About the Centre (TCRIP):

Tanzania Centre for Research and Information on Pastoralism (TCRIP) is a private, autonomous, voluntary non-governmental, non-profit sharing organization which is registered under NGO’s Act of 2002. The TCRIP is currently registered and hosted by Chama Cha Wafugaji Tanzania.

Our Goal

The overall goal of the Centre is to ensure adequate multidisciplinary research findings that provide sufficient, multi-diverse and well-analyzed information on pastoralism for policy and practice change.

 Our Vision

To be a hub of researched and well-analyzed facts and information about pastoralism in Tanzania.

Our Mission

The centre’s mission is to generate a fountain of facts that can enrich the public dialogue and support sound decision making and policy development. As a neutral source of data collection and analysis, TCRIP can provide analyzed data for problem-solving.

 The Centre’s Objectives

  • Develop and maintain pastoralist research resources and databases, and avails to the government, private sectors and academic institution.
  • Serves as a point of contact and encourages the exchange of views between the Government, private sector, development partners, civil society and pastoral community.
  • Collects and synchronize relevant data and information on pastoralist and disseminates to a wide range of stakeholders through TCRIP Resource Centre.
  • To create Country consolidated research initiative with the focus of addressing pastoralism related problems through research.
  • To investigate pastoralism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives across the biophysical, social and economic sciences,
  • Collect and synchronize relevant findings on pastoralism from different institutions, NGOs, government departments and produce them in various forms for public consumptions.
  • Conduct research and surveys on the long-term problems facing pastoralism mode of life in Tanzania, Produce various publications and policy briefs on the state of pastoralism in Tanzania,
  • Publish research findings and analysis that influence public policy, to improve the welfare of pastoralists and the environments in which they live.
  • The Center provides a forum where those concerned with pastoralism both from across the country and outside can put their efforts,’ ideas, data, analysis, and discuss the future of pastoralism system in Tanzania.
  • Conduct a comparative study on pastoralism in Tanzania and other parts of the world where pastoralism is common