Our Approach

At Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI for short), we are promoting forest conservation and rural development in Tanzania by creating opportunities for rural villages to benefit from sustainably managing their forests. We do this by vesting communities with the capacity and skills to turn local timber production into a commercial activity that fuels rural development and livelihood improvement.

By showing communities how to unlock the value in their local forests, we are creating opportunities for rural communities to pursue their own development aspirations. This is real empowerment, and makes our approach unique compared to that of many other NGOs.

MCDI works with a number of different partner organisations in Tanzania and internationally >>

And we are supported by a number of much-appreciated sponsors >>