UCRT is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 which supports local communities to improve their livelihoods by controlling, managing and benefiting from their lands through sustainable natural resource management. It works with eight different ethnic groups in 55 villages spread across five districts of Northern Tanzania. As a principle, all of UCRT’s activities are formally structured as collaborations with communities.
UCRT works to empower communities to secure legal rights over their lands and natural resources. They believe that building the skills, knowledge and management capacity within these communities and households is crucial for allowing these communities to take advantage of the economic and livelihood opportunities afforded by these resources. Together with partners they help to enable communities to make wise and informed choices about how they manage their resources in a world where social and ecological sustainability challenges only continue to grow.