About us

Oikos East Africa (OEA) is an independent Tanzanian NGO based in Arusha. Since 1999 OEA works to promote the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources as tools to fight against poverty and boost socio-economic development. 

OEA is incorporated in Tanzania under NGO Act, 2002, registration number 10035.

The principle behind OEA’s work is that sound environmental conservation strategies can promote health and wellness to current and future generations, increase the economic independence of vulnerable communities, and tackle climate change. OEA applies a systemic and interdisciplinary approach and collaborates with a number of research bodies, government agencies and national and international specialists.

OEA vision is a future where local communities and authorities work together to promote a fair socio-economic development based on the sustainable use of natural resources.

OEA mission is to apply high ethical and scientific standards to support rural communities in need of new knowledge, technologies and good governance to protect their ecosystems, through culturally sensitive and environmentally highly sustainable interventions.

Since its foundation OEA has worked in partnership with many local and international NGOs, state and parastatal Tanzanian institutions, international research institutes and universities.

Oikos East Africa is a long term partner of  Istituto Oikos (Italy).

Oikos East Africa staff

Our team is made of specialists in sustainable water management, biodiversity conservation and rangeland monitoring, climate change adaptation, awareness raising and conservation education, sustainable food production, renewable energy services and capacity building for the start-up of nature-based enterprises. Monitoring and evaluation is a strong component of our work. Our field team is committed, experienced and dedicated to the communities we serve.