Previous Livelihoods Projects

Previous Livelihoods Projects

Empowering Pastoralists to Secure their Land Rights

African Initiatives and UCRT have a strong track record of securing land rights for marginalised communities. As a result of our ‘Empowering Pastoralists to Secure their Land Rights’ project (2012-2015), we succeeded in securing land rights for 27,300 people over 6,914 sq km in eight villages in Simanjiro district alone. The project also served to improve rangeland management through participatory land use planning processes and increased prospects for accessing credit finance using land as collateral. Women played a key role in mobilising the community to access their right to land. Read the independent, end-of-project evaluation report here 

Watch Edward Louré from UCRT talking about land rights in his acceptance speech after winning the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize: