Report of the Proceedings of the Symposium on the Implementation of the 1999 (Tanzanian) Land Acts

May 2005
Oxfam Ireland, Trocaire and Concern

The symposium was held in Dar es Salaam on 1-2 March 2005. Report includes summaries of the 9 papers presented, issues discussed, policy recommendations and recommendations for future action. The papers cover implementation – overview, practical experiences, strategic plan, community based experiences, technical analysis, gender issues, wildlife management, privatisation, land in the context of the National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction. Participants believed there was a need for increased involvement of CSOs in monitoring and supporting implementation of the Land Acts. A Task Force was formed, composed of CSO and government representatives tasked with drawing up an action plan for future cooperation between stakeholders.