- 40% of Tanzania is forested and home to diverse wildlife.
- Most of the forested lands have no formal management structure.
- Forested lands suffer from severe deforestation, according to The REDD Desk roughly 1.1% of all forestry per year.
- Increased demand for woodfuel and charcoal is increasing deforestation every year.
- The burning of charcoal and woodfuel creates harmful effects to the atmosphere by releasing toxic and greenhouse gases such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
- People cook in small, indoor rooms due to climate, lack of proper infrastructure or heating purposes.
- Primary source of fuel for homes is either wood, charcoal or a toxic combination of charcoal, kerosene, and liquid petroleum gas.
- According to a paper in the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Journal, the inhalable pollutants in these situations are at an unacceptably high level for the human body and exceed indoor air quality standard.
- The pollutants can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and other negative effects on the body.
- With 50% of the population under the age of 18, youth unemployment and gender discrimination have become a few of Tanzania's most pressing issues.
- According to the Economic Research Bureau of Tanzania, youth have the highest unemployment rate.
- Female youths have the highest unemployment rate among the youth labor force.
- Economic drawbacks, lack of adequate training, low wages, and cultural customs tend to restrict female roles to the household.
- The direct causes to these unemployment issues could be stemmed back to an absence of a conducive environment as social and economic prejudice towards women is prevalent throughout the Tanzanian society.