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BY-LAWS DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY FAILED INVESTMENT (BIOSHAPE) VISIT IN KILWA DISTRICT

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Drafting by-laws for good governance of lands and natural resources and support community members in failed investment (Bioshape) took place between 31st July to 10th August 2018.

   Drafting by-laws was done by empowering community to establish good governance over their land and natural resources. The process of drafting and adopting community rules for local land and natural resources management results in good governance and increase down top accountability of leaders; Stronger rights for women, youth and members of minority groups; Improved conservation, use and management of natural resources; Alignment of community rules with national law; Stronger foundations that support future community prosperity.

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Ardhi Yetu Program (AYP II) kickoff training on Climate Change and Adaptation Concepts and Practices

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Ardhi Yetu Program (AYP II)  KICKOFF TRAINING ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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Ardhi Yetu Programme (AYP II) through Care Tanzania in collaboration with Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), CARE - WWF Alliance and Care Denmark organized a five days training (02th - 06th July 2018) on Climate change and adaptation concepts and practices. The training is taking place at Same District - Kilimanjaro Region with a major purpose of familiarising and capacitating CARE and core partners on tools that will support them to be able to design and facilitate effective climate vulnerability and capacity analysis and sustainable adaptation planning with targeted community organisations. Specifically, the training will cover;

Day 1: Awareness raising and understanding of climate change, its impacts in the Tanzania pastoralist

Day 2: Farming context, and climate resilience and adaptation concepts and approaches.

                          Day 3: Gender responsive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (G-CVCA)

                          Day 4: Participatory planning approach:community adaptation action planning (CAAP)

                          Day5: Training on how to design, develop and facilitate a detailed plan to train partners, local government staff and community groups and facilitate the assessment and planning

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COMMUNITY VISIONING AND VALUATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE PLANNING IN KILWA AND KILOMBERO DISTRICTS

The Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is currently implementing Community Land Protection project which is a sister project of the National Engagement Strategy (NES) under the support from International Land Coalition (ILC). The project aims at developing capacity of community members to be able to make their own plans through community by-laws on resource management. The initial activities include Community visioning and valuation processes of natural resources. The project pilot sites are Mavuji village in Kilwa District and Chiwachiwa Village in Kilombero district. The visioning and valuation processes took place from 17th - 27th of June 2018 in both areas.

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TNRF's diary from knowledge to action: Experience with the Community Land Initiative

While villagers still struggle with using current legal frameworks to access land rights in Tanzania, the government plans to trigger yet another revised national land law. Our team learnt how to help communities make the most of the upcoming legislation. 

In Nyeri, Kenya a community land protection-learning initiative teaches land activists, including two of us from the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) how to help villages access and secure lands using varied approaches.

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