Women’s land tenure security project (WOLTS) Tanzania

2020
Mokoro, Tanzania

Mokoro is pleased to be partnering on the WOLTS Tanzania project with HakiMadini. HakiMadini is a rights-based organisation working to support small-scale miners and communities living around Tanzania’s mineral abundant areas since the late 1990s, with an established programme focused on gender and mining.

The WOLTS Tanzania team has been working in two communities affected by mining investments: Mundarara village in Longido District and Naisinyai village in Simanjiro District. Through repeat fieldwork visits, and using different research methods and techniques to triangulate and validate data, the team has been investigating the intersection of gender and land relations in different pastoralist contexts and developing a methodology for continuing community engagement and capacity building to protect and support the land rights of all vulnerable people.

The WOLTS Tanzania team presented early research findings at a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Gender, Mining and Pastoralism in Tanzania, held in Arusha in November 2017. Participants included community representatives, national and local government officials, civil society organisations, development partners and representatives of the private sector.

 

Read our latest WOLTS Tanzania blog – WOLTS Team Perspectives No.3 – ‘How Anna Letaiko got her land.

Read other blogs in our new series of ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’: No. 1 – ‘Seats of power – women’s land rights and chairs’ and No.2 ‘How role-play changed two Maasai communities.

Read our WOLTS photo essay from Mundarara – Are rubies undermining Maasai Culture?

Have you read our WOLTS blog on ‘Being a Man on a Gender Project – Some Insights from the Field’.

 

To obtain copies of available reports and documentation in Kiswahili, please email edaley@mokoro.co.uk.

You can learn more about our Tanzanian partners here.

To return to the main WOLTS webpage, please click here.

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