European Union (EU) delegation through a consultant conducted a midterm Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) mission to assess the current progress of Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) implementation in Tanzania. The visit took place from 16th-20th February, 2020. The ROM team included International Land Coalition (ILC) and EU consultant.


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This mission involved meetings with the Manyara Regional Secretariat in Babati, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (Dodoma), National Land Use Commission (Dodoma), Office of the District Executive Director, District Commissioner, KINNAPA and consultative meetings with the community members from OLENGAPA and NAPALAI clusters in Kiteto. TNRF on behalf of PRM partners gave a presentation on the progress of project implementation in four clusters

Thereafter a consultative meeting was held at Partimbo village government office in NAPALAI before proceeding to NAMELOCK dam where the communities want to build water troughs for both human and livestock use as part of the management strategies of this only dry season water source. Second consultative meeting was held in Enganguangare village in OLENGAPA cluster with a visit to pasture demonstration plot in Orkitikit. The visit ended by debriefing meeting in Nairobi at EU offices.

Key issues highlighted during the visit include:

  • Need to fastrack management plans, Community Investment Funds framework for rolling out of investment activities.
  • Need to build potential partnerships/synergies with other related EU funded projects
  • Need to adjust partnership modalities with all partners for sustainability
  • Regional coordination be strengthened to smoothen the flow of information amongst partners
  • Log frame need to be adjusted to capture other emerging project results
  • Need to take into consideration risks and assumptions like forthcoming national elections and possible impact on project implementation.
  • Need to collect as much data as possible during activity implementation to help in monitoring

About the project: PRM is a EU funded project through ILC in six clusters of rangelands in Tanzania. This is across border four years project in Tanzania and Kenya. The project is implemented through a collaboration of partners which include: Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Veterinaries San Frontiers (VSF), SOS SAHEL and Coalition of European Lobby on Pastoralism in East Africa (CELEP). TNRF is the implementer of the project in Tanzania currently in four shared grazing areas of OLENGAPA,NAPALAI,KIMBO and ALLOLE while RECONCILE pilots the project in Baringo County, Kenya. Both implementing institutions are technically guided by ILR. The overall objective of the project is to improve the livelihood and nutrition status of pastoralist communities in East Africa by improving the management of rangelands for optimal utilization. Thus, the project work towards attaining security and better use of rangelands and expand the role of women in selected pastoral communities in Kenya and Tanzania.

Community Consultative meeting in OLENGAPA cluster. Photo courtesy: TNRF

EU consultant Dr.Ruth addressing OLENGAPA community memberPhoto curtesy:TNRF