LEAT works with different stakeholders and partners including local communities, CSOs, research institutions, government officials and development partners, to insure the country’s natural resources and environment are democratically governed and managed in accordance with the public trust doctrine and harnessed for the benefit of Tanzanians.

This approach enables LEAT to impart the general understanding of the laws and policies relating to the environment and natural resources, enhancing local communities to access and securing their rights to those resources, undertake advocacy activities, conduct environmental protection campaigns, seminars, workshops, and public hearing media briefings and sensitize decision makers on environmental and natural resources and protection issues

Our Projects

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“Advocacy for Improved Legal and Regulatory Regimes of Minerals, Gas and Petroleum Laws in Tanzania” is a three year project that seeks to promote transparency and accountability in the extractive industry sector in Tanzania so that the sector can significantly contribute in improving the lives of Tanzanians, the​ primary and traditional custodians of the extractive resources.

The SRJS is a four year program and is striving to work towards sustainably managed landscapes that provide the most essential ecosystem services on which local communities and broader economic development depends. The vision for SRJS 2020 is a robust and vibrant civil society that is able to meet the challenges of the future in an ever more globalized world. In Tanzania, the SRJS project is being implemented within the Rukwa– Katavi Landscape. LEAT’s work is to make sure that the laws and policies that govern the landscape resources are harmonized and are effectively implemented. LEAT is also leading the program through its Coordination Unit, which is based in Sumbawanga.

Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili Activity/The Resilient Natural Resources Governance Project (“the Project”) is a multi-sectoral five-year proposed intervention to be implemented by Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT) together with one Rukwa based CSO. The intervention is designed to tackle threats on biodiversity through the use of multiple natural resources governance tools. In particular, the project intends to conserve land, wildlife, forests, and water resources on one hand and build the resilience of local communities and ecosystems in Rukwa through improved natural resources governance on the other.
This is a two year (2019 – 2020) LSF-funded project that aims to promote access to environmental rights for urbanites living in Dar es Salaam. The project works in all five municipalities of Dar es Salaam region (i.e. Ilala, Kinondoni, Temeke, Kigamboni and Ubungo). Among many, the project convenes key decision makers at regional and district levels to deliberate on interventions to protect Dar es Salaam, its residents and the environment.