14th - 28th September 2012
Interest is growing among civil society members in Africa to safeguard long term equitable and sustainable environmental management and governance to land, building upon this, the ILC joined efforts
with PROCASUR to develop a learning initiative on “Making Rangelands Secure”. The Initiative has been established by a group of organizations seeking to improve security of rights to rangelands and seeks to identify and communicate good practice on making rangelands secure for local rangeland users. This is becoming increasingly challenging as different actors compete for land and resources, and new pressures grow. The Initiative is working with national and local governments, development agencies, NGOs and CSOs, and local communities to share experiences, processes, approaches and activities between East and Horn of Africa and beyond.
After the successful implementation of the learning initiative in February 2012, PROCASUR with the support of key implementing partners: (The ILC (International Land Coalition), The International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD), USAID (United States Agency for International Development, UNEP (United Nation Environment Programme) amongst others organized the second implementation of the learning initiative "Making Rangelands Secure" in September 2012. The learning route is one of the key activities of the learning initiative on ‘making rangelands secure’ in which PROCASUR was engaged to offer methodological support.
The learning route focussed on natural resource management & land tenure in the Rangelands; gathering lessons learned from Kenya and Tanzania, with implications for Darfur.
The route demonstrates that exposing key decision makers and technical staff to relevant experiences or case studies on natural resource management and land tenure in other similar dryland contexts can inspire innovative homegrown solutions to local problems.
Please find below the map to all the host case studies which the the Learning Route Making Rangelands Secure II visited in several Districts of Kenya and Tanzania, specifically: The Naibunga Consevancy Trust in Laikipia Kenya, The Olkiramatian Group Ranch in Kajiado, Kenya, The Resource Advocacy Project (RAP) in Isiolo Kenya, and the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) in Terrat Village, Arusha Tanzania.
Please find below the operational information to help you prepare for your journey and with key information of all the places we will be staying at during the learning route.
For further information on the participants of the learning route, please find below the participants profile:
For further information on the learning route activities, please find below the schedule of the learning route: Making Rangelands Secure, 14th - 28th of February 2012.
For further information, please find below useful readings on the thematic of the Learning Route that we invite you to read the following publications:
If we cannot get more people to come to a Learning Route, then we need to be sure we use the lessons learnt in the best way:
As part of the Learning Route, participants had to prepare an Innovation/Action Plan that is to help them enhance the performance of those activities with which, back at home, they are all involved. Each Action Plan was framed within these on-going projects or programmes, and followed one basic question: how can these projects make use of the lessons learnt and effectively promote secure access and rights to resources especially land?
In order to have more detailed information about the innovative ideas that came about from all the useful discussions in the Learning Route, we invite you to download the innovation plans synthesis here:
In order to have more detailed information about the whole Learning Route, we invite you to read the scoping paper on Securing rangelands here:
In order to have more detailed information about the whole Learning Route, we invite you to read the synthesis of the final technical and methodological report here:
General documents on Securing Rights to Rangelands:
For further information related to land access and tenure in Rangelands -Kenya in particular the Northern region, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Naibunga Conservancy Trust case study (n. 1), we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Garba Tula Resource Advocacy Project, case study (n. 2), we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to land access and tenure in Southern rangelands -Kenya, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Olkiramatian Group Ranch n3, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Land Access and Tenure in Tanzania, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Conservation, Tourism, Rangeland Users and Land in Tanzania, we invite you to check the following documents: