Submitted by Website Officer on 18 May 2016 - 10:02am
New Partnership to Address Investment in Land in Tanzania
Stakeholders in Tanzania’s land sector launch project to develop guidance for more socially responsible investment practices
A new project aimed at ensuring investments in land and commodity procurement through supply chains are beneficial to local communities is launching in Tanzania today. The Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) project will develop country-specific, practical guidance tailored for use by investors, governments, and civil society organizations to equip each actor to engage in more gender sensitive and socially responsible investments. These guidebooks will outline internationally recognized standards and principles, such as the African Union Guiding Principles, and take into consideration the national governance framework and local context of Tanzania with the goal of improving investment practices so all stakeholders can share more equitably in the benefits of land-based investments.
Submitted by Website Officer on 2 May 2016 - 11:28am
Healthy forests are havens for biodiversity, provide a lifeline for billions of rural people worldwide, and play a vital role in mitigating global climate change. The value of our work to conserve these important habitats has now been recognised internationally. Singled out among more than 130 applicants, MCDI's CEO - Makala Jasper, was presented an award for International Nature Conservation by the Whitley Fund for Nature at their annual ceremony in London yesterday.
" Winning this award means a lot to us. It means MCDI can expand our work to an entirely new area - the first step to connect existing community forests and their wildlife with one of Africa's largest protected areas" - Makala Jasper