Community Forests International on People and Trees as a Restorative Force
In this episode, Daimen Hardie, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Forest International talks about the mission to provide the right tools for people to become a restorative force. Through the lens of forestry and climate change, we get a glimpse into their life-changing outcomes globally, specifically in Zanzibar and Canada.
“78% of the people we support directly in Zanzibar working with them to adapt to climate change, also increase their income by making a transition to more climate smart livelihoods by working in a more regenerative way with their land and with their forests, building more resilience in their communities, also improving their income at the same time.
56% of the women that we work with completely control their own income that they make through activities we support and another 36 or 37% have primary control. And in the context of Tanzania, which is one of the most gender unequal countries in the world, this is really important.” Daimen Hardie, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Forest International