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Creating a global 'land rights family': from knowledge to action

Brendan Schwartz (IIED), Co-Facilitator of Community Land Initiative
Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Community land rights are the focus of two new initiatives. The first, launched with an 'action shop' in Kenya, enables civil society organisations to share knowledge and chart new paths; the second supports communities to seek legal redress for violated rights.

COMAID's diary from knowledge to action: experience with the Community Land Initiative

Jitar Christain Taku, COMAID
Tuesday, 13th March 2018

With large-scale acquisition moving to rural villages in Cameroon and threatening community land rights, we are learning new strategies to protect community lands against corruption.

TNRF's diary from knowledge to action: experience with the Community Land Initiative

Digna Irafay, TNRF
Tuesday, 13th March 2018

While villagers still struggle with using current legal frameworks to access land rights in Tanzania, the government plans to trigger yet another revised national land law. Our team learnt how to help communities make the most of the upcoming legislation. 

JKPP's diary from knowledge to action: Experience with the Community Land Initiative

Dewi Sutejo of JKPP (Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif)
Friday, 9th March 2018

The Community Land Co-Learning Initiative was no ordinary workshop or training. It was about how to advance in the way forward to protect the community land and an opportunity to learn from experts across the world.

Kenya: promoting land rights for women pastoralists

Nyanchama Angela
Saturday, 3rd March 2018

In pastoral communities, women contribute a lot to pastoral life, yet are denied land ownership. A Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) project is working to change the dynamics.

Is agrarian reform a dying issue?

Joe-Anna Marie Abelinde and Luis de la Rosa
Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Following the expiration of the land acquisition and distribution (LAD) component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform with Extension and Reforms (CARPER) in June 2014, the issuance of Notices of Coverage (NOCs) was stalled – leaving the remaining 600,000 hectares undistributed as of 2016.

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