Natural Resource Management

Natural resource management involves many disciplines simultaneously, not only the forestry, wildlife, fishery, land, water, agriculture, and livestock sectors, but also the governance and legal sectors, because of its interdisciplinary nature. Natural resource management is about protection as well as sustainable use and management of the resources. In most countries, the legislation as well as the implementation of the laws, rules and regulations is problematic due to the scattered responsibilities amongst the Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The loopholes in the legislation allow for the irresponsible exploitation on the one hand and the unequal distribution of the benefits on the other hand.

Participative land use planning is at the core of the management approach involving all disciplines. Ownership and legal recognition of the right to access and use of the land by the population is the basis for responsible and sustainable management. Community Based Natural Resource Management is a strategy to engage local communities in taking their responsibilities as well as in claiming the benefits of their natural resources.

Past Assignments

Core tasks
Final Evaluation of the Adding Value to the Arc (AVA) project
The assignment included a desk study, a mobile phone survey, interviews, workshops and field visits in 10 villages
Capacity building program development for national and district level officials in support of sustainable charcoal and timber value chain development.
Based on a participatory capacity needs assessment (following the “five Capabilities model”) of key government institutions with roles and responsibilities in the charcoal and timber value chain, development of a 3-year capacity building programme for 100 officials of priority government partners.
Development of a gender mainstreaming plan
Sustainability planning for the project ‘Adding Value to the Arc: Forests and Livelihoods in the South Nguru Mountains’
To review and revise the project sustainability plan and to develop a clear exit strategy for the Adding Value to the Arc project to ensure that the project’s positive impacts on livelihoods and natural forest management are sustained beyond the project lifespan.
End of project evaluation of Forest Justice project TFCG/MJUMITA.
The project is active in 13 regions, 30 districts and 450 villages and generates benefits for over 1,000,000 people. It promotes forest governance and enforcement of justice at village level.
Responsible for communication part of the REDD plus assessment in Tanzania
Norwegian Embassy
Facilitated the production of 6-policy briefs and 20 min video on the benefits of mitigation of de-forestation involving 6 projects
Institutional and Organizational Development and Capacity building of LGA in CBNRM in the context of the KILORWEMP project
Assessment of and recommendation for institutional and organizational strengthening plan including capacity plan for local government authorities to improve Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)
Involvement of and support to Civil Society Organizations in CBNRM
Proposal for support to Civil Society involvement in Community Based Natural Resource Management
Strategic Regional Environmental and Social Assessment (SRESA)
World Bank
SRESA of Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor Of Tanzania (SAGCOT).Management of local team of experts and specific institutional, gender and water resource management support

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