The Earth Hour City Challenge is an initiative designed by WWF, in partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, to mobilise action and support from cities in the global transition towards a climate-friendly, 100%-renewable future.
Tanzanian cities of Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi will be participating as “pilot cities” this year. This provides the platform for these cities to showcase their initiatives outside the formal competition. Participating cities will also be invited to workshops with the aim of enhancing their commitments and building their capacity towards sustainability.
Deputy City Director Philip Mwakyusa and Kinondoni Municipal Manager Eng. Mussa Natty launched the competition in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 1 September 2014. The event took place at the Kinondoni Municipal Council Hall. A launch of the competition will also take place in Arusha and Moshi on the 7th of October 2014.
Having Tanzanian cities on board enriches the commitment and diversity in innovative thinking presented at the competition. In addition to the local context that these cities present, they will also be guided by the “Food Energy Waste Water Nexus” as the national theme of interest for EHCC in the country. This could only pave the way for creative approaches to sustainability from the region.
Stay tuned on our website for updates and developments on this exciting initiative!