Envirocare is a non-profit making, non-partisan, non-governmental registered organisation founded in 1993 in Tanzania. The organisation is primarily focused on conserving the environment and improving livelihoods in local communities with gender, human rights and community based organisation integration through a participatory approach.
The main functions of the organisation are advocacy, action research and capacity building (empowerment) on environmental conservation and governance and human rights and gender issues.
ENVIROCARE seeks to empower resource poor farmers and help improve their livelihoods through green entrepreneurship; to educate people on the importance of environmental governance and management with particular focus on community forests in rural areas and proper disposal of waste in urban areas; to facilitate mainstreaming of gender issues in the development process; to enhance community participation in decision making process; to provide legal literacy services to the communities, especially women and children, in order to enhance the awareness on their rights and obligations and to encourage research and publication of simple readable texts that will promote popular participation in the development processes, particularly in the conservation of the environment.
For more information about ENVIROCARE, please visit their website www.envirocare.or.tz