Giving power through Joint Land Ownership (JLO) in Nepal
Community Self Reliance Center (CSRC)
Thursday, 8th February 2018
'After the acquisition of joint land ownership I feel powerful in my household. Now, I have also access to land which we both (husband and wife) use for growing our children's well-being." Pangula Tharu and Chahari Tharuni, Bardiya.
From Forlorn Wastelands to Thriving Commons in India
Zachary Slobig- Skoll Foundation
Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Years ago, early in Jagdeesh Rao Puppala’s career, he ran into some trouble with the law in rural western India. He had just returned from a small event where some eminent leaders and villagers had decided to green a patch of derelict land. It was the familiar photo-op of a handful of VIPs planting a row of saplings. When he returned to the office, he found an unfamiliar man waiting for him. The man was from the District Magistrate’s office. He handed him an envelope. Inside, Jagdeesh found a notice of trespassing.