Sea PoWer is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered in Tanzania.
Sea PoWer works with women seaweed farmers and coastal community members to promote improved seaweed farming for women’s empowerment and climate resilience.
Sea PoWer in 3 minutes
Sea PoWer started as project in 2016 when it received Australia’s prestigious Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Blue Economy Award.
Going from strength to strength with the support of SwedBio (Sweden), the Blue Climate Initiative and the Safe Seaweed Coalition, Sea PoWer now works with three groups of women seaweed farmers in the Zanzibar archipelago and is about to expand to other areas.
Women’s work conditions are improved by the farming innovation, they are empowered from mastering its use and have greater control over the entire seaweed production and transformation processes.
Work conditions are improved with the tubular net innovation compared to the traditional peg-and-rope technology. Increased income is generated from the farming of higher-valued seaweed species in deep water, and high-quality seaweed products fetch a higher market price.
Deep water seaweed farming enables adapting to increased sea surface temperature and salinity variations caused by climate change.
Farming seaweed is a nature-based solution. Done in deep water, it alleviates trampling pressure from sensitive seagrass areas and supports aquatic biodiversity.
Sea PoWer’s vision is to reach women’s empowerment and equitable development through seaweed farming innovation and transformation.
Sea PoWer’s mission is to achieve, in partnership with women seaweed producers, an adapted seaweed farming technology that transforms women’s lives and enables the sustainable integration of seaweed farming in the local economic and ecological landscapes of Tanzania and beyond.