SAEMAUL ZERO HUNGER COMMUNITIES PROJECT
The Chamwino District in the region of Dodoma is highly affected by drought, low income, and poor food production and food security levels. The Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project, which targets the three villages of Fufu, Suli, and Chiboli, is a World Food Programme pilot project that is funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea and implemented in partnership with regional government authorities and Good Neighbors International (2014-2016, USD 3 million).
Under the monitoring and supervision of KOICA, the project will directly benefit over 12,000 villagers with increased access to improved water sources, household food security, nutrition, income status, development opportunities, and strengthened community-based infrastructure among vulnerable communities.
Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project is based on the Saemaul Undong, or New village Movement, model of development that is credited with Republic of Korea’s rapid economic development in the 1970s, transforming it from a developing to a developed country. This project is guided by the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA for the mainland) and the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) of Tanzania.
MILLENNIUM VILLAGES PROJECT, TABORA REGION
The Millennium Village Promise–Saemaul (MVP-S) is part of the African Millennium village initiative, which was launched by the special advisor for UN-SG for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and started in 2006 in Mbola Cluster in Uyui District in the region of Tabora. The initiative is implemented in 10 African countries and the Mbola Millennium Village cluster consists of 20 administrative villages that are clustered in six millennium villages.
The MVP is a practical demonstration of community based integrated development utilizing the best available science, technology and experience in order to achieve sustainable rural economic transformation and achieve MDGs.
The project promotes human security through food, security, medicare and education and embraces five pillars that lead the project, i.e. harvest, malaria bed nets, basic clinical services, children in school and safe water points.
DEVELOPMENT OF MARICULTURE SECTOR IN ZANZIBAR PROJECT
Officially launched in 2016, the Development of Mariculture Sector in Zanzibar Project by the Government of Zanzibar, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is funded by KOICA and seeks to facilitate the production and distribution of fingerlings in order to increase the commercial demand of seafood, ensure sustainable food security, and contribute to economic growth in Zanzibar.
The project will construct a fingerling hatchery and provide capacity building to aqua farmers and technical experts from Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar to enable them to produce quality fingerlings for milkfish, sea cucumber, and mud crab. The objectives of the project are also in line with three of the Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 2_Zero hunger, SDG 13_Climate action, and SDF 14_Life below.
WFK SAEMAUL VILLAGE PROJECT
Saemaul Undong is a community-based integrated rural development program of the Republic of Korea that is largely responsible for the success of Korea’s rural development and transformation into the 14th economic powerhouse in the world. The three core values of Saemaul Undong are diligence, self-help, and cooperation and, on the continent of Africa, four countries practice Saemaul New Village Movement: Senegal, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
In Tanzania, KOICA has implemented the Saemaul Volunteers Program in four pilot villages: Pangawe (Morogoro) and Kibokwa village (Zanzibar) since 2010 and Zinga (Bagamoyo) and Cheju (Zanzibar) since 2012. The objective of the program is to reduce poverty and inequality, and to promote sustainable development through the organization and empowerment of communities, the application of integrated approaches, such as income generation and human and social development, and adaptation of the program to local conditions.
In each pilot village, the volunteers cooperate with the community members to initiate and implement the Saemaul projects that the villagers think will best contribute to the development of their village and after the volunteers support and supervise the projects for five years, they are subsequently handed over to the community to run.