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CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Papers Validation Workshop in Addis Ababa 18th - 19th April 2016

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.

Research Assistants - Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL)


Duty of Station: Arusha

Reporting to: LBI Coordinator

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Pastoralist Programme Annual Stakeholder meeting

Royal Village Hotel 16th- 17th December 2015

Care and TNRF through Pastoralist Programme organized two days Annual stakeholders meeting on 16-17 December that brought together key actors from government and its agencies, community members, Local government authorities, more than 42 pastoralist Civil Society Organizations(CSOs), Experts and beneficiaries. The meeting officiated by Ms Anucita Njombe on behalf of Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Livestock, and Fishing  Development. In the two days meeting, there were interactive discussions on policies that support and constrain pastoralist livelihood, evidence based facts sharing, sharing of experiences of working and support pastoralists, testimonies and various researches findingsin various thematic areas.

In the meeting therepresentations of research findings from implementing partners done in 2015:

  • PINGOs Forum shared the study findings on “The importance of micro and macro socio-economic contribution of pastoralism”,
  • CEDESOTA  on “Environmental and Socio-economic Benefits of Pastoralism to the Well-being of Pastoralists and Agro pastoralists in Tanzania”
  • KINNAPA shared on a study of six districts on  “Status of grazing lands in pastoralists’ districts and its impacts on household”; and 
  • TAPHGO shared Fact sheet-on “the relevancy of mobility in a disequilibrium environment

UPR 2016 Joint Tanzania CSOs Report

The UPR is a unique State-driven process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur.  The first round of UPR to assess Tanzania Government was conducted on 3rd October 2011 where 107 recommendations were full accepted, 33 recommendations were partially accepted  and the remaining 4 recommendations were referred for further consideration or rejection. 



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