Making Rangelands Secure: update on learning initiative

Following completion of the learning route organised by ILC (International Land Coalition), IFAD, PROCASUR, RECONCILE and WISP in February 2012 through Kenya and Tanzania, the organising committee selected four innovation plans for partial funding (US$4000):

  1. Maria Mashingo, Dept of Livestock & Fisheries Development, Tanzania: “Enhancing integrated resource management and conservation in pastoralists ranches in Tanzania”, including mapping and protecting livestock corridors;
  2. Altynai Davietalieva, Kyrgyz Republic: “Empowering of Kyrgyz women pastoralists”, documenting women’s rights to land and resources;
  3. Ethiopan team (Tezera Getahun, PFE; Shanko Delelegn, MoFA; Abdurehman Eid, HAVYACCO; Murha, Pastoralist Council Afar; Yohannes Gebre, RLAUD MoA): “Borana pastoral women lodge and training center”, focused on securing rights to land through a development enterprise;
  4. Nasieku Kisambu, Tanzania Women Lawyer’s Association: “Enhancing land rights to pastoral women”, including influencing the development process for Tanzania’s Constitution through community dialogues.

Another learning route will take place in September 2012. About half the participants will be government members from Republic of Sudan. Eight more participants from other countries will be funded.

The learning initiative is linked to several other activities, including:

  • ILC/IFAD-supported Sustainable Rangeland Management Project in Tanzania: a meeting will be held in July to share good practice in village land-use planning in the rangelands, including four people who took part in the learning route and one of the host communities
  • Development of ILC’s Land Observatory, including a focus on land acquisition in rangelands

More information and documentation about the work of ILC on rangeland tenure can be found on the Land Portal.

Based on a report by Fiona Flintan, ILC, 5 July 2012.

Posted on 8 July 2012 in News, Pastoralism & Gender, Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism, Policy & Power