Mtandao wa Jamii wa Usimamizi wa Misitu Tanzania (MJUMITA)
This national network of community-based forest management groups provides capacity building, communications, and advocacy support for local communities with the aim of improving their participation in the management and utilization of local forests. Mtandao wa Jamii wa Usimamizi wa Misitu Tanzania (MJUMITA) is a constantly expanding federation that has 80 affiliated community networks and members in 450 villages in 23 districts across Tanzania. Since its inception, MJUMITA has directly worked with 15,000 members on community-based forest management activities and undertaken a wide range of projects that have collectively impacted more than 500,000 people. The network has helped several villages secure customary land rights to their forests, resolve land disputes, and design land-use plans for the sustainable and equitable use of forest resources. MJUMITA is actively engaged in advocacy efforts to ensure that the development and implementation of the national REDD+ strategy in Tanzania benefits forest-dependent communities.
Equator Prize 2015
Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Languages: Swahili, English
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