In Tanzania and Uganda, Landesa, TMP Systems, and Pelum form the SLP Support Team, the team that is building and operating the SLP. The SLP has received funding from UK Department for International Development (DFID) to support the project during the pilot phase.
- Landesa is a global nonprofit organization working to develop sustainable and gender-sensitive laws, policies and programs that strengthen land rights for millions of the world’s poorest men and women. Landesa helps implement these laws, policies and best practices across countries, companies and communities, translating intentions into pragmatic actions.
- TMP Systems is a network that solves complex environmental and social problems using expertise in finance, technology and political economy. TMP develops and deploys systems that improve decision-making processes and outcomes related to public and private investments in emerging and frontier markets. The network works with a wide range of clients, from private equity funds to development assistance organizations.
- Pelum Tanzania and Pelum Uganda are both supporting the implementation of the SLP. Pelum Uganda and Tanzania are part of a 12-country strong association of civil society organizations in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa working to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of rural communities, through the fostering of ecological land use management.
We have tried to develop the SLP through an inclusive process that includes the networks of each of the organizations behind it. This includes working with colleagues with significant international expertise on tenure issues like Earthworm, Proforest, the Forest People’s Program (FPP), ODI and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
These organizations have all provided feedback at many stages of the SLP’s development and we hope to include them in our offer of training and future webinars. Importantly they have also helped us to promote the SLP among their own networks, which include many local NGOs that are otherwise hard to access or overlooked by conventional methods.
TMP Systems, Landesa and Pelum are also drawing on our own local networks wherever possible. The most important of these is likely to be Pelum’s: Pelum Uganda and Tanzania’s networks of local NGOs and land experts provide critical local connections. These are reinforced by Landesa’s relationships with local and international NGOs in many key countries. TMP contributes connections with international NGOs as well as with consultancies, responsible investors and technology providers. So our network is already quite broad but we hope that we are just getting started.
As the SLP expands into other geographies, we expect the SLP Support Team to further grow. If you are interested in exploring how you or your network could help improve the SLP or expand its impact, please contact us.