NES TANZANIA LAUNCHED ITS NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

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NES TANZANIA LAUNCHED ITS NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
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The Steering Committee meeting for National Engagement Strategy (NES - Tanzania) was held at TNRF on 12th September 2018. The steering committee attended by PINGO’s Forum, Ujamaa Community Resources Forum (UCRT), Tanzania Land Alliances (TALA), Maliasili Initiatives, PAICODEO, International "Livestock Research Institute (ILRI,) CARE, HAKI Madini, and Tanzania Natural Resources Forum.

NES are multi-stakeholder processes set in motion by the International Land Coalition (ILC) to promote people-centered land governance in various countries. NES processes and their platforms are led by national actors and include ILC members and non-members. The overall aim is to influence the formulation and implementation of land-related policies and legal frameworks using the ILC’s 10 commitments to people‑centered land governance as their compass, and promote the use of instruments such as the Voluntary Guidelines for Land Tenure (VGGTs) and the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa.

The Tanzania NES Tanzania was initiated in March 2016 with three main components: 1) Coordination, communication and advocacy and policy dialogue coordinated by TALA; 2) Civil society independent monitoring and dialogue on good land governance and inclusive agricultural investment, under the lead of TNRF; and 3) Strengthening land governance through district and village land use planning, registration and management of shared resources including grazing areas, coordinated by ILRI. Out of these components, two working groups were formed 1) Land based Investment (LBI) working group, and 2) Rangeland working group.

One of the key roles of NES Steering Committee is to provide advisory direction, governance of the three components, and provide regular political guidance on development of this platform, together with the Working groups, and refining country strategy(ies) to reflect their strategic priorities. Mary Ndaro from Care Tanzania elected to be the Chair for Steering Committee.

 

 

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