International Civil Society Conference


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Participatory Rangelands Management (PRM) is a European Union (EU) funded project through International Land Coalition (ILC) in six clusters of rangelands in Tanzania which includes OLENGAPA, ALLOLE, KIMBO and NAPALAI in Kiteto District, Manyara region and two clusters in Chalinze District, Coast region. This is across border four years project in Tanzania and Kenya and will be 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 while RECONCILE pilots the project in Baringo County, Kenya. Both implementing institutions will be technically guided by International Livestock Research Institute Research (ILRI). In Tanzania, PRM is implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

Development, Manyara Regional Secretariat, Kiteto District Council, KINNAPA and the communities and a host of secondary partners like Sokoine University, Tanzania Land Alliance among others. 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.

The Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) was privileged/availed the opportunity to share Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) implementation and experience in Tanzania community led institutionalized approach to rangeland management for sustainability.

International Land Coalition-Africa initiative had organized an International Civil Society Conference. The conference was held in Borkina-Fasso from 19th to 22nd June 2019 focusing on three key areas;

  1. Combating desertification
  2. Pastoralism, rangeland restoration-practitioners dialogue and
  3. Water resource management.

About 40 countries representatives attended the conferenceThe conference was attended by participants from over 40 countries. TNRF was lucky to have the opportunity to share PRM implementation and experience in Tanzania-community led institutionalized approach to rangeland management for sustainability .The session was moderated by ILC Africa Initiative.

Learning fronts from the conference include:

  • Pastoral land security and development
  • Rangeland Investments and role of community in managing their lands including women
  • Resource use conflicts in drylands of Africa
  • Land degradation in pastoral lands
  • Key causes of desertification and the role of stakeholders to restore pastoral lands
  • Policies, legal frameworks to support pastoral communities
  • The presentations were from governments’ officials of Burkina Faso and Niger, UN agencies, AU international Organisations, Researchers, Civil Society and consultants.