Submitted by Website Officer on 24 May 2013 - 12:41pm
May 22, 2013
An international consortium of local communities, indigenous peoples and NGOs express concern to the Tanzanian Government that the proposed Loliondo GameControlled Area (GCA) will threaten both conservation and local livelihood interests.
In a letter addressed to President Kikwete, the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), and others, the consortium says they are deeply concerned that excising 1,500 km2 of disputed land from community access "could only have a major negative effect on local livelihoods and social wellbeing." Furthermore, the letter states, "it could create a serious and lasting impediment to sustainable conservation practices in the broader Serengeti region."
Submitted by Website Officer on 15 May 2013 - 12:15pm
This week, TNRF is participating in a workshop on ‘New Generation Plantations Platform (NGP) for Responsible Plantation Forestry in South Africa and Africa" in Durban, South Africa. The workshop is part of the New Generation Plantations Project managed by WWF in partnership with wide range of other stakeholders. The NGP provides a platform for stakeholders to discuss issues pertaining to plantations forestry. This year's workshop has drawn private sector and other stakeholders from across globe underpin opportunities and share lessons on plantation forestry and locally controlled forestry. Apart from TNRF, Tanzania is represented by participants from Green Resources and WWF - Tanzania.
Submitted by Website Officer on 9 May 2013 - 10:59am
This week from 6th to 10th May 2013, TNRF has organized training on pastoralism and rangeland production systems to representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and local communities in Babati district. This training is part of the Pastoralist Program implemented jointly by CARE and TNRF. The training is aiming to equip sub-grantees under the programme, pastoral CSOs and local governments' authorities with skills to effectively implement the pastoral development projects. The training intends to realize the following objectives:
To enable participants from implementing CSOs, LGAs and local leaders to define and internalize concept of pastoralism for better management of resources and livelihood.
To equip participants with knowledge and skills on pastoral systems, policy analysis and advocacy.
To familiarize participants with approaches and steps to follow when doing policy analysis and evidence-based advocacy at the local level.
To enable the organizations in the training practice, integrating and accommodate pastoral systems into natural resources management initiatives in their respective localities for betterment of pastoral livelihoods.
To enable participants understand the challenges in the pastoral livelihoods systems in Tanzania.
Submitted by Website Officer on 7 May 2013 - 5:08pm
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.