Women’s land tenure security project (WOLTS) Tanzania

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.


“Gender and land champions can help – seven years of WOLTS in Tanzania” – available here

Read our  Tanzania blogs from the WOLTS Champions’ Perspectives series: 

No.7 – ‘People are hungry for this knowledge
No.6 – ‘I am not afraid to speak up’
No.5 – ‘People listen to me now’
No.4 – ‘So much has changed since I became a gender and land champion’

Read the Tanzania blogs in our series of ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’:

No.3 – ‘How Anna Letaiko got her land.
No.2 –  ‘How role-play changed two Maasai communities
No.1 – ‘Seats of power – women’s land rights and chairs’

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

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

Check out the ‘Women and Community Land Rights – Investing in Local Champions’ webinar report in Kiswahili

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.

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