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PASTORALISTS AND FARMERS LOOSE COALITION

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From 15th to 20th October 2018, Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) through Land Governance and Accountability Project supported by Welthaus Graz and DKA both from Austria, conducted District Multstakeholder Forum meetings in Iringa Rural and Chemba districts. The Meetings brought on board district officers (land and legal officers), Ward Executive Officers, Village Executive Officers, Village chairpersons, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) such UMAKWA, Land Right Monitors (LRMs), Pastoralists and Farmers Loose coalition representatives, MBOMIPA Wildlife Management Area’s Chairman, Ward Tribunals’ members, Village land Councils’ members.

The meetings aimed at following on previous meeting resolutions including meeting conducted in September 2017. Therefore, the forum discussed broadly the issues, agree on resolutions and way forward on pertaining land governance and accountability at local level. TNRF established the two fora in 2015 with the purpose of strengthening dialogue among stakeholders through discussion and finding solutions regarding challenges over land tenure security, gender land rights and accountability.

Among others, issues deliberated included  

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UNDERTAKING AN INVENTORY ON MANAGEMENT STATUS OF OLENGAPA RANGELAND MANAGEMENT UNIT

Dates: 14th - 25th October 2018

OLENGAPA is a grazing unit established through Sustainable Range Management Project funded by International Land Coalition (ILC) through ILRI.

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), KINNAPA and the KDC plans to undertake a detailed inventory on the current management status of the grazing unit by mapping the areas encroached, extent and level by picking the Geographical Positioning System (GPS) coordinates on locations of encroachment and the number households within the grazing areas.

The inventory survey builds up after a successful technical visit from Sept 23rd   to 1st Oct 2018 to OLENGAPA - KITETO grazing unit with a team from Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MLF), Kiteto District Council (KDC), KINNAPA, TNRF and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). The team alleged that it is now very crucial to gather information on actual management status of OLENGAPA before starting the piloting of PRM.

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MEDIA ENGAGEMENT AND BREAKFAST DEBATE

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TNRF Breakfast debate
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Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is a member-based network organization. It aims to achieve improved natural resource governance for sustainable rural livelihoods and better conservation outcomes.

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is implementing an eighteen months project titled Engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) communities and Private Sector (PS) in Advocacy and piloting implementation of the wildlife Corridor Regulations. The goal of this project is to improve wildlife conservation and tourism policy through advocating for policy reforms and piloting the implementation of the new corridor regulation by engaging CSOs, local community institutions, Private Sector and the Government. Through this Project TNRF is expecting to have the following activities;

  • Television Talk Show; TNRF together with the Joint Advocacy Taskforce, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation and Tanzania Parliamentarians Friends of Environment (TAPAFE) will have a live television talk show discussing issues related to contribution of tourism sector to the national economy and challenges facing tourism business and investment climate.  The TV talk will be hosted by TBC - Tuambie Program.
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TV and Radio

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Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) through the project titled Engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), communities and Private Sector (PS) in Advocacy and piloting implementation of the wildlife Corridor Regulations, held a TV talk show and radio program on TBC1 and TBC Taifa on 25th and 26th September 2018 respectively. The shows (TUAMBIE PROGRAM) and TUWEKANE SAWA were aired live for one hour each and provided opportunity for conservation and tourism stakeholders to make phone calls to ask questions and provide recommendations. 

The panelist were members of the Tanzania Parliamentarians Friends of Environment (TAPAFE) Honorable Jitu Soni, Honorable Zainab Katimba and Honorable Esther Matiko. Also Mr. Mosses Ngereza a policy analyst from Tourism Confederation of Tanzania and Mr. Ernest Mwamaja the Director of Marketing from Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) were present.   

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