The State of Land-Based Investments in Tanzania: A Situational Analysis Report

From mid-2000s Tanzania experienced a significant interest in land-based investments, with foreign investors leasing chunks of land for agriculture, tourism and forest plantations (Kamanga 2008; Locher and Sulle 2013; Sulle 2016). To date, few land-based investments have generated significant incomes for rural communities while others are disputed.

TREE PLANTING TO COMMEMORATE 100 YEARS OF FINLAND INDEPENDENCE

                                                         

The Government of Finland is commemorating its 100 years of independence this year, 2017. The Embassy has held some events in Tanzania that represent the Government of Finland contribution in Tanzania and areas, which Finland supports as part of its foreign development policy. This tree-planting event commemorates 100 years of Independence of Finland but also celebrates 50 years engagement with the forest sector in Tanzania. For a Finn, trees and forests represent a shelter and value for life but also a basic element of livelihoods and potential for economic prosperity. Planting a tree is a symbol of long term commitment and working for the future generations.

Finland's support to the forest sector in Tanzania has been to promote sustainable forest management by strengthening human resources and institution capacities, legal and regulatory frameworks, forest based industries and livelihoods and transparency, openness and accountability in management of forest resources. We also support promotion of community participation in decision making about the use and management of natural resources. This is a way of ensuring public responsibility on the resource to realize its contributions in national development goals.

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100 YEARS OF FINLAND INDEPENDENCE

                                                                                                           

 

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Embargo 20th October 2017

On 20th October 2017, Government of Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence. The Embassy of Finland in Tanzania will commemorate this event by promoting tree planting in Tanzania, and  Ambassador  Pekka Hukka will officiate this event by planting a tree in his residence along Kenyatta road at  Masaki. The event will take place from 9 am and will last for two hours.

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ADVOCACY SEMINAR TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM; TAPAFE AND MPs FROM CONSTITUENTS WITH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS (WMAs) IN TANZANIA

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On 4th September, 2017 TNRF in collaboration with Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium (CWMAC ), Mazingira Network Tanzania (MANET), Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism –(Wildlife Division and Tanzania Wildlife Authority - TAWA), Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Tourism Confederation of Tanzania (TCT) and Representatives of WMAs through  Engaging Civil Society and Private Sector in Developing Advocacy Agendas funded by-PROTECT, jointly organized a seminar to Parliamentary Committee for Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism and Tanzania Parliamentary Friends of Environment (TAPAFE) at Morena Hotel in Dodoma. Official opening remarks were delivered by the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Engineer Atashasta Nditiye while welcome remarks were delivered by the TNRF Board Chairperson Dr. Suma Kaare.

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