PASTORALIST PROGRAMME - LEARNING AND CLOSURE EVENT

                                                                     

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“Pastoralists’ rights advancement: shared learning and dissemination of lessons and best practices”

20TH JUNE, 2017 AT ST. GASPAR HOTEL – DODOMA

By Zakaria Faustin - TNRF

On 20th June 2017, the Pastoralist Programme(PP) plan to organize  a one-day closure event in Dodoma, with the aim of sharing lessons and wider dissemination of the hard won gains to decision makers, pp partners, development partners and pastoralists communities.

The Pastoralist Programme (PP) is a five year Irish Aid funded programme commenced in 2011 and April 2017. It is a partnership programme being implemented jointly by CARE International in Tanzania and Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) as a strategic partners, and registered Tanzanian Civil Society organization (CSOs) that work to improve the capacity of communities to overcome poverty, reduce vulnerability and strengthen the rights of men and women for sustainable livelihood. Local and national level partner CSOs primarily playing advocacy roles and capacity building initiatives to pastoralists’ community and central and local government authorities. The pastoralist Programme overall goal is to reduce poverty and vulnerability of Pastoralists communities in Tanzania to improve quality of pastoralist life in Tanzania. It aims at advancement of pastoralist men’s and women’s rights to a sustainable livelihood.   In the 2012/2013 financial year, the programme supported ten (10) CSOs, in 2014 funded eight (8) CSOs, while in 2015 and 2016 supported five (5) national level CSOs and four (4) local level CSOs.

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20 June 2017 -
8:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
St. Gasper Hotel Dodoma
Tanzania
Phone: 0652468219 / 0784761306
Dodoma TZ

PROTECT- ADVOCACY TRAINING

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Protect (Protecting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation and Tourism project) is a five-year intervention project funded by the USAID and implemented by International Resources Group (IRG). The objective of PROTECT is to address the ever changing characteristics in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and constrain private sector-led tourism growth.

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) under Protect Project has a role to implement one of the activities under this project which is policy, research and advocacy through Engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Private Sector in developing Advocacy Agendas”. Among the activities that TNRF is implementing include; i) Conducting a rigorous analysis of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) economic viability/inviability and develop options for inviable WMAs. ii) Building capacity of civil society and private sector to develop advocacy agendas around conservation and tourism. iii) Facilitating a series of meetings between civil society, private sector and the appropriate government institutions to identify conservation issues of concern and find areas of convergence around which action plans and advocacy will be developed.

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EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (ESA) FARMERS FORUM AND REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP

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20th- 25th May 2017, Kampala Uganda

TNRF was among Tanzania partners that represented pastoralists, famers and fisher folks groups in the first Eastern and Southern Africa Farmers forum in Kampala, organized by IFAD.

The farmer’s forum (FAFO) was held in conjunction with IFAD Regional implementation workshop in Kampala from 20-25 May 2017. On 20th and 21st FAFO was held, followed by regional implementation workshop from 22nd to 25th of May 2017.

Farmer’s forum; The Regional Farmer forum aimed to make consultation with famers association with detailed discussion on how to engage and participate toward the country and grassroots level. The regional farmers forum was the first regional level forum after the global meeting that was held in Rome in February 2016.

Welcoming remarks were made by ESA Regional Director, Mr. Sana Jatta. He said, IFAD will ensure that FAFO decentralization processes continues to strengthen IFAD's partnership, cooperation and promote accountability at country level. This is in line with IFAD strategic objectives 2016-2020, he insisted.

About 260 participants coming from 17 countries attended the forum. Participants from Tanzania include Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), Agricultural Non State Actors Forum (ANSAF), Southern Agricultural Growth Corrido of Tanzania (SAGCOT), MVIWATA, Agriculture council of Tanzania (ACT), Fisheries representatives, Tanzania Pastoralist Community Forum (TPCF), CSOs and government staff from Zanzibar.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SOLUTION TO FARMER–PASTORALIST CONFLICTS IN TANZANIA

By GODFREY  ELISEUS MASSAY

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Land-use conflict is not a new phenomenon for pastoralists  and farmers in Tanzania with murders, the killing of livestock and the loss of property as  a  consequence of  this  conflict  featuring   in  the  news  for  many years  now.  Various actors,  including civil society organisations, have tried  to  address  farmer–pastoralist conflict through  mass  education programmes, land-use planning, policy reforms and  the development of community institutions. However, these efforts have not succeeded in the conflict. Elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa traditional systems are not making much headway either. This paper finds that resolving the mutual hostility between farmers and  pastoralists  is problematic because it is linked to historical evictions that happened from the colonial and  post- colonial  period  until the early  1990s. It also  points  to the limitations of Tanzania’s formal land  dispute  settlement  machinery, which  does not provide appropriate forums and  mechanisms  for resolving farmer– pastoralist   conflicts.  The paper argues that  the  existing  systems  do not favour the interests of either farmers  or pastoralists, and  calls for specific reforms.  Drawing  on the experiences of a farmer–pastoralist platform  established  by  the  Tanzania  Natural   Resource  Forum,  a local  non-governmental organisation  working  on  natural   resource governance issues,  it proposes an  alternative  mechanism  based on the popular participation of the victims in resolving such conflicts. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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