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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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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.



Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) is hosting a workshop in Lushoto from today 1st February to 3rd February. More than 10 participants including TFWG members from different organizations have attended this workshop (WWF, JET, SHIVIMITA, MJUMITA, LEAT, MCDI, FARM AFRICA, TRAFFIC, AFRICARE, and TASONABI). The objective of this workshop is to review the Tanzania Forestry Working Group strategy which ended in 2016, assess its implementation and evaluate if the actions are valid or require changes. This will be donewith reference to Mama Misitu evaluation report, TRAFFIC report of 2016and December 2016 MNRT review report to identify and consolidate key issues that may be relevant to a new Tanzania Forestry Working Group strategy.


TNRF guides CSOs and Private Sector in identification of common areas of concern regarding Conservation, Anti-poaching and Tourism in Tanzania

On 23rdand 24thof January 2017, TNRF hosted a meeting in Babati with CSOs, private sector, NGOs, Government, researchers and conservationists. The main objective of the meeting was to have dialogue on the common areas of concern among CSOs and Private Sector regarding conservation, anti-poaching and tourism around which advocacy agendas were developed. This was a sub-activity under the PROTECT Project main activity: "Engaging Civil Society Organizations and Private Sector in developing advocacy agendas".

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