Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Using Participatory Geographic Information Systems to enhance Indigenous nomadic tribes’ access to land

The land rights and lifestyles of indigenous nomadic communities in Iran are constantly threatened by oil and gas exploration activities. With the help of Cenesta and UNINOMAD, the nomadic communities were able to map their land using Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS), and...

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Kyrgyz Jayity

Community-based natural resource management in Kyrgyzstan

To remedy the degradation and ineffective management of pastureland, the Law on Pastures, enacted in 2009, allowed the formation of Pasture Users’ Unions (PUUs). The National Pasture Users’ Association of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Jayity, has facilitated the formation of 454 PUUs. Using community-based...

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Productive diversification and organization in Weenhayek communities

Climate change is one of the main factors causing dramatic scarcity of aquatic life in the Pilcomayo river basin. The Weenhayek communities of Villamontes started vegetable gardens in plots suffering from limited productivity, insufficient access to water and extreme...

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Apoyo de CERDET a familias indígenas en la producción ecológica de hortalizas en el chaco tarijeño_Photo credit CERDET

Community management planning for sustainable development

This experience explains how the community of Timboy Tiguasu organized, promoted and decided to lead its future after evaluating its own case. The objective was mid-term development planning for the community area, favouring management and implementation of different local projects and...

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Ocupación efectiva de territorios: tierras, agua y producción en comunidades wichi_Photo credit Fundapaz

Effective occupancy of territories: land, water and production in Wichi communities

Wichi communities fought, from 1982 to 1997, to obtain land titles for their plots numbered 5, 6, 8 and 92 and plots named Capitán Pagé, San Patricio and Abregú. The fifteen-year struggle was eventually successful through a dialog process and final agreements...

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Intersectoral coordination for community water management

The Tulumba Valley or in the local Comechingon language, “place where used to be water,” is located 130 km from the city of Cordoba. Although it was a naturally-privileged site, residents lost their livelihoods after an extensive drought period, with water scarcity...

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