Dar es Salaam

Tanzania
Lord Mayor Isaya Mwita Charles, Elected 2016

Dar es Salaam in our Blog

Dar es Salaam is one of Africa’s fastest growing cities and is the main engine of economic development for my country of Tanzania. However, the impacts of climate change are already evident in our city. We experience frequent flooding and in 2012, a major flood led to loss of life. I must, therefore, make sure that our city’s economic activities and increasing population are safeguarded from the adverse impacts of climate change, while also decreasing our ecological footprint.

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At the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, we announced Dar es Salaam as one of three new African cities to join the network. During the Summit, we sat down with the Mayor of Dar es Salaam City Council, Dr. Didas Massaburi to discuss the city’s sustainability efforts, and what they hope to gain from joining C40.

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