CSOs Rally Together to Support Human Rights Activists

Last week several human rights activists were arrested after they protested in Dar es Salaam and released a joint statement  to pressurize the government to reconcile with doctors who had been on strike for almost a month.  The activists have been released on bail, but may face charges and a court case.  Civil society organizations are rallying behind them, calling for the case to be thrown out.

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NEW APPROACH TO TACKLE AND PLAN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN TANZANIA’S DRYLANDS

Planning. Adapting. Climate Change
January 25, 2012

Arusha - A new program to strengthen and increase efforts to plan for climate change in Tanzania was launched today. “District development plans do not sufficiently address climate variability or change,” said Regional Commissioner of Arusha, Hon. Mlongo.   Building capacity to adapt to climate change will be critical to future social and economic development, he explained. 
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INITIATIVE TO TACKLE FOREST GOVERNANCE GAINS STRENGTH

January 20, 2012
 
 
DAR ES SALAAM - A campaign to improve forest governance in Tanzania will begin its second phase thanks to a commitment for continued financial support from Finland and Norway.

There are high expectations for the campaign, known as Mama Misitu.  Merja Mäkelä, Natural Resources councellor for the Embassy of Finland, says the campaign is expected to improve the transparency and accountability in the forestry sector and reduce the illegal harvesting of precious Tanzanian timber.
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TZ-REDD Newsletter, Issue 6

Click here to read the Newsletter online or here to download the PDF.

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