The Digital Storytellers synthesis project was launched in February 2019 and will continue until March 2020.

The intention of the Digital Storytellers Project is to document the r4d projects’ contributions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Paititi Lab provides information, training, equipment and support for participatory filmmaking.

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Digital Storyteller- Scientist turning Filmmakers working in over 30 countries

Directed by Dr. Charles Kilawe

Filmed and Produced by Gerald Lwomile

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The Video above was shared by the Woody Weeds project to inspire the community of scientist now documenting their work through video.

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In May, John Richard, Charles Kilawe and René Eschen of the Woody Weeds project ( interviewed people affected by the invasive tree Prosopis juliflorain the area south of Moshi town, Tanzania. Among other impacts, Prosopis severely reduces access to grazing land and the amount of available fodder and it increases the cost of farming. The species has started invading Tanzania relatively recently and various communities in the region are affected. The Woody Weeds project facilitates decision making by so-called Local Implementation Groups, consisting of diverse stakeholders, about management of Prosopis in their communities. The appropriate management options differ depending on the stage of the invasion. The interviewees spoke about the impact of the Prosopis invasion on their livelihoods and their involvement in the Local Implementation Groups. They also explained the management methods for prevention, early eradication and control of Prosopis that are being René Eschen

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