Land Based Investment (LBI) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Operating Locally, Addressing Globally

This brief review intends to document the relationship between Tanzania Natural Resource Forum’s (TNRF) land and investment programs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Programmes covered under this review are Ardhi Yetu and Pastoralist Programs that are purposively sampled for discussion. The review is based on the analysis of secondary data information from United Nations (UN) and TNRF. This work shows commitment of TNRF in addressing Sustainable Development Goals in Tanzania and concludes that TNRF must embrace the path to address international agenda.

Pastoralist Programme Annual Stakeholder meeting

Royal Village Hotel 16th- 17th December 2015

Care and TNRF through Pastoralist Programme organized two days Annual stakeholders meeting on 16-17 December that brought together key actors from government and its agencies, community members, Local government authorities, more than 42 pastoralist Civil Society Organizations(CSOs), Experts and beneficiaries. The meeting officiated by Ms Anucita Njombe on behalf of Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Livestock, and Fishing  Development. In the two days meeting, there were interactive discussions on policies that support and constrain pastoralist livelihood, evidence based facts sharing, sharing of experiences of working and support pastoralists, testimonies and various researches findingsin various thematic areas.

In the meeting therepresentations of research findings from implementing partners done in 2015:

  • PINGOs Forum shared the study findings on “The importance of micro and macro socio-economic contribution of pastoralism”,
  • CEDESOTA  on “Environmental and Socio-economic Benefits of Pastoralism to the Well-being of Pastoralists and Agro pastoralists in Tanzania”
  • KINNAPA shared on a study of six districts on  “Status of grazing lands in pastoralists’ districts and its impacts on household”; and 
  • TAPHGO shared Fact sheet-on “the relevancy of mobility in a disequilibrium environment
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UPR 2016 Joint Tanzania CSOs Report

The UPR is a unique State-driven process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur.  The first round of UPR to assess Tanzania Government was conducted on 3rd October 2011 where 107 recommendations were full accepted, 33 recommendations were partially accepted  and the remaining 4 recommendations were referred for further consideration or rejection. 

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CASE STUDY ON APPROACHES FOR SUPPORTING PASTORALISTS GROUPS FACING CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS IN TANZANIA

Climate change Study Findings

The Irish Aid Climate Change and Development Learning Platform seeks to build the capacity of Irish Aid staff and partner’s to incorporate climate change into development programming and improve tracking and reporting of climate change activities.  The Learning Platform (LP) commissioned IIED to undertake a number of case studies to assess how climate change is being integrated into development planning either by governments or development agencies in those countries in which Irish Aid has programmes.  Pastoralists Programme implemented by TNRF in partnership with CARE, Promoting adaptation and climate resilience growth through devolved district climate finance (IIED/Haki Kazi Catalyst), and Pastoralism Programme(OXFAM) all funded by Irish were selected in this case study.  

The aim of the study was to identify, generate and share the learning drawn from 3 case study approaches to supporting pastoralist groups in Tanzania, and to identify strengths of approaches and support to local adaptation in the drylands.

The field work for data collection was carried out from 10Th -22nd  June 2015, leaded by Sam Greene , Consultant, IIED; assisted  by Zakaria Faustin – TNRF Pastoralists Programme Manager, Marcely Madubi – Care Pastoralist Program Coordinator, and Julian Dalika – Care Pastoralist Program M+E Officer. The studies consisted of an appreciative enquiry into approaches for supporting pastoralist groups facing Climate change effects in Tanzania.  Other tools used were TAMD and Climate Resilience Spectrum. The study was conducted guided by the following key guiding questions:

  • How far did benefits achieved match the planned Theories of Change?
  • What were the most effective ways of achieving benefits?
  • How well was climate change integrated into planning?
  • What was most effective at driving this change?
  • To what extent could adaptations and changes be considered “radical” or transformational?
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