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.
Submitted by Website Officer on 18 May 2016 - 10:02am
New Partnership to Address Investment in Land in Tanzania
Stakeholders in Tanzania’s land sector launch project to develop guidance for more socially responsible investment practices
A new project aimed at ensuring investments in land and commodity procurement through supply chains are beneficial to local communities is launching in Tanzania today. The Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) project will develop country-specific, practical guidance tailored for use by investors, governments, and civil society organizations to equip each actor to engage in more gender sensitive and socially responsible investments. These guidebooks will outline internationally recognized standards and principles, such as the African Union Guiding Principles, and take into consideration the national governance framework and local context of Tanzania with the goal of improving investment practices so all stakeholders can share more equitably in the benefits of land-based investments.
Submitted by Website Officer on 2 May 2016 - 11:16am
Illegal Logging in Tanzania: Governance, Opportunities and Challenges
There has been substantial changes in the forestry sector that have also brought in new experiences, challenges and lessons. Some of these developments include the establishment and operationalization of Tanzania Forest Service (TFS), re-focused Forestry and Beekeeping Division (FDB) and increased land and forest based investments such as plantation and local communities‟ forestry. Despite this being the case, studies shows that the emphasis on collecting relevant logging and timber trade statistics and information management at the national level, had declined in the years previous to 2006, due to other priorities within MNRT.
Submitted by Website Officer on 19 April 2016 - 11:04am
Through its Pastoralist Programme, TNRF is participating in a side event in the run up to the UN-GGIM 4th High Level Forum on “Good land governance for the 2030 Agenda” hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18th – 19th April 2016. The conference is organized in partnership with the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) at the UNECA as a side event that brings together fellow professionals from government, the private sector, academia and policy circles.
The overall objective of this workshop will be to create a space for the working groups to discuss issue papers, validate them and agree on advocacy strategy for emerging land issues.
The specific objectives of the meeting will be to:
Share presentations from the 6 thematic group leaders and identify the key messages for advocacy
Inform the group of the developments at and activities of the LPI, AU, RECs and other bodies working around land issues
Plan a workable strategy for the operationalization of the CSO-LPI thematic groups
Consolidate membership and member commitments
Approve a set of advocacy positions for the CSO-LPI platform
Update the 2-year action plan, fundraising strategy and roles and responsibilities.