This infographic allows you to navigate the process for a community seeking formal land rights in Indonesia, versus for a company securing an oil palm concession.
Kuluthum Mbwana recorda o dia em que os investidores de biocombustíveis chegaram à sua aldeia, Vilabwa, a apenas 70 quilômetros a oeste da capital da Tanzânia. Ela conta que em troca de mais de 8.000 hectares de terra em 11 vilarejos, incluindo Vilabwa, no distrito de Kisarawe, eles prometeram trazer empregos, escolas e clínicas de saúde para sua comunidade.
Kuluthum tinha certeza de que sua vida mudaria para melhor. As crianças de sua aldeia finalmente poderiam...
Kuluthum Mbwana anakumbuka siku ambapo wawekezaji wa bayofueli walifika kijijini mwake cha Vilabwa, takribani kilomita 70 magharibi mwa jiji kuu la Tanzania. Alisema wawekezaji hao waliahidi kuleta ajira zinazohitajika sana, shule na vituo vya afya katika jamii yake, kwa kubadilishana na zaidi...
In a study of corporate land deals with rural communities in Tanzania and Mozambique, women consistently received less in return for their land, and had a harder time once they were relocated—despite national commitments to gender equality.
A Fair Share for Women: Toward More Equitable Land Compensation and Resettlement in Tanzania and Mozambique
Tanzania and Mozambique — countries of vast mountain ranges and open stretches of plateaus — now face a growing land problem. As soil degradation, climate change and population growth place enormous strains on the natural resources that sustain millions of people, multinational companies are...
Increasing transparency across the electricity sector to boost access to affordable, reliable energy
Tundu Lissu, a leading opposition member of the Tanzanian parliament and a former colleague who worked on community land rights, was injured in what may have been political violence. Peter Veit, who has known Lissu for decades, writes about his friend and the risks he ran by making a difference.
Mini-grids are electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts (MW) that serve customers through local distribution networks.
A new report, Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania, was released at a daylong event in Dar es Salaam featuring remarks from Edward L. Ishengoma, Assistant Commissioner for Renewable Energy for the Government of Tanzania. The report finds that Tanzania now has 109 mini-grids, serving over 180,000 people.