Are Wildlife Management Areas in Tanzania financially viable? This new brief published by the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative, with support from USAID, and in partnership with Tourism Confederation of Tanzania and the Community Wildlife Management Area Consortium, explores this question and provides a set of recommendations to help ensure they are.
Maliasili Initiatives’ mission is to build the capacity and improve the performance and impact of leading African conservation and natural resource organizations. We do that by identifying high-potential organizations with promising or proven impact models, providing them with a suite of customized, long-term organizational development support services, growth capital, and network linkages to enable systems change. O
Maliasili Initiatives’ Executive Director, Fred Nelson, has been selected as a Mulago Foundation 2016 Rainer Arnhold Fellow, for the first iteration of their Arnhold Conservation Fellows program. This fellowship will take place in California in early October 2016. These fellows- comprising a diverse group of eight conservationists from around the world- join an impressive group of professional “faculty” for a week-lo
A new blog in Stanford Social Innovation Review shares “Five ways to advance conservation entrepreneurship.” The blog was co-authored by Maliasili’s Fred Nelson and the Executive Director of Blue Ventures, Alasdair Harris.
“A combination of enabling national policies, appropriate local management practices, and innovative local organizations are bringing greater hope that lions can survive alongside people, in the landscapes that will largely determine their fate.” -Fred Nelson, National Geographic Voices Blog, “Bucking the Trend: Lion Recoveries on Community Lands” Read the entire blog post here.
Maliasili’s Executive Director, Fred Nelson, and Edward Loure, 2016 Goldman Prize winner for Africa and team member of the Ujamaa Community Resource Team, co-authored this op-ed in the Guardian’s Development Professional Network. “Through new collaborations, appropriate investments in strengthening local organisations, and stronger local to global networks, we can secure local land rights as a found
We would like to congratulate Makala Jasper of the Mpingo Conservation Development Initiative for winning a Whitley Award in recognition of the whole team’s excellent work in supporting communities to sustainably manage forests in Southern Tanzania. Watch this great video that explains what MCDI does and why Makala and MCDI received this great honor: Here you can watch Makala’s acceptance speech: More new
We would like to congratulate Edward Loure of the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT), who is this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa winner. This is a huge honor for Edward and UCRT, as it recognizes their leadership, dedication, and achievements in helping local communities across northern Tanzania secure rights over their land and natural resources. Learn more about Loure’s work and the work of
Panel Event: Strengthening Local to Global Movements for Community Land Rights and Community Conservation WHEN: April 22, 2016 – 12 pm – 2 pm WHERE: Westin Georgetown, 2350 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP. Please join us for a panel discussion featuring the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa, who will discuss key issues facing grassroots organiza
Event: Strengthening local to global civil society networks for land rights reform Organized by Maliasili Initiatives and International Land Coalition (ILC) WHAT: CIVICUS 2016 International Civil Society Week WHERE: Bogota, Colombia WHEN: Monday, April 25, 1:30 Rights to land and natural resources in rural areas are an increasingly critical issue in the context of civil society struggles for social justice, environme