On 12th November 2018, Rebecca Kariuki, Linus Munishi and Colin Courtney-Mustaphi travelled to Karatu, in northern Tanzania, for a two day stakeholder’s workshop at the Karatu Lutheran and Conference Hotel.
The stakeholder workshop was the first among a series of workshops that ARCC plans to run across northern Tanzania in the coming months. The workshops aim at engaging land use stakeholders to develop land use change narratives from the past, to the present and the future. In Karatu, stakeholders who attended the workshop ranged from local government officials, conservation non-governmental organizations, local community, researchers and the media.
The District Commissioner of Karatu, Mrs Teresia Mahongo , was the guest of honour. She opened the workshop on 13th November with a speech on the diversity of landscapes and cultures in northern Tanzania and the importance of stakeholder engagement in co-designing sustainability solutions in the area.
During the workshop, the stakeholders mapped land use patterns in the area and developed different scenarios of future land use patterns. These will be combined with other secondary data sources and used to produce maps of land use patterns.
Pictures below show stakeholders discussing changing land use patterns in the area. Photo credit: Protas Rubaba