DISTRICT MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS FORUM

District Multi-Stakeholders Forum

Kilolo, Kilombero, Mvomero and Kilwa

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Introduction of National Engagement Strategy(NES)

The National Engagement Strategy (NES) is a national strategy employed by Members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) that aims to promote People Centred Land Governance (PCLG), bringing about transformation in land governance at country level. The NES approach is to work towards two main outcomes: a) The setting-up of a multi-stakeholder platform on land governance for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing; and b) A country strategy for engagement on land governance developed and agreed upon by all actors involved. 

In Tanzania, the NES has three key components which are: (a) Coordination, Communication, Advocacy and Policy Dialogue implemented by TALA; (b) the Land-based Investments Component is coordinated by Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF); and (c) a Rangelands component is coordinated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) and the Parakuyo Indigenous Community Development Organisation (PAICODEO) and HELP Foundation (contact organisation being PAICODEO).

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The District Multi-Stakeholder’s forum was conducted from 18th to 25th November 2017 in Iringa, Morogoro and Dar es Salaam.

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Emerging and Promising Practices: Securing Range lands through Youth Pastoral Associations. The case of Pastoralist Programme in Tanzania, and selected examples from Africa(Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania)

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A Paper presented at the “Conference on Land Policy in Africa 2017” in ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA on 14-17 November 2017 at Roundtable and Dialogue Sessions.

Despite a wealth of land-related legislation, policy, frameworks, constitutional rights in most African countries pastoralist that are living in range lands are still considered highly vulnerable in terms of land rights and tenure security. Of particular concern is the youth. There are different initiatives taken by NGOs active in land securing and planning interventions. Positive lessons can be learned from these initiatives including how the youth have been included. Through a participatory study and the review of various best practices,  this paper documents how youth pastoralist unions and associations in Tanzania, Cameroon and other African countries have been organized, their power strengthened in securing range lands and reopening  livestock routes that connect and sustain range lands in different localities. It builds on evidences including innovative pastoralist collectives; and how they have been able to influence rang land governance by pastoralist themselves.  

The silence over national Land Policy Review process in Tanzania: A call to rethink

By Masalu Luhula

The Tanzania National Land Policy review process needs open national dialogue and the question is whether the process should be revisited and get back to the public to obtain moral authorty. To ensure the dialogue, this paper suggests the use of women and youth movements like Land Rights Monitors (LRMs) and or paralegals initiatives used by various land related Civil Societies like Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, HakiArdhi, Legal Service Facility (LSF) and land alliances or forums initiatives like the Tanzania Land Alliance (TALA) and the National Engagement Strategy (NES) as channels to influence and enhance the dialogue. It is the argument for discussion that, taking back the discussion to the community and in particular women and youth will ensure conviction of assessing progresses and find direction that people want and contribute to Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will finally enhance achieving socio-economic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by all.

The State of Land-Based Investments in Tanzania: A Situational Analysis Report

Introduction

From mid-2000s Tanzania experienced a significant interest in land-based investments, with foreign investors leasing chunks of land for agriculture, tourism and forest plantations (Kamanga 2008; Locher and Sulle 2013; Sulle 2016). To date, few land-based investments have generated significant incomes for rural communities while others are disputed. While land-based investment is needed to achieve development goals such as poverty alleviation, industrialization, food security and improved nutrition, an investment that wrongfully displaces rural people and turn them into low-wage or temporary labourers does not meet such goals. Instead, it may create harm to local people and communities and it may prove difficult to implement beneficial partnerships between communities and investors when legitimate right holders are displaced.

This report provides a situational analysis of the current land issues in Tanzania. It does this by assessing the impacts of land-based investments in the country with specific focus on investments located within andoutside the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania. It gives an overview of the current state with regards to land deals in the country, the existing and planned business models and highlights the existing limitations on data and knowledge about these deals. It focuses on the forms and the impacts of existing land-based investment projects on affected populations, with a specific focus on policy, legal and institutional framework governing large-scale land-based investment. The study thus draws insights from five districts of Mainland Tanzania. The review identifies several land-based investments models to monitor in investment areas, provides recommendations and strategic direction for the work of Land-Based Investment Working Group (LBI-WG). 

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