The TAI Tanzania coalition completed a TAI assessment in 2006, finding significant progress in developing the legislative framework for improving environmental access rights. The coalition also made several key recommendations to create clear and strategic policy for capacity building on environmental issues to support the laws that are passed, specifically on increasing access to information. TAI Tanzania is currently working on the implementation of TAI report recommendations including conducting community training on access rights and establishing a media campaign on access rights.
The national lead organization of the TAI Tanzania chapter is the Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), the first public interest environmental law organization in Tanzania. LEAT is leading the Tanzanian effort to implement TAI recommendations, including conducting community training on access rights and establishing a media campaign on access rights. LEAT also carries out policy research, advocacy and selected public interest litigation. Its membership largely includes lawyers concerned with environmental management and democratic governance in Tanzania.