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Networking and Coalition Building

Coalition building and networking are some of the strongest strategies for civil society organizations collective bargaining especially in advocacy for policy change. HAKIARDHI believes that greater impact in any advocacy work requires a massive backup of like-minded actors through either coalitions or social movements. It is from that background that the organization has since inception been striving to establish an amicable relationship with like-minded organizations both within the country and across the region for purposes of building alliances in pushing for a common cause on land issues and better results.

Locally, HAKIARDHI has established strong working relationships with organizations of the likes of PINGOs Forum, LHRC, TGNP, LEAT and Oxfam in various capacities.  It also belongs to various networks including but not limited to the Feminist Activist Coalition (FemAct), The Citizens Coalition on New Constitution (CCNC), Tanzania Coalition on Development and Debt (TCDD), JOLIT, Policy Forum (PF) and the Tanzania Mining Reference Group (TMRG). Across the region, LARRRI is a member of the Landnet East Africa and works closely with Kenya Land Alliance (KLA), Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) and Resource Centre for Conflicts Resolutions (RECONCILE) in Kenya.

Through networking and coalition building, HAKIARDHI has managed to: first, have a greater voice in policy processes and impacts in advocacy (e.g. influencing the new land laws in 1999, through NALAF, campaigning for the rights of pastoralists evicted from Ihefu in 2006 to 2007 through a joint consortium of CSOs and media under JOLIT, and campaigning against the Rufiji prawn project in collaboration with environmental activists to protect environment and local communities livelihoods from 1999 to 2002. And second, improve internal interventions as a result of exposure, learning and sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences from other organizations.