Edward Ole Lekaita

Contact organisation: 
Ujamaa Community Resource Team
Council Representative
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Mr Edward Ole Lekaita is the Legal Advisor, Head of Advocacy and Programme Coordinator at the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT), a nongovernmental organisation based in Arusha, Tanzania. Mr Lekaita is a practicing Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Iringa, Tanzania, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law School of Tanzania at the University of Dar Es Salaam and Masters in International Trade from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. For over 8 years Lekaita has led initiatives for civil society organisations championing the rights of indigenous peoples. His work in the past few years have particularly centred on land rights, natural resources and wildlife, land use and conflict resolution.