A group photo during the launching of BMZ Climate Resilient Project
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On 15th Jan 2021, The World Wide Fund (WWF) in partnership with Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) launched a project BMZ Climate Facility Project “Protection of key Ecosystems, Increased Resilience and Adaptation for their Sustainable Use by Local Communities in Southeast Africa” at Masailand Hotel in Arusha. Key stakeholders in attendance included TAMISEMI, District councils (Meatu, Mwanga, Same, Longido and Serengeti), WMAs (Enduimet, Ikona, Makao and Lake Natron), Community representatives and the Media. TNRF is one of the local Tanzania partners in the collaborative project titled “BMZ Climate Facility Project” that is being implemented in 4 countries including Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The project is funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through WWF Germany in Partnership with Engagement Global. The project started in the mid of November 2020 for six months till end of April 2021.


TNRF supports validation of the Integrated and Participatory Village Land Use Planning, Management and Administration Guidelines of Tanzania


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There is increasing evidence that the use and management of land resources are better addressed through a participatory and integrated approach. The first Guideline for Participatory Village Land Use Planning, Administration and Management in Tanzania was prepared in 1998 by the National Land Use Planning Commission (NLUPC) and came into operation even before the enactment of the Land Act Cap 113 (1999) and the Village Land Act Cap 114 (1999) among many Laws.

In 1999 onwards, there was an increased formulation and emanation of new policies, legislation and regulations from various Ministries and Sectors with concerns for rural land use planning, administration and management including Land Act Cap 113 (1999), the Village Land Act Cap 114 (1999), National environment Act No. 20 of 2004, etc. In the process of applying new laws, different experiences accrued from several actors at various levels and opportunities which posed challenges on direct application of the 1st Edition of (PLUM) Guidelines (1998) thus, there was a need of revising it to address the short falls in the Second Edition of 2013 which insisted more participatory approach, than top down.



On 23rd and 24th November 2020, Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) through Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) held a consultative meeting in Longido District to introduce the PRM project in the new cluster at Oltepesi village after the approval by the technical team. The meeting involved introduction of the project to the District Council officials and Village Council members for support and collaboration throughout the project implementation.


Consultative meeting with village council at Oltepesi Village
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From the feasibility study results to identify potential sites to pilot PRM, Oltepesi village was found to meet the criteria based on the status of the land tenure security, rangeland connectivity and governance, pastoralism and other livelihood options. Also, to ensure inclusivity of all the stakeholders to the project for transparency. On the first day TNRF met with the district council officials and the second day with the village council for the discussions.



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