Campaign Members

Mama Misitu is a collaborative initiative with 17 launch partners as follows: Africare Formed in 1970, Africare works to improve the quality of life in Africa. Africare works in partnership with African communities to achieve healthy and productive societies. Care Tanzania CARE Tanzania began operations in 1994 in response to an influx of Rwandan refugees; from 1994 through 1996, CARE provided food, water, sanitation, shelter and health care to 500,000 refugees. CARE Tanzania has since expanded to include projects in education, environmental protection and reproductive health. FARM-Africa FARM-Africa started work in Tanzania in 1990 it is an international non-governmental organization that aims to reduce poverty in eastern and South Africa. FARM-Africa works in partnership with marginal farmers and herders, helping them to manage their natural resources more effectively and build sustainable livelihoods on their land. Femina HIP Fema Magazine is the most popular and in demand magazine in Tanzania! Articles about sexuality, relationships, risk, HIV/AIDS and other lifestyle issues are integrated into a glossy, colorful and attractive magazine, printed quarterly. 120,000 copies of Fema magazines are distributed free of charge to almost every secondary school in Tanzania and to hundreds of civil society organizations. Several thousand copies are also sold commercially throughout the country. Femina HIP cultivates a culture of reading and supports the formation of Fema Reading Clubs and publishes a User's Guide to facilitate the use of the magazine as a teaching and learning tool. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF  Operating in Tanzania since 1986, the Southern Africa Programme of the World Agroforestry Centre has the following vision: An Agroforestry transformation in the developing world - a massive increase in the use of working trees on working landscapes by smallholder rural households that helps ensure security in food, nutrition, health, fodder, shelter, income and a regenerated environment. IUCN The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is the world's largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 83 States, 110 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. Jorunalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET) The Journalists' Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET) is an independent, Non-Governmental Organisation working in the fields of environment, women affairs and sustainable, development nationally internationally. It was registered in February 1991. The objectives of JET include to collect information on environment and sustainable development and disseminate it through JET publications and other media, to provide forums for people to learn and exchange opinion on environment and sustainable development, and to carry out field projects, education programmes, research and workshops on environment, women development, health, family planning, science and technology etc. so as to enable Tanzanians, especially rural people to be aware of the need for environment conservation. Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT) The Lawyers' Environmental Action Team is the first public interest environmental law organization in Tanzania. It was established in 1994 and formally registered in 1995 under the Societies Ordinance. Its mission is to ensure sound natural resource management and environmental protection in Tanzania. LEAT carries out policy research, advocacy, and selected public interest litigation. Its membership largely includes lawyers concerned with environmental management and democratic governance in Tanzania. Shirikisho la Mitandao ya Jamii ya Usimamizi wa Misitu Tanzania (MJUMITA) The Tanzania Community Forest Conservation Network is a network of community based organizations involved in participatory forest management across Tanzania. MJUMITA was established in 2000. The network advocates for improved application of participatory forest management across the country. The network has over 5000 members.   Mpingo Conservation Project (MCP) The Mpingo Conservation Project, offers a unique opportunity for integrated conservation and rural development across large areas of its native habitat in Tanzania and Mozambique.The aim of the Mpingo Conservation Project is to use mpingo as an economic tool to advance conservation of mpingo's natural habitat: miombo woodland. Policy Forum The Policy Forum is a network of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). This growing network currently has over 50 member organizations, all of which are registered in Tanzania. The aim of Policy Forum is to make policies work better for the people of Tanzania, and especially for Tanzanians living in poverty. Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF) The Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF) has been in existence since 1979. The main objectives of the Association are:a) To foster public interest in forestry.b) To form a forum for all engaged in forestry.c) To advance and promote the Forestry profession and all aspects of forestry.d) To disseminate information relating to forestry to the nation and other forestry related institutions.e) To co-operate and liaise with other organizations in matters of mutual interest. Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) The Tanzania Forest Conservation Group is a Tanzanian national non-governmental organization whose mission is to conserve and restore the biodiversity of globally important forests in Tanzania for the benefit of the present and future generations. For the last 25 years, TFCG has been actively involved in promoting the conservation of the coastal forests.   Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) Launched in 2003 as the Wildlife Working Group, the working group subsequently broadened its focus in 2006 as TNRF as a collaborative civil society-based initiative to improve renewable natural resource management in Tanzania by addressing fundamental issues of natural resource governance. TRAFFIC Tanzania Operating in Tanzania since 1995, much of TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa's (TESA) work involves creating awareness and influencing policy decisions about important trade, use and environment issues, building capacity within government institutions to deal proactively with these issues, and working with other NGOs, research institutions and local communities to find solutions to pressing livelihood issues that currently impact negatively upon species or ecosystems of concern. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) WCS has been working in Tanzania for 50 years to help the country safeguard its unique global heritage. More than 130 projects have been supported, encompassing training, research, monitoring, institutional support, education, and the gazettement and extension of Tarangire, Ruaha, Serengeti and Kitulo National Parks. Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST) Founded in 1988, the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's mission is to work towards the conservation of the flora, fauna, and environment of Tanzania for the benefit of mankind. Since its founding, WCST has been involved in a wide array of conservation activities at local and national levels. WWF Tanzania Programme Office (WWF-TPO) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has been involved in Tanzania since 1962. However, the WWF Tanzania Programme Office was established in 1990 to manage the Tanzania Conservation Programme and develop active links with the government sectors and institutions as well as non-governmental organizations.