ALAPA

Association for Law and Advocacy for Pastoralists

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Association for Law and Advocacy for Pastoralists (ALAPA) is a non-profit organization providing legal assistance and protecting human rights of pastoralists (traditional cattle herders) and hunter gatherers in Tanzania. It was founded in 2009 and it was officially registered in 2010. ALAPA’s visions is “A society that strives for economic development while respecting and promoting fundamental rights and freedoms.” Its mission is to advocate for, and promote respect for the economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR); Civil and Political Rights (CPR) as well as Collective rights of Pastoralists and hunter gatherers in their pursuit of economic development. ALAPA seeks to achieve its mission and vision by advocating conformity to observance of human rights, conservation of the environment, implementation of democracy, and adherence to good governance practices.