ADVOCACY SEMINAR TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM; TAPAFE AND MPs FROM CONSTITUENTS WITH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS (WMAs) IN TANZANIA

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On 4th September, 2017 TNRF in collaboration with Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium (CWMAC ), Mazingira Network Tanzania (MANET), Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism –(Wildlife Division and Tanzania Wildlife Authority - TAWA), Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Tourism Confederation of Tanzania (TCT) and Representatives of WMAs through  Engaging Civil Society and Private Sector in Developing Advocacy Agendas funded by-PROTECT, jointly organized a seminar to Parliamentary Committee for Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism and Tanzania Parliamentary Friends of Environment (TAPAFE) at Morena Hotel in Dodoma. Official opening remarks were delivered by the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Engineer Atashasta Nditiye while welcome remarks were delivered by the TNRF Board Chairperson Dr. Suma Kaare.

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CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP AT TNRF

 

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On 15th July 2017, the Board of Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) appointed Zakaria Faustin as the new interim Executive Director for the organization. This change came after resignation of current Executive Director Mr. Joseph Olila moving on to pursue further studies in environmental leadership at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom(UK).

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 Zakaria Faustin has Bachelor of Science-Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Dar es salaam (Currently Ardhi University), Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from Kampala University, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Management, degree from Mzumbe University.

Mr. Zakaria has 11 years’ experience in leadership gained through engagement with local and international NGOs, public and private sector institutions. Since he joined TNRF in 2012 to date, he has managed and led various multi-stakeholder programs including the Pastoralist and Land Based Investment (LBI) programs. His experience on leadership in international NGOs was gained through working as team lead for capacity building programs of FARM Africa. This is in addition to consultancy services he offered to various international NGOs including Netherland Development Organization (SNV) Tanzania Biogas Development Programme (TBDP), Care International - Tanzania Sustainable Range Land Management Project (SRMP) on Participatory Land use Planning for Sustainable Natural Resources Management; and  FARM Africa land use and joint forestry management programme

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UNTIMELY DEMISE OF WILDLIFE HERO

                                                                                 

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Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) and its members express their deep sorrow following the death of Wayne Lotter, founder and chairman of PAMS Foundation. Wayne Lotter was shot and killed by unknown people on Wednesday 16th August 2017 in Dar es Salaam.

It’s widely known that for decades, Wayne dedicated his life to protecting Africa’s wildlife, supporting government initiatives on anti-poaching and worked closely with natural resources actors and partners to ensure wildlife is well protected and conserved.

He undertook tremendous work in Tanzania protecting elephant and other wildlife, establishing himself as a trusted supporter and friend to field rangers and the communities adjacent to wildlife protected areas.

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SURVEY: AN ASSESSMENT OF USAID's NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO IN TANZANIA

At the request of USAID Tanzania, ECODIT, (a small US company), is carrying out an assessment of USAID’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) portfolio in Tanzania. The assessment aims to;

  1. Illuminate ways in which the portfolio is making progress toward the stated purpose of improved stewardship of natural resources, and
  2. Identify the assumptions or gaps in the design and management approach

The evaluation will generate evidence for informed decision-making and learning that responds to various intended audiences with differing interests, ranging from whether the NRM portfolio is advancing the goal of Tanzania reaching middle-income status to whether activities are having the intended outcomes.

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