TNRF is a collective civil society-based initiative to improve natural resource management and conservation in Tanzania by addressing fundamental issues of governance. We view the quality and equity of governance as fundamentally determining how natural resources are managed and how they support the livelihoods of Tanzanians and the sustainable economic development of the country.
Administration of land in Tanzania is more decentralized from the president to the village level. The law gives power to village councils and village assemblies to administer village land. The District authorities are given advisory and supervisory mandates over villages and represent the commissioner who takes overall administrative powers. Despite decentralization, institutions responsible for land administration, land have continued to be cause of many conflicts for years. Conflicts have been escalating and lead loss of lives and property. Lack of coordination among land administrative institutions has been the main route cause of land conflicts and ineffective systems of handling land conflicts administratively.
This preliminary study involved consultation of responsible district government officials and relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on various issues related to land and investments. Among other areas, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was selected as a study site and study used the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to obtain information. Questionnaire designed reflected land investment governance process thematic areas. This ranged from investment pre-planning and organization stage, negotiation and preparation of investments contracts to implementation of investments.
Land is one of the terrains of struggle for most rural women in Africa because of its importance in sustaining rural livelihoods, and social-cultural and geopolitical factors that hinder women from enjoying land rights. Even when there are progressive land laws, as it is for Tanzania, women have not really enjoyed their rights. However, this has not stopped women to keep fighting for their land rights. They have sought their own approaches by leveraging opportunities within traditional, religious, and formal systems standing for their rights.
This launching workshop is organised by TALA and TNRF.
The International Land Coalition (ILC) Africa brings together its members and partners to launch the national engagement strategy (NES) for Tanzania. In addressing its mission in Africa, International Land Coalition (ILC) supports National Engagement Strategy (NES) in 10 Countries in Africa including Tanzania and aims to address strategic objectives: “Connect, Mobilize and Influence”.
A NES is a strategy that aims to promote people centered land governance (PCLG), bringing about transformation in land governance at country level. The NES approach is to work towards two main outcomes:
The setting-up of a multi-stakeholder platform on land governance for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing; and
A country strategy for engagement on land governance developed and agreed upon by all actors involved.
28 February 2017 - 8:00am to 1 March 2017 - 4:00pm