Land Based Investment Workshop

TNRF, IIED and REPOA held a workshop on Land Based Investment in Tanzania.  The workshop brought together a range of stakeholders, from academia to government to representatives from civil society.  Learn more about the workshop in this film.


The Village Land Act 1999 – Is it Worth Protecting?

Policy Forum Breakfast Debate
The Village Land Act 1999 recognizes land held collectively by village residents under customary law.  This gives villages the rights to the land that their residents have traditionally used and have been managed under customary principles.  The VLA 1999 is seen to contain significant elements of change providing for a devolved system of registration, titling and dispute settlement at the village level and recognition of customary tenure.  But with ongoing land disputes, many at the village level, it is worth questioning, “is the VLA worth protecting?” 
This breakfast debate will take a look an in-depth look at the Village Land Act 1999.  An expert will provide an overview of the Act itself, while another will provide an analysis of the Act – the pros and cons.  Through discussion and debate, the question will be explored – is the VLA truly pro-village?  Is it worth protecting?  Or, does it need some mending?
Mr. Yefred Myenzi, the Executive Director of HakiArdhi, will participate in thedebate, providing an expert analysis of the VLA.  Mr. Swagile Msananga from the Ministry of Lands will provide an overview of the Act.  TNRF will facilitate the debate.
30 March 2012 - 3:30am to 5:30am

Bringing Serengeti Road Issue to Court

Serengeti Road

Breaking News... In December 2010 the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) challenged the Tanzanian government’s right to build a highway across the Serengeti National Park.  Not it appears this case could proceed to a full trial.  Serengeti Watch is supporting the legal fight by providing funding and seeking help from other legal and environmental organizations.

Read more on the case here  


2011 Annual Report

TNRF Annual Report 2011

In 2011, TNRF saw a lot of successes, challenges and growth.  Learn more about the year, in the 2011 Annual Report, which is available for download here.



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