Participatory Land Use and Environmental Planning Workshop in Tanzania

Program Date

22 Jul 26 Jul 2024

Program Location

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Program Venue

Hotel Golden Tulip

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Introduction

Cross-sectoral, Participative, and Integrated Land use planning has been recognized as an essential tool for local resource management. Environmental and land use planning guide the physical and ecological shape of cities and regions. This workshop discusses and analyzes those forces and actions that directly affect the physical character, transformation, rehabilitation, and preservation of natural landscapes. It suggests analytical and participatory methods to shape land use, guide infrastructure provision, and create sustainable urban systems.

Participatory Land Use and Environmental Planning Workshop in Tanzania offers its attendees a unique opportunity to go beyond the traditional “participatory” dimension of planning by broadening delegates’ perceptions. We aim to create a flexible atmosphere and facilitate the dialogue between the participants and the consultant to foster the new vision for development.

Target Audience

Participatory Land Use and Environmental Planning Workshop in Tanzania is the best suit for:

  • Local and Regional Land Use Planners
  • Urban Designers
  • Environmental Planners and Analysts
  • Members of State and National Agencies
  • Representatives of NGOs
  • Infrastructure and Development Planners.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of participatory land use planning and comprehend its benefits
  • Understand types of participation, determine and analyze stakeholders
  • Define the characteristics of land use and employ appropriate tools and methods for obtaining related information
  • Perform Participatory mapping of land use and resources and combine it with technical mapping
  • Engage in Community and Environment Dispute resolution
  • Understand the legal aspects of land use and environmental planning.

Program Contents

First Day
  • Introduction to Participatory Land Use Planning
  • Integrated Regional Land Use Planning
  • Natural Conservation Plans
  • Community Redevelopment Plans
  • Types of Participation
  • Determining and Analyzing the Stakeholders
Second Day
  • Stages and Steps in Participatory Land-Use planning (8-Step Model)
  • Characteristics of Land Use to be considered in land-use planning (Land and Environment, Socio-Economic, and Political)
  • Tools and Methods for Obtaining Information regarding land-use characteristics
  • Participatory mapping of land use and resources
  • Why choose participatory mapping?
  • Combining Participatory and technical mapping
Third Day
Fourth Day
  • Environmentally and economically sustainable communities
  • Participatory Site Planning; Urban and Rural Design
  • Green Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Limits and Benefits of employing participatory land use planning
  • Legal Aspects of Land Use Planning
  • Best practices and examples of successful participatory land use planning
Fifth Day – Full Day Study Tour

Participatory land use planning in Tanzania is grounded in the national policy and legislative framework governing land tenure and local government. The country has a progressive policy and legal framework for strengthening local communities’ collective land and resource tenure. By applying Participatory Land Use and Environmental Planning, Tanzania has created lasting benefits in different parts of the country defining clear rules governing access to land and resources. Meanwhile, participatory planning has lessened the quantity and severity of conflicts and disputes related to land use and access countrywide.

This study tour aims to provide program participants with practical insights by sharing the experience and best practices of the host country. Within the scope of the exposure visit, workshop delegates will meet the members of Tanzania’s national planning commission along with district and village authorities that are actively involved in participatory land use and environmental planning.

Program Methodology

The methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation of all delegates. The consultant will lead sessions through open presentations and support them with interactive exercises, case studies, and group assignments. Panel Discussions and Scenario Analysis make up a fair share of the program. In order to make discussions more vibrant, diversified, and practice-oriented, Risalat will arrange a full-day study tour for the participants to share Tanzania’s experience in participatory land use and environmental planning.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report