and Development Project of the Year at the Association of Project Management Awards 2011 on 20 October. The programme was presented with another award too – the event’s biggest honour – ahead of sustainability initiatives from companies including Siemens, Fujitsu, Transport for London and the Ministry of Defence.

WWF president, HRH the Prince of Wales, also recently presented five community members in Tanzania with the organisation’s ‘Leaders for a Living Planet’ award, for their part in supporting Rumaki Seascape.

David Tanner, who leads WWF’s work in coastal East Africa, said: “Combining the knowledge and expertise of both WWF and Barclays in this project is really making a difference for the vulnerable communities and their environment in this region.”

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