The Zanzibar-Canadian Diaspora Association (Zacadia) was formed in 2012 as an association of passionate Zanzibaris who act as a bridge between Zanzibaris in Canada and the Zanzibar homeland, and work to foster, promote, encourage, facilitate and coordinate help for Zanzibar.
Zacadia works with representatives and associations in Zanzibar-Unguja and Pemba islands who assess community needs, and then the Canadian team identifies ways to meet those needs. Zacadia envisions a country (Zanzibar) where abject poverty, ignorance and disease among the common people are reduced.
In Zanzibar, Zacadia’s efforts fall mainly in the areas of health, education, climate adaptation and social services support, including:
Mikoko Kwanza is a special project of Zacadia to restore and protect the mangrove forests of Pemba Island, Zanzibar, where climate change is threatening livelihoods and our environment. The project engages local community members to plant mangrove trees and provides education about the importance of these trees in stabilizing shorelines and preventing erosion, protecting biodiversity and ocean habitats, and sequestering carbon.
This project is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Zanzibar-Canadian Diaspora Association Affiliate Community. They work closely with communities in Zanzibar-Pemba and Unguja islands to identify challenges and meet needs.
Visit our Affiliate Communities page to learn more about how it works and connect directly with Zacadia.
The Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network is a shared platform facilitating partnerships between Canadian and African communities.