Jetzt gemeinsam Klimaschutz umsetzen
Das Zentrum für Mission und Ökumene der Nordkirche und die East of Lake Viktoria-Diözese (ELVD) in Tansania haben eine neue Art von Partnerschaft auf der Basis des Themas Klimagerechtigkeit initiiert.
Gemeinsam werden die teilnehmenden Institutionen aus Tansania und der Nordkirche Wissen und Fähigkeiten zu Klimaschutz und zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel aufbauen. Ziel ist es, eigene Klimaaktionspläne auf Gemeindeebene in Tansania und Deutschland zu entwickeln und umzusetzen.
Klimapartnerschaften: Voneinander lernen und handeln
Die Zusammenarbeit ist auf drei Jahre angelegt und wird mit vielen Maßnahmen begleitet: Es gibt regelmäßige Seminare, fachliche Expertise und Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung von konkreten Projekten, digitalen Austausch unter den Partner:innen und als Höhepunkt eine Begegnungsreise zu Best Practice Projekten vor Ort.
Aktuelle Informationen rund um die tansanisch-deutschen Klimapartnerschaften sind auf dieser Website zu finden.
Implement climate protection together
The „Zentrum für Mission und Ökumene“ of the Ev.-Luth. Church in Northern Germany (Nordkirche) and the East of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELCD) in Tanzania initiated a new type of partnership based on the theme of climate justice.
Together, the participating institutions from Tanzania and Germany will build knowledge and skills on climate protection and adaptation to climate change. The aim is to develop and implement their own climate action plans at parish level.
Church Action Climate partnerships: learning from each other and acting
The collaboration is scheduled to last three years and is accompanied by many measures: There are regular seminars, technical expertise and support in the implementation of specific projects, digital exchange between the partners and, as a highlight, a trip to meet best practice projects on site.
Information about the participating partner parishes in Tanzania and in Nordkirche as well as photos and reports from this special project can be found on this website.
Damit die Berichterstattung in der ELCD und in der Nordkirche von allen verfolgt werden kann, werden alle Texte künftig in der in der gemeinsamen Projektsprache Englisch veröffentlicht.
All texts will be published in the joint project language, English. So the information is accessible für everyone, whether in Germany or in Tanzania.
News, updates and events:
Kick-Off Meeting der tansanisch-deutschen Klimapartnerschaften
Hamburg, 12. Juli 2023. Ein hybrides Kick-Off-Meeting bildete den offiziellen Auftakt der tansanisch-deutschen Klimapartnerschaften (Church Climate Action Partnerships – CCAP).
Klimapartnerschaften : Erstes persönliches tansanisch-deutsches Orgateam-Meeting
Mwanza, Tansania – 24. Juli 2023 „Utofauti ndiyo nguvu yetu“ (Swahili) – „Unsere Unterschiede sind unsere Stärke – Lasst uns gemeinsam wachsen“, so lautete das Motto des ersten Orgateam-Treffens der Church Climate Action Partnerships.
Erstes Projektseminar in Tansania
Vom 1. bis 3. August trafen sich erstmals alle tansanischen Action Teams der tansanisch-deutschen Klimapartnerschaften (Church Climate Action Partnerships – CCAP) zu einem gemeinsamen Projektseminar am Nyakato Bible College in Mwanza.
Project coordinator team:
In April 2023, Dr. Anne-Christina Achterberg-Boness started her work as project coordinator for the project “Church Climate Action Partnerships”. She coordinates the project in close cooperation with her Tanzanian colleague and project coordinator Joygrace Shoo from the East of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELVD).
Dr. Anne-Christina Achterberg-Boness worked as project coordinator and deputy head of the projects and investments department of the ELVD. She was responsible for project development and implementation between 2016 and 2022. Projects she coordinated covered the areas of sustainable agriculture, sustainable water, sustainable tourism, music, scholarship programs, climate change adaptation and women’s empowerment. Her tasks included project development, writing applications and suggestions, implementation, budgets, monitoring and evaluation, writing reports and seminar coordination in all of the areas mentioned above.
“I am looking forward to a lively collaboration with the German and Tanzanian parishes in which we learn from each other and motivate each other. I really appreciate what we are doing together for climate protection,” said Dr. Anne-Christina Boness on her new role.
On April first, Joygrace Shoo started her work as project coordinator in the three-year project Church Climate Action Partnerships in the ELCT-ELVD.
Climate partnerships: transnational cooperation
As an employee of the ELCT-ELVD, she will coordinate the project in close cooperation with the German project coordination. The aim of the project is to network seven parishes and one church educational institution in the East of Lake Victoria Diocese in Tanzania and the North Church in thematically focused climate partnerships and thus to support them in their joint action against the climate crisis and their adaptation to the consequences to strengthen this. As part of the three-year climate partnerships, climate action plans are developed and implemented at community level. Accompanied by a training program and digital exchange, knowledge and skills for climate protection and adaptation to climate change are being built up.
Experienced project coordinator
As project coordinator and head of planning and investment department at ELVD, Joygrace Shoo between 2017 -2022 had managed community based projects with the focus of improving majority livelihood, to transform knowledge on mother and child health to pregnant women and their partners, to serve most vulnerable children in the community, to address stunting to children under five.
During these years she was responsible for proposal writing, project planning, development and implementation of strategic plan, monitoring and evaluation of the project. Overseer of the budget and action planned, report writer and report compilation of different activities implemented by departments
Preserving and Protecting Creation
From her perspective, The earth is the Lord′s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”, Joygrace Shoo said since God commissions us to rule over the creation in a way that sustains, protects, and enhances his works ‘It’s going to be a wonderful experience to partner between parishes and bring best to the world for present and future generation’’.
All seven parishes and one church educational institution in the East of Lake Victoria Diocese -Tanzania are enthusiastically ready to co-operate with their parish partners in Germany.