PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
- UCRT Annual Report 2015
- Making Wildlife Management Areas Deliver for Conservation and Communities - Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) have the potential to benefit both people and wildlife in Tanzania. But are Tanzanian communities earning enough from WMAs to want to protect the wildlife that live on their land? This policy brief addresses this question by examining two WMAs in the Tarangire ecosystem and looking at their performance and revenue streams.
- UCRT Annual Report 2014
- UCRT Annual Report 2013
- UCRT Annual Report 2012
- UCRT 2012 - 2013 - Organisational snapshot
- Women's Rights and Leadership Forums - In northern Tanzania, new grassroots groups called Women’s Rights and Leadership Forums (WRLFs) are mobilizing women and men in pastoralist communities to promote and defend local land rights. This briefing, co-authored by the Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC), Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) and Maliasili Initiatives, highlights some of the WRLFs’ achievements and strategies; asks how these forums, which appear to be a part of an emerging grassroots social movement for land rights, can be further supported; and explores whether such forums could be replicated elsewhere in the region. Connected to this is a series of pictures, quotes and anecdotes that will tell you more about these forums and the impact they are having in northern Tanzania.
- Mama Ardhi - 'Equal Land Rights for Women Today Equals A Better Future For All Tanzanians Tomorrow'.
- Securing Communal Land Tenure in Northern Tanzania Using Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy - Communal lands are central to the livelihoods of many Tanzanians, particularly to pastoralists and hunter-gatherer groups. But a number of factors can undermine the security of these lands remaining ‘communal,’ in turn threatening the livelihoods of many people and cultures. This brief sets out a new mechanism for strengthening community land rights by securing local tenure through acquiring a Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCRO). It describes the legal basis and process under this mechanism and provides recommendations on ways to mainstream this tool for the benefit of different public and private actors.
- Quality Assurance Visit Report: Empowering Tanzanian pastoralists to secure land rights – Report from August 2014 based on the independent quality assurance visit by Triple Line Consulting for DFID (UK AID).
- Improving pastoralist and hunter-gatherer interests in Tanzania’s constitution - This brief provides an overview of the status of pastoralist and hunter-gatherer interests in the new draft constitution. Specifically, this brief looks at what recommendations were made by the Katiba Initiative, what was incorporated and what issues remain a priority for further attention.
- Securing Community Land Rights in Northern Tanzania - This new publication combines a synopsis of the political economy of land rights in Tanzania, on-the-ground case studies by UCRT and partner PWC, and insights from a one-day learning workshop facilitated by Maliasili Initiatives. The publication explores local examples of global questions such as: How can women and marginalized people regain secure rights over land? How can long-lasting, acrimonious land conflicts be resolved fairly? And how can collective action and increased awareness influence and change socio-political norms and practices?
- Hadzabe Cultural Mapping Project - UCRT mapping project designed to show outsiders and government leaders Hadzabe people’s intimate relationship to their land and environment, thereby demonstrating their rights over the land, their detailed indigenous knowledge and the use of their natural resources.
- Participatory Land Use Planning as a Tool for Community Empowerment in Northern Tanzania - UCRT paper for the gatekeeper series of the Natural Resources Group at IIED. This paper presents several case studies to show how UCRT has been working within Tanzania’s legal and policy framework to support a diverse range of pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and hunter-gatherers.
- Communities, conservation, and conflicts in the Tanzanian Serengeti - Paper co-authored by UCRT staff addressing issues related to securing access and rights to resources, and gaining benefits from the resource within the context of one community-based initiative in the village of Ololosokwan in Tanzania.
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