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.
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.
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".
TNRF Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation and Tourism project (PROTECT) team conducted a 10days field trip (28th Aug – 6th Sept) to Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with the aim of meeting WMAs management team, members of various WMAs committees, villagers and investors.
The team visited WMAs in Ikona (Serengeti), Makao (Meatu), Mbarang’andu (Namtumbo-Songea) and Mbomipa (Iringa). The main objective was to discuss with the constituent communities around the WMAs and the investors on the issues that affect viability of the WMAs as both conservation and economic opportunity for communities and what options are there for better improvement of the inviable WMAs.
On 30th August 2016, the Mama Misitu Campaign (MMC) in collaboration with Tanzania Forest Working Group hosted by Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) conducted the National Forest Governance Hearing where the study report on “Revisiting TRAFFIC’S 2007 Recommendations To Improve Forest governance in Tanzania’ was officially launched. The national forest governance hearing brought together various stakeholders such as village communities, timber traders, representative from the local and central government, NGOs and private sector organizations.