is an acronym of Dodoma Environmental Network. This is the
voluntary membership based non-governmental organization formed
by individual members, umbrella environmental networks and
interest organizations. The History of the Dodoma Environmental
Network (DONET) goes back to 1994 when a group of people with
keen interest on environmental conservation decided to establish
DONET. The organization becomes registered in 1995 under the
Ministry of Home Affairs as a voluntary, non-profit membership
based organization with registration number SO. 8304 and in
2006 the organization complied with the new NGOs Act of 2002
with certificate of registration No.1609.
aim is to sensitize, educate and liaise with individual people,
organizations, institutions community groups, government institutions
and non governmental organizations in the conservation of
the environment and in ensuring sustainable management of
natural resources of Tanzania in general through coordinated
community plans of environmental management and conservation.
on environmental and development issues that cut across different
sectors. The interested issues of work intervened into the
Strategic plan including Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration,
Kilimo Kwanza and the Environment, Environmental Conservation
and Education, Environmental Friendly IGA’s and Technology
and Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration. Therefore the areas of
- Conservation agriculture
- Access to renewable energy technologies
- Carbon Sequestration and Biodiversity Conservation
- Improved Practices and Technologies on
- Food Security and
- Access to Clean Water
OUR VISION AND MISSION
DONET envisions becoming one of the leading organizations
contributing to quality and sustainable management of the
environment for the well – being of the people.
To contribute towards sustainable environmental management
by supporting community based initiatives towards poverty
reduction through equitable land access, efficient utilization
and resource rights.
Join us in the sustainable
management of the environment!
ORGANISATION AND COLLABORATION
DONET as a member based non governmental organization
is formed by individual members, CBOs, NGOs and Institutions;
such members includes Dodoma Capital Environmental Network
(DOCENET), Bahi Environmental Network (BAENET), Mtandao wa
Mazingira Kondoa (MTAMAKO), Kiboriani Environmental Network
(KENET), Mtandao wa Mazingira Chamwino (MMC), Jiendelze Trust,
Green Belt Foundation, Itiso Women Group, MIGESADO, SunSeed
Trust and many others.
The organization is administered by the Board
of Directors composed of ten members, among them 4 women.
Under the Board of Directors is the Secretariat being headed
by the DONET Executive Director with a number of staff members
including the Programme Officer, Programme Accountant, Program
officer Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation. Next to
support staffs such as drivers and a secretary there are also
At the District level, DONET has a representative
who works closely with its members and thus facilitates the
implementation of DONET planned activities. DONET has its
Board of Directors being elected democratically by the Annual
General Meeting (AGM) whose members come from its members.
These have the role of linking DONET members from the community
to the district level up to the Secretariat and Board of Directors
in the day to day undertakings and developmental interventions.
DONET has 300 members in various categories.
Collaborations and Partnerships
DONET is a member of various National and International networks
or coalitions, such as Tanzania Association of NGOs (TANGO).
The Journalist Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET),
Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP), The Wild Life Conservation
Society of Tanzania (WCST), NGOs Network for Dodoma (NGONEDO),
Tanzaznia Natural Resources Forum (TNRF), Tanzania Forest
Conservation Group(TFCG), ASP(T) Netwotk, Tanzania Traditional
energy and development organization (TaTEDO), MIGEASDO, CMSR,
Jiendeleze Trust, Sun Seed Trust etc. At international level
DONET is a member of Eastern Africa Environmental Network,
the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) and Uganda Women
Network via Dimitra Project. At National and local level DONET
collaborates with Training and Research Institution, Africa
Stockpiles Tanzania Network and the Central and local government
authorities and the private Sector.
Some of DONET's staff members
The Executive Director of DONET, Mr Josiah Mshuda
DONET is a multidisciplinary organization
with members of different background and professionals with
a wide experience in fields which include Planning, project
& environmental management, training & research, finance
and administration in holistic way brings value in accomplishing
the vision and mission of DONET as far as environmental matters
The implementation of DONET programs is guided
by its Constitution, strategic plan and national policies
and International strategies. Some of these policies and strategies
include Tanzania Development Vision 2025, National Strategy
for Growth and Reduction of Poverty, The National Environmental
Policy (1997), The National Land Policy (1995) and the Village
Land Act no. 4 and 5 (1999), The National Forest and the Beekeeping
Policy (199 8)
DONET defines the national priorities, Governance
and legal structures and providing operational guidelines
at local level. At global context DONET also operates within
a broad range of International Policies and conventions regarding
environment programmes relevant to Tanzania some of which
include The 8 Millennium Development Goals 2015, Declaration
of human rights agreement UN (1948).
Since its establishment DONET has been able
to complete the implementation of the following projects in
collaborating with community members and other stakeholders:
Formation and Capacity
Strengthening of Community Environmental Networks in District
and Wards level under the sponsorship of The Foundation
for Civil Society.
Land and Resource Rights
(LRR) founded by Norwegian Peoples Aids (NPA).
The Rolling Continuation
Control (RCC) founded by the Population Services International
to Monitor and Develop Plans funded by the United Nations
Development Fund (UNDEF).
to Participate in Management of Kiboriani Forest Reserve
by the World Wide Fund for Nature- Tanzania (WWF) in Mpwapwa
Enhancing Good Governance
in Village Land and Administration Structures in Dodoma
funded by the President’s Office, Facility for Ethics,
Accountability and Transparency (FEAT) in 2010.
Strengthening the Capacity
of Livestock Communities in Kondoa District funded by Care
rural Communities to Adapt and Mitigate the Impact of climate
Change in Central Tanzania Funded by European Union.
SCOPE OF WORK
The DONET’s field of focus is on environmental
management and thus it aspires to become a leading network
on environmental conservation in Dodoma and Tanzania in general.
Since its establishment in 1995, DONET has focused its interventions
on sensitizing, creating awareness and developing the capacities
of communities on environment, land management and resource
utilization challenges. Details of the new intervention are
found within the organization’s strategic plan for the
period 2012 – 2015.
The strategic issues for the 2012-2015 plan
Strategic public engagement
and knowledge management with the objective of stimulating
public engagement and knowledge management for enhanced
awareness of people on access to and sustainable use of
natural resources in Dodoma region and some areas neighboring
Strategic policy analysis
and advocacy for community engagement. Its strategic objective
is to strategically advocate for enhanced participation
of local communities, CSOs private sector organizations
and local leaders to influence changes in policies and practices
for improved livelihood and sustainable environmental management.
Access to and sustainable
use of natural resources. Strategic objective 3 is to facilitate
increased awareness on the rights of marginalized group
and enable them to access, own and utilize natural resources
to improve theirs livelihood.
capacity building and strengthening the membership base
for sustainability. Strategic objective 4 is to strengthen
the internal capacity of DONET and its membership to organize
themselves as a constituency with common vision and interests
in environmental management for sustainability.
capacity building and management. Strategic objective 5
is to strengthen the institutional capacity of DONET to
become a responsive and accountable organization in managing
the programme outcomes and delivery of services in a more
sustainable and efficient approach.
Rural communities that were
reached by DONET have become more aware of the land policy and
Act of 1999 and have used this knowledge imparted to them by
DONET to demand their rights with regard to land. Examples of
such communities are Chunyu and Ng’hambi in Mpwapwa District;
Songambele B in Kongwa District; and Isang’ha village
in Bahi District.
DONET has managed to organize communities
into groups and networks at village, ward and district levels
and has built their capacity to defend their rights with regards
to land and forest resources.
The institution has continued to thrive and
exist since 1995 after its formation even amidst financial
SONGAMBELE MAARIFA CENTRE
Maarifa Centre is an initiative of Arid Lands
Information Network (ALIN) and Dodoma Environmental Network
Established in August 2012,
the centre is located at Songambele B village within the ward
executive office, Kongwa district in Dodoma region.
The centre was established
with the main goal of responding to community information
needs and to catalyze documentation of local knowledge and
building community capacities on use of ICTs in development
Vist the Songambele
Maarifa Centre's web page HERE.
DONET is a membership based organization. All members pay
an entry fee (once) and an annual membership fee. Members
are in three categories;
1. Individual members: Entry
Fee TZS 2,500/- Annual Fee TZS 5,000/-
2. Schools/ Groups: Entry Fee 5,000/- Annual Fee TZS 8,000/-
3. Institutions/ Organizations: Entry Fee 15,000/- Annual
Fee TZS 80,000/-
DONET’s Offices are
located in Dodoma municipality, the Tanzanian New Capital
City. After working in Dodoma region for several years and
gained a remarkable experience the organization has decided
to expand its operations to cover other regions of Tanzania
giving high priority to the neighboring regions of Morogoro,
Singida, Iringa and Manyara.
Near New Dodoma Hotel (see map below)
P.O. Box 1414
Dodoma - Tanzania
Tel/fax: (+255) 026 2324750
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
MAP TO OUR OFFICES
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last updated: 18 November 2012