Maintaining areas harmonious with the natural environment


The Centre for Environmental Law and Governance is a Tanzanian non-profit organization based in Dar es Salaam working to promote a well governed society in which rights are respected and protected. CELG was formed in January 2009 by four practitioners in the field of law, governance, human rights, environmental justice, and community development. CELG was officially registered in September 2009 as a company limited by guarantee without share capital.


The realization of good governance through capacity enhancement, rights advocacy and policy engagement achieved through partnering with like-minded stakeholders underlines our organizational mission, and we envision an informed society, in which individuals’ rights are known, respected and protected.


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The aim is to expose students to the Tanzanian legal system

CELG has been committed to providing internships to students interested in environmental law, development and governance issues in the sub-Saharan region

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Focus to network with stakeholders on policy issues

CELG strives to increase community participation in decision making processes and actions that determine how policies affect ordinary Tanzanians

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To provide legal education and support cases in critical areas

CELG works to promote respect for human rights through application of the law. We do so by providing legal expertise to vulnerable groups such as children & women

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Assisting over ten communities in Mainland Tanzania.

CELG has been implementing several of capacity enhancement programs in governance, human rights and natural resources management.

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