Land Management System and its Associated Problems in the Process of Developing Satellite Cities in Dar es Salaam

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Geology - Denmark
Start Date: 
March 1, 2010
End Date: 
December 31, 2013
Project Code: 
Total grant: 
DKK 4,737,900
Contact : 
Juma Kiduanga

This project is about the future of urban Tanzania. It will investigate the dynamics of the land management system, urban governance and leadership in order to find out how an improved relationship of these variables can contribute to the present and future development of urban areas in Tanzania. The main project objectives are to: 1. Find out why and to what extent the interlink ages between the dynamics of the land management system, urban governance and leadership are failing to meet the present needs of urban Tanzania. 2. Develop mechanisms/ways to mitigate the challenges faced by the land management system, urban governance and leadership to meet the needs of the present and future urban Tanzania. The proposed project will have the following major activities: 1. Developing the research proposal through a workshop attended by all participants. 2. Training on methodological issues to people involved in the research project and conducting a pilot study. 3. Fieldwork in Dar es Salaam and six fast growing and emerging towns. 4. Data processing and analysis. 5. Feedback seminars to respondents and policy makers. 6. Training of various stakeholders from sectors of land management system, urban governance and leadership. 7. Dissemination of findings and project windup. The study will contribute to improved urban management in present and future urban Tanzania.


Annual Report 2013:
The results indicate that (a)  a plan for land use in Chalinze small town as one of study sites is   so limited  that it is unable to reduce problems of poverty and subsistence agriculture; (b)  In Kibaha town the supply of surveyed plots fails to match with the   demand. The  situation has a number of outcomes. Among them include rampant   land conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers and  development of  unplanned  settlements; (c) Findings from 74.1% of the ordinary people indicate that in Moshi Municipality there has been a well  performance of  local government  in managing land in the aspect of  controlling unplanned construction not to take place on the surveyed land in the municipality. There are a number of strategies used to control the unplanned construction. Among them include  providing  awareness to the residents  of the area on the bad effect of unplanned construction,, strongly  enforcement of operating laws by the Municipal Authority   both  of the top and grassroots levels. One of the impacts of the project is the continuation use of the research findings by various stakeholders to strengthen policies and approaches of urban development.

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