Tanzania Land Alliance

All Members

TALA’s membership comprises of the fourteen leading land rights CSOs in Tanzania.

TALA members are non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, legally registered Tanzanian organisations that share TALA’s vision and actively support its mission.


Community Research and Development Services (CORDS)

Established in 1998, CORDS’ works in the districts of Kiteto and Simanjiro in Manyara region and Monduli and Longido in Arusha region. CORDS’ works holistically towards social and economic development and to fight against all forms of injustice, oppression, gender imbalances, and poverty. Interventions include land rights and governance, gender and women’s empowerment, building a resilient society and improving education among the pastoral communities. www.cords.or.tz

Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC)

Established in 1995, LHRC is a national human rights organisation that envisages a just and equitable society. Its mission is to empower the people of Tanzania to promote, reinforce and safeguard human rights and good governance in the country. LHRC’s broad objective is to create legal and human rights awareness among the public and the underprivileged section of society through legal and civic education, advocacy linked with legal aid provision, research and human rights monitoring. www.humanrights.or.tz

Parakuiyo Pastoralists Indigenous Community Development Organisation (PAICODEO)

Founded in 2003, PAICODEO is a membership organisation with the primary objective to coordinate development activities and advocacy efforts for pastoralists in Tanga, Morogoro, Coast, Mbeya, Iringa and Manyara regions. PAICODEO works towards the sustainable development of indigenous pastoralist community and cultural recognition and preservation. To achieve this goal, the organisation promotes the livelihoods of indigenous pastoralists through preservation of their cultural values, utilisation of locally available resources and informed participation with consent for their development.

Tanzania Grass Roots Oriented Development (TAGRODE)

TAGRODE facilitates small scale male and female farmers in Tanzania to increase the quantity and quality of crops and livestock products through provision of improved techniques in sustainable agriculture, land ownership, clean water supply, access to reliable markets, natural resources including cross cutting issues of gender equality, HIV/AIDS, and advocacy. Established in 2001, TAGRODE primarily serves the Iringa Region.

Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT)

Established in 1998, UCRT works to strengthen community capacity to improve their livelihoods, to secure rights to land and natural resources, and to sustainably manage them in eight districts in northern Tanzania. UCRT’s aims to see strengthened livelihoods and social justice for pastoralist, hunter-gatherer, and agro-pastoralist communities. UCRT helps these communities by advocating on their behalf to local and national government, helping them secure legal ownership of their traditional lands, empowering them to independently and sustainably manage their land and resources, and promoting the rights of marginalised groups within these societies. www.ujamaa-crt.org

Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (HAKI ARDHI)

HAKI ARDHI was established in 1994 out of the need to generate and sustain a public debate and participation on issues of land tenure. Its mission is to promote and ensure realisation of the rights to land of about eighty percent of the rural based communities who are mainly small land holders and producers. HAKI ARDHI aims to advance, promote and research the land rights of small peasants and pastoralists with a view to providing information and knowledge to facilitate equitable and socially just access to, and control over, land for production of food and other basic needs. www.hakiardhi.org

Morogoro Paralegal Center (MPLC)

MPLC envisions a society that respects and protects human and legal rights especially those pertaining to women and children. Founded in 1993, it promotes human rights through advocacy and provision of legal aid services and other related activities. MPLC is based in Morogoro region where activities include the provision of legal aid, human and legal education programmes, monitoring of human rights violations; undertaking legal and human rights research and networking. MPLC is mentoring paralegal units in all seven districts of Morogoro region. MPLC is guided by a 5 year strategic plan. www.moroparalegal.or.tz

Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC)

PWC is a membership organisation that works in Ngorongoro, Longido and Monduli districts in northern Tanzania to achieve gender equality and community development through the empowerment of pastoralist women and girls.  Founded in 1997, PWC’s mission is promoting sound cultural, environmental and educational development of pastoralist women and children to facilitate their access to essential social services and economic empowerment. PWC seeks to bring about positive change in the communities it works through secured land rights and women’s increased property ownership, entrepreneurial development of women, and girls’ access to quality education. www.pastoralwomenscouncil.org

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF)

TNRF is a Tanzanian membership based organisation registered in 2006, that brings together members to assess and influence policy change and practice in the natural resource sector for the better through sharing knowledge and strengthening citizen’s voice for improved natural resource governance.  TNRF’s mission is to bring about improved natural resource governance in Tanzania by being a demand-driven network of members and partners that helps people to bridge the gap between people’s local natural resource management needs and practices, and national natural resource management priorities, policies, laws and programs. TNRF’s current strategic direction focuses on Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM); Land Based Investment (LBI); and Climate Change (CC). TNRF supports its members by improving communication, sharing information, promoting collaboration and strengthening collective action. www.tnrf.org

Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT)

LEAT is a leading environmental management and protection organisation in Tanzania that was founded in 1994. LEAT envisages Tanzania with a sustainable and well managed environment and natural resources for the current and future generations. LEAT aspire to contribute towards good governance in the use and sustainable management of the environment and natural resources through public interest litigation, advocacy, strategic research, capacity building and networking. www.leat.or.tz

Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA)

MVIWATA is a national farmers organisation which brings together small holder farmers from all regions of Tanzania to have a common voice to defend economic, social, cultural and political interests of smallholder farmers. Founded in 1993, MVIWATA aspires to empower smallholder farmers economically and socially through capacity building and undertake lobbying and advocacy especially by strengthening their groups and networks, facilitating communication and learning so that they are capable of defending their interests. www.mviwata.org

Pastoralist Indigenous Non-Governmental Organisations (PINGOS Forum)

PINGOS Forum is a national membership organisation for pastoralists and hunter-gatherers, with 53 member NGOs and CBOs throughout Tanzania. Established in 1994, it endeavors to foster the interests of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers by advocating for change through good governance and human rights. PINGOs envisages a just society and sustainable, livelihoods for pastoralists and hunter-gatherer communities in Tanzania. www.pingosforum.or.tz

Tanzania Women Lawyer’s Association (TAWLA)

TAWLA is a non-partisan human rights organization founded in 1989 and registered in 1990 under the Societies Act. TAWLA is committed to the advancement of women and children’s rights and good governance. This is achieved through the provision of legal aid services to women, preventing domestic violence against women, promotion of land rights for women, enhancement of good governance, undertaking of policy, legislative research and advocacy and strengthening the capacity and sustainability of the organization. This is in line with TAWLA’s strategic objectives for 2015 – 2020. www.tawla.or.tz

Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC)

WLAC is a national organisation that was formed in 1989 to promote access to justice and advocate for gender responsive policies for women and children. WLAC works to empower women to attain their rights and to improve vulnerable population’s access to justice across Tanzania. WLAC provides quality legal aid services to disadvantaged women and children through reconciliation, clients coaching, drafting legal documents and representing clients to courts of law. WLAC has legal offices providing support to women suffering from gender-based violence, domestic abuse, or any other form of discriminatory practice in Kinondoni, Kasulu, Muleba, and Kibondo. www.wlac.or.tz