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We are pleased to announce that Professor Youssef Diab, Board Member at Pilot4dev will be co-organising an event on inert soil usage as a key ressource for the future of cities.

Following a first colloquium in April 2019 titled La terre dans tous les états, which focused on urban land as a resource and material with numerous aspects, ECT and EIVP are expanding the conversation by putting land at the center of contemporary discussions on sustainability. Their teaching and research Chair places a strong emphasis on social, environmental, and economic issues.

The conference Urban Land, Positive Values for the City of Tomorrow proposes that this resource be treated as:

  • a vector for the rehabilitation of neglected sites;
  • a structuring element for new territorial landscapes;
  • an environmentally friendly building material;
  • and, finally, an essential element for the urban integration of issues of various kinds of green spaces and biodiversity.

The event will be in french and is designed as a hybrid one: it will be possible to attend the presentations online or physically premises, with a limit of 85 physical participants per session (half capacity).

You can register here:

We are pleased to announce that Professor Jeffrey Raven, Board Member at Pilot4dev will be moderating a webinar on the reorganisation and adaptation of cities in a post-covid landscape.

The second of three high-profile events titled Post-COVID Cities, “Reinventing Global Cities,” focuses on the future of New York City after the pandemic. 
Participants in this program will learn how other global cities emerging from the pandemic are 

positioning themselves to achieve aspirational social goals while implementing zero-carbon policies for the twenty-first century.

For more information and registrations, please visit the following page:

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We invite you to explore the key findings of the first Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue study  encompassed into 3 separate policy briefs. Those briefs intent to summarize the effects of Macroeconomic policies on the mining sector, progress in regards to SDGs and Tanzanian youth employment and future.

The key focus of this study is to present the results of the interim assessment, which aimed to conduct an in-depth overview of Tanzania's macroeconomic and fiscal reforms as the second FYDP II (2015/16-2020/21) is implemented.

You can find below the 3 policy briefs below for ease of access:

Policy Brief 1 – “Two Decades of Reforms in the Mining Sector in Tanzania: A Way Forward”

This policy brief addresses the mining sector's current problems in order to offer guidance for the next step of reforms. The brief focuses on gold mining in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and large-scale mining subsectors, respectively.

Policy Brief 2 – “Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Tanzania: Redefining Responsibilities”

This brief reflects primarily on the main concerns in the new SDG deployment model that key stakeholders must address. The brief also suggests realistic approaches Tanzania might take to completely realize the SDGs' potential at the local level.

Policy Brief 3 – “Empowering Tanzanian Youths in Agribusiness: Lessons from the SUGECO Model”

This policy brief uses a case study from SUGECO's "Youth Special Incentive Schemes in Agribusiness in Tanzania (2014-2019)" project to argue for a more successful model of youth engagement in agribusiness.

In the coming months, two additional studies will be released by the Pilot 4 research and dialogue project, we will keep you updated as they become available.


Pilot4dev conducted a CRIC workshop on coastal capacity development to help climate resilient disaster responses on March 19, 2021. The event was coordinated by Pilot4Dev with the support of UCLG ASPAC, and featured ideas from European, Indonesian, and Indian experts to assist local governments in coastal cities in planning for the impacts of climate change.




Pilot4dev workshop session

Pilot4dev is pleased to announce that we are organising two workshop sessions on the 19th of March 2021.

The first workshop will take place between 9.00 am to 11.00 am (CET) and will treat about Coastal areas and Climate Adaptation (in the framework with the CRIC project).

The full agenda for the morning session is available at this link.

 Registrations are open at the following link:


The second workshop session will take place between 2.00 pm CET to 4.00 pm (CET) and will treat about Circular Economy as a chance for the oceans' protection (In the framework of the project Life’Adapt Island).

The full agenda for the afternoon session is available at this link.

For this session you can register at the following link: 


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact  

We are proud to announce that we have crossed another milestone, this month we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary.

Pilot4dev was founded in the beginning of 2018 at the initiative of Dr. Pascaline Gaborit, our Director with the advice of high-level experts. The idea was that there was a gap in connecting pioneering initiatives for sustainable development, and not enough efforts in implementing SDGs. What started out as a small NGO working to connect stakeholders to support worldwide sustainable development has now grown to a point where we have been able to expand our team with the arrival of Emmanuel Rivéra as project officer! Our organization has countless achievements and accomplishments, especially from last year which proved exceptionally productive for us.

We propelled in full swing our activities on three different EU funded projects taking place in South East Asia (Indonesia and India), Tanzania and Guadeloupe.

It would never have been possible either without the support from the Pilot4dev board of directors and the co-funding of the European Union to three collaborative projects on Climate resilience, Adaptation and Dialogue for Development.

We are also grateful to our partners who trusted in us to work together to build innovative projects promoting resilience, dialogue and climate adaptation/mitigation. The demands, challenges and feedbacks received from our projects have pushed us towards more efforts over the last year.

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We plan to keep our organization growing even more in 2021 and to continue to support worldwide sustainable projects the best way we do: by working together. With your support we wish to sustain our action, promote actions on the ground and increase our impact.

We are happy to announce our latest fundraising campaigns ! In order to better support local partners such as the Green Duluti foundation in Arusha and the small scale initiatives to adapt to climate change we have put together 3 different funds. This will give you the ability to choose how you want to contribute to Pilot4Dev's work ! 

Join our movement of support for small scale initiatives working towards making climate adaptation successful by donating to our funds !

Click through the three campaigns below to see the support you can provide !

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Thank you for your support !

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We were delighted to co-chair the Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue which took place on the 10th and 11th of December 2020 !

It was a great opportunity to learn more about the main findings, main steps and milestones of the first study of the project, titled "Tanzania Macroeconomic and Fiscal reforms: Positive Developments” presented by the research leader, Dr. Kaihula Bishagazi. 

It led to greatly fruitful discussions and recommendations to progress the study further ahead of its publication. 

In the afternoon of the first day of the panel, we looked at the presentation of 2 interesting case studies: the question of the fiscal reforms in the extractive industries and the implementation of the S.D.Gs.

The first case study on the extractive industries introduced an example on how a multi-stakeholders dialogue could lead to efficient tax reforms and bring positive results to the surrounding communities, while also taking into account, security, their external environmental impacts and their economic potential also in link with other economic sectors.

The second case study illustrated the difficulties in assessing the implementation of the SDGs.

The second day was also rich in insightful discussions from attendees, suggestions and recommendations on the finalization of the study and on the project’s next steps.

We are very thankful to the attendees and the team and researchers for their work so far and look forward to seeing the progress achieved over the coming months !




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Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India has been hit by the cyclone Nivar last 25th of November.

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Dr. Pascaline Gaborit, our director, had the chance to take part to today's debate organised by Friends of Europe regarding the sustainability challenges posed by citizens' habits in our society.

Our product consumption whether it of food, technology or clothing is a core part of our society. Yet our current way of life is lagging behind when it comes to adapting and tackling the climate crisis. 

This debate allowed us to engage with speakers such as Garrette E. Clark who is the Sustainable Lifestyles Programme Officer at the Consumption and Production Unit of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Dr. Gaborit was able to ask a key question to her during the debate: Will citizens and consumers behavior change be sufficient? Are we free to opt for sustainable choices when the production, transportation and energy rely so much on fossil fuel?

In a world economy which rely so much on polluting industries, fossil fuels and unsustainable development, can citizens really tip the balance on their own?

Due to time limitations, the debate on the question was unfortunately minimal, but it is a crucial and key point towards achieving a sustainable society on a large scale.

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