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TNRF receives a grant from the Sigrid Rausing Trust for improving its communications

TNRF has received a USD 30,000 grant from the Sigrid Rausing Trust to enable it to drastically improve its communications capacity for its members. TNRF will launch an improved communications and member services programme from September.

TNRF and UCRT work together to develop 'Community Forums' in Arusha Region

Over the last three months, TNRF and Ujamaa Community Resource Trust (UCRT) have been working to launch community forums in Ngorongoro, Simanjiro and Longido Districts as an opportunity for rural villagers to begin to discuss key natural resource management issues. It is anticipated that, after appropriate training and further development, the community forums will come together to agree on priority natural resource management issues that they would like to take up with the government and the Parliament.

Forestry Working Group Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

1. Opening and self introduction - Cassian

2. Process in developing the campaign - Cassian

• Last FWG meeting held on (March 1st 2007)
• Secretariat writing a proposal (April – GTZ)
• Forming a liaison group and holding a planning meeting (May 4th-5th)
• Conducting a consultative workshop (May 22nd – 23rd)
• Secretariat writing a proposal

3. Presentation of the proposal – Freya/Andrew

4. AOB

29 June 2007 - 6:00am to 9:00am

Community-based Tourism Info-Fair, June 2007

Community-based Tourism Info-Fair, 2007

A special two afternoon info-fair on Community-based Tourism was held on Wednesday and Thursday, 6th - 7th June 2007 at the New Arusha Hotel in partnership with the Karibu Trade Fair. Chaired by Mr Richard Rugimbana (Executive Secretary of the Tourism Confederation of Tanzania), the info-fair provided concise topical seminars, with plenty of opportunity for discussion. There were summary hand-outs and additional take-away information.

Speakers were:



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