Kilosa and Lindi Pilot REDD projects, Tanzania


In 2009, Norway and Tanzania presented a joint project proposal to the Royal Norwegian embassy, which was approved and a five year partnership project was launched in the same year. Lindi and Kilosa districts will be the two beneficiary areas; Lindi Rural District is in coastal Tanzania and includes parts of the Eastern African coastal forest biodiversity hotspot. Kilosa District is in the Eastern Arc Mountains, part of the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.

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Basic Data
NameKilosa and Lindi Pilot REDD projects, Tanzania
SiteKilosa and Lindi
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Biomass and Land Conflicts (Forests, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Management)
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Land acquisition conflicts
Specific CommoditiesCarbon offsets
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsThis project will run for 5 years and phase out in August 2014.

Financial frames of US$5,914,353.

hectares of Montane and Lowland Coastal/Miombo forest in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forest biodiversity hotspot will be affected.

persons are living in 20 communities.

Project Area (in hectares)50000
Level of Investment (in USD)5914353
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2009
Company Names or State EnterprisesTanzania Forest Conservation Group from Tanzania -
Relevant government actorsMinistry of Environment and Agriculture
International and Financial InstitutionsNorwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)LATENT (no visible organising at the moment)
When did the mobilization beginLATENT (no visible resistance)
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Forms of MobilizationCreation of alternative reports/knowledge
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity)
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Displacement
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCorruption
Development of AlternativesReports and information sharing
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.Both People from within the villages and also external people (peasants, timbre and charcoal producers and pastoralists) use and depend on the local forests for their livelihoods. With the strengthening of property rights, as a result of land use planning exercise and the demarcation of village forest reserves, the interaction between the local user groups will change and it will result in increasing conflicts, as their livelihoods will be affected by REDD projects and land dispossession.
Sources and Materials

MJUMITA REDD Project Progress Summary Mar to Aug 2011.pdf
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MJUMITA Development of the Legal and Institutional Framework for REDD in Mozambique 3.5.2012.pdf
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Tanzania Forest Conservation Group

Forest Carbon Partnership


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ContributorBoaventura Monjane
Last update08/04/2014