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“Pastoralists’ rights advancement: shared learning and dissemination of lessons and best practices”


By Zakaria Faustin - TNRF

On 20th June 2017, the Pastoralist Programme(PP) plan to organize  a one-day closure event in Dodoma, with the aim of sharing lessons and wider dissemination of the hard won gains to decision makers, pp partners, development partners and pastoralists communities.

The Pastoralist Programme (PP) is a five year Irish Aid funded programme commenced in 2011 and April 2017. It is a partnership programme being implemented jointly by CARE International in Tanzania and Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) as a strategic partners, and registered Tanzanian Civil Society organization (CSOs) that work to improve the capacity of communities to overcome poverty, reduce vulnerability and strengthen the rights of men and women for sustainable livelihood. Local and national level partner CSOs primarily playing advocacy roles and capacity building initiatives to pastoralists’ community and central and local government authorities. The pastoralist Programme overall goal is to reduce poverty and vulnerability of Pastoralists communities in Tanzania to improve quality of pastoralist life in Tanzania. It aims at advancement of pastoralist men’s and women’s rights to a sustainable livelihood.   In the 2012/2013 financial year, the programme supported ten (10) CSOs, in 2014 funded eight (8) CSOs, while in 2015 and 2016 supported five (5) national level CSOs and four (4) local level CSOs.

Highlights of PP Learning and Closure Event

The event themed ‘Pastoralists’ Rights Advancement: Shared Learning and Dissemination of Lessons and Best Practices,’ is expected to be a high level public event with personalities from;  Development partners, President Office Regional Administrative Local and Central Government, Tanzania Investment Center (TIC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF),  Academia, District Councils, PP partners and other CSOs with common synergies such as Oxfam, ANSAF and HakiArdhi.

Objectives of the event

The Pastoralist Programme learning and closure event has  two folds  overall objectives:

1) To avail stakeholders and public with an opportunity to share and disseminate experiences, lessons and best practices gathered in the course of 6 years of PP implementation’; and

2) To ‘create a space for dialogue and discussion on sustenance of the hard won gains for the programme legacy’.

Primarily this aims at meeting the following objectives:- 

  • To ensure wide reaching impact, uptake and use of programme deliverables –lessons and best practices
  • To enhance broader audience knowledge through extensive sharing, learning and dissemination of Pastoralist Programme hard won gains
  • To highlight and share the knowledge, experience and lessons evolved in course of Pastoralist Programme implementation including strengths gained, weaknesses experienced, opportunities that have arisen and the threats to further and sustained hard won gains; and
  • To ensure our sense of transparency and accountability to our stakeholders and public at large and avail dialogues on sustenance of the hard won gains for the programme legacy.

Approach and Organization of the Event

The event is planned to exhibit a workshop kind of in nature from which presentations on the programme’s achievements and key note speeches will delivered to avail the room for debates and dialogue on further sustenance of the programme hard won gains together with disseminations of  PP communication products, exhibitions of various outcomes of the programme. Such dissemination materials include among others info and policy briefs, testimonial books, newsletters, posters, brochures, banners and case studies. The event will also involve representation of various media –newspapers, TVs and Radios to ensure broad coverage and public use.


After the event the following outputs would be realised:-

  • Ensured wide reach impact, uptake and use of programme deliverables –lessons and best practices;
  • The programme results – experience and lessons including strengths gained, weaknesses experienced, opportunities that have arisen and the threats to further and sustenance of hard won gains widely shared and disseminated to stakeholders and public with enhanced knowledge;
  • Increased programme legacy and visibility with heightened sense of our accountability and transparency to our stakeholders; and
  • Sustenance mechanism of the programme hard won gains debated and agreed by stakeholders.                                                     
St. Gasper Hotel Dodoma
Phone: 0652468219 / 0784761306
Dodoma TZ
20 June 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm