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Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)- Eastern Africa
This is a network of Community Development Workers (CDWs) who are involved in drylands development. ALIN supports CDWs by encouraging the exchange of ideas, information and their own experience on development work.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.

Dry lands research
Drylands Research is an informal consortium committed to understanding the linkages between policy strategies, long-term change, environmental management and rural livelihoods in semi-arid areas.

This website is about how people around the world keep their animals healthy and productive (ethnoveterinary medicine) and how development can build on this information. The web has resources and links to sources of information on indigenous knowledge and ethno botany and plants.


This is a non-governmental organization with a national mandate on land rights research, public engagement and advocacy that was founded in 1994. The institute was established in recognition of the need to generate and sustain public debates, and participation in the rural areasa on issues of land tenure. Since it establishment, LARRI has managed to spearhead the rights to land of rural and peri-urban based small producers through activist researches, lobbying and advocacy for policy changes, critical analysis of policies and laws and active participation in policy processes.


International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. Supporting indigenous peoples' struggle for human rights, self-determination, right to territory, control of land and resources, cultural integrity, and the right to development.


Legal and Human Rights Center

The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is a private, autonomous, voluntary non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit making organization. It is established and registered under the Companies Ordinance, Chapter 212 of the laws of Tanzania as a company without shares limited by guarantee. It has a certificate of Compliance as provided for by the Tanzanian NGOs Act of 2002. Before its registration as an independent and autonomous entity in September 1995, LHRC was a human rights project of the Tanzania Legal Education Trust (TANLET). LHRC’s headquarters are based in Dar es Salaam and has a sub office in Arusha. Its operations are mainly focused in Tanzania mainland with specific interventions in Zanzibar. LHRC is a member of different national, regional and international NGOs Networks.


Local Livestock for Empowerment of Rural People (LIFE), League for Pastoral People
Focused on the erosion of domestic animal diversity and to promote farmer/pastoralist-centered approaches to the conservation of indigenous animal breeds.


Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.


Oxfam | Tanzania

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Pastoral Development Network
The Pastoral Development Network represents a worldwide network of researchers, administrators and extension personnel interested in the issues of pastoralism and rangelands

Pastoralists Development Network of Kenya

PDNK works to analyze and identify gaps in policies that impact on pastoralist communities in Kenya and mobilizing communities to generate issues of concern in their respective regions.



Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRD-Coalition) is a non-government, non-partisan organization of caring and dedicated people committed to promoting  the rights of HRDs in Tanzania.  Members bring together years of experience, commitment and action in the field of human rights.


Tanzania Land Alliance

Tanzania Land Alliance (TALA) is a loose coalition of 7 Civil Society Organizations namely Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (LARRRI/HAKIARDHI) which serves as secretariat, Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), Pastoralists Indigenous NGOs Forum (PINGO's Forum), Women Legal Aid Centre (WLAC), Ujamaa Community Resource Team (U-CRT) and Muungano wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) which is a national network of small farmers groups in Tanzania. It was founded in 2010 with a focus to undertake joint advocacy activities to spearhead the attainment of land rights for small producers (namely peasants, pastoralists, artisan miners, fisher-folks, hunter- gatherers) in Tanzania.


Ujamaa Community Resource Team (CRT)

UCRT works to empower marginalised people in the rangelands of northern Tanzania to secure rights to their natural resources and land in order to improve their livelihoods and ability to conserve their resources. UCRT aims to promote more resilient, egalitarian and sustainable communities that are responsible for their own development, and better able to benefit from and steward their environment for future generations. UCRT also works with these communities to expand their ability to ensure that national policy and legal processes underpin their rights and development needs.  


Tanzania Pastoralists Hunter & Gatherers Organization

TAPHGO received its legal status on the 31st July 2002 following its registration under the society ordinance of 1954.Its registration number is 11,566, which made it a fully fledged organization. The initiatives of TAPHGO, materialized as an outcome of a workshop which was held from 17th to 19th July 2001 at MS-TCDC Arusha Tanzania. The workshop drew a total of seventy (70) participants who represented fifty (50) different organizations including service providers, Pastoralists, Hunters and Gatherers communities. Observers from international organizations such as Oxfam GB, Ms-Tanzania, ILO and Mapambazuko Center were invited and gave great assistance to the establishment of this organization


Tanzania Natural Resources Forum

The Tanzania Natural Resource Forum seeks to improve governance and accountability in Tanzania’s natural resource sector to achieve more sustainable rural livelihoods and better conservation outcomes.  As a member-driven NGO, TNRF works to improve policy and practice for the better, by helping to bridge the gap between:
  • People’s local natural resource management needs and practices; and 
  • National natural resource management priorities, policies, laws and programs


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