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High-Level Virtual Roundtable on CBNRM Policy in Southern Africa

On Thursday, May 30th, 2013, USAID aims to hold an online High-Level Roundtable to share the results from a 4-year CBNRM stocktaking process and to discuss the potential for integrating CBNRM into national development strategies, plans, and policies in Southern Africa as an integrated approach to development. 

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Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment: Land and Investment Media Training

On 25th March 2013, TNRF in collaboration with TMF conducted training to journalists with an aim of educating on the status of land, investment laws and policies in Tanzania so that they are conversant and can cover issues with authority. The training also covered on the component of investigative journalism.

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International Day of Forestry

Today is the first United Nations designated International Day of Forests. While TNRF and our partners celebrate and honor the importance of forests everyday - with our work and programs targeted at improving forest governance - we would like to acknowledge this day as an important international event. We spoke with our forest officers to hear what they have to say about the importance of forests:

Cassian Sianga, TNRF Senior Forestry Officer - "One of the key issues is that more that 90% of the population in our country depends heavily on forests for their livelihoods. There is every reason for professionals to assist communities get maximum benefits from these forests in a sustainable way. This should be done in a manner that will reduce the rate of degradation. The demand for forest resources is continuously increasing and dependency on them is also increasing because communities have limited alternatives.

It is high time therefore, for civil societies to empower communities in the management and utilization of these resources through Policies, Acts and Guidelines. Civil societies have a role to play here as government alone cannot do it. Let us commit ourselves to work with the rural communities as most of the civil society organizations in forestry are working in the rural areas." 

Gwamaka MwakyanjalaMama Misitu Campaign Manager - "Empowering local communities and their institutions is key to combating illegal harvesting of forest resources in Tanzania.... Citizens should be facilitated to manage forestry resources for the current and future benefits."

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SRMP Training on Pastoralism and Rangelands production systems for CSOs, LGAs and Local Leaders.

From March 25th - 29th 2013, TNRF will hold training in Dodoma on Pastoralism and rangeland production systems for CSOs, LGAs and local leaders that are implementing the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP). This project is being implemented by five key partners, including CARE Tanzania, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International land Coalition (ILC), TNRF, and the Ministry of Livestock Development Fisheries. SRMP was designed as a pilot project to facilitate the development of and demonstrate improved approaches for Village Land Use Planning and management in rangelands in Tanzania.  In addition, the project aims to secure land and resource rights of pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and crop farmers and improve land management by supporting village and district land use planning and rangeland management in Kiteto, Bahi, Chamwino and Kondoa Districts in Tanzania. More broadly it aims to influence policy formulation and implementation on these issues.  

This training will engage 32  participants; Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MoLFD), Regional Livestock Advisors (RLAs) from Dodoma & Manyara Regions, District Officials (4SRMP Coordinators), CARE-Tanzania, District Chairpersons and Ward Councilors from implementing Districts, implementing CSOs (DONET, MMC, KINNAPA, BAENET) and 2 Village Chairpersons from Lahoda and Ngabollo.

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