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Practitioners from the media were brought together to share experience and learn on sustainable financing for sustainable investments.
Speaking during the three day workshop, the representatives from the Tanzania Bankers’ Association and WWF Tanzania who coordinated the workshop said sustainable financing for sustainable investments is a new agenda for many Tanzanians hence the need to bring on board the media so awareness and sensitization
“We are partnering with Tanzania Bankers Association (TBA) as part of our initiative to interest the banking investors into supporting sustainable businesses and bankable projects, Although a very important move for the protection of nature Sustainable Financing and investments is still new to many people and that is why we have moved to engage the media so people can be aware and take part in initiatives that are nature friendly and be aware of the financing opportunities around nature based investments”, said Happiness Minja, WWF’s Africa Sustainable Investment Project lead for Tanzania.
Dan Tandasi from TBA expressed TBA’s excitement on the association’s engagement with WWF on Sustainable financing for Sustainable Investments.
“We are looking forward to working together in the implementation of sustainable investments in Tanzania. We understand the need to encourage sustainable investment and our bank members are pushing towards supporting these initiatives that are multi beneficial and most importantly are key in making sure the communities benefit economically while protecting nature. Many banks are now supporting nature based investments and looking for funds to actually take on their own conservation initiatives”.
More than 30 journalists from print, electronic and online media attended the workshop and were awarded certificates. The workshop was facilitated by a longtime Guru media practitioner and environmentalist, Mr. Deodatus Mfugale