The Whole Village Project (WVP) is an interdisciplinary research and development project partnership between the University of Minnesota and Tanzanian based NGO Savannas Forever Tanzania. The project was initiated by Savannas Forever Tanzania, and has a University home within the Minnesota Population Center and Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. Part of the core funding for this project comes from the Institute on the Environment and expands the project's ability to collect and analyze spatial data. Follow our links below for more details on the people involved in this partnership.
Housed in the Minnesota Population Center, one of the foremost facilities in the world for large-scale social science databases and dissemination software, University faculty and staff work in close contact with Savannas Forever Tanzania to conduct WVP analysis, research and initiatives. The program surveys measure and analyze how development assistance is being used and its impacts on the health and lives of villagers.
Savannas Forever Tanzania is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered under the relevant laws of the United Republic of Tanzania and based in the Northeastern city of Arusha, Tanzania. The NGO was established in 2006 to address the issue of finding and providing practical solutions for conserving African wildlife, mitigating human/wildlife conflict and reducing poverty in rural communities. SFTZ is staffed by Tanzanian professionals with a common commitment to addressing these concerns.