Protecting shared grazing through joint village land use planning
OLENGAPA is a grazing area shared by the villages Olkitikiti, Lerug, and Ngapapa in rural Tanzania. Until 2015 this area was facing encroachment, fragmentation and loss to crop farming due to lack of resources and capacity to implement policies and legislation. From 2010 to 2016 the then...
Supporting communities of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers to secure land and sustainably manage resources
UCRT works in support of hunter-gatherer and pastoralist communities in northern Tanzania. In particular, they have assisted the Maasai community of Terrat village in Simanjiro district and the Hadzabe community in securing their land and natural resources and in strengthening their livelihood....
Media helps to echo voices and demands of women climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Friday, 21st October 2016
Climbing to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the name of women's land rights across Africa has caught the attention of media outlets around the world. Here is a summary of media mentions of the historical event:
500 #Women2Kilimanjaro, 29 Climbers, 22 Countries, 1 Charter demanding Land Rights Now
Wednesday, 19th October 2016
In their fight for equal land rights, African women have made an epic step up. Between October 10th to 16th, women from across Africa reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to shout out a powerful demand: Women’s Land Rights Now! At their return on October 15th, coinciding with the International Day of Rural Women, they were welcomed and celebrated by about 500 other women from 22 African countries.
CSOs' statement on the amending process of the National Land Policy in Tanzania
Thursday, 13th October 2016
We civil society organizations and stakeholders in the Tanzanian land sector would like to thank the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements for initiating in good faith, the process of amending the National Land Policy of 1995 now underway.