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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UNICEF

An example of decentralised land governance: the introduction of the Wilaya in Algeria

Alegria inherited a centralised system of governance at independence in 1962. As a result, all policy and decision-making were controlled by the central government, to the exclusion of local government and local communities. With growing discontent within the local communities in southern...

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NES Madagascar

Learning from NES Madagascar. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Madagascar stands out for the inclusiveness of the approach it adopted since its creation. In 2012 an inception workshop to discuss land issues was organised by involving numerous stakeholders from the civil society, the private sector, academia, the Government and donor agencies. Based on...

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NES Albania

Learning from NES Albania. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Albania is supported by CSOs, MPs, academic institutions, the World Bank and SIDA. The Government considers it a credible and trustworthy point of reference to consult on issues of land and forest governance. How did NES Albania get there? First, the identification of common challenges in...

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NES Bangladesh

Learning from NES Bangladesh. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Bangladesh is one of the key voices in support of indigenous peoples, women and the landless, poor and marginalised communities in the country. The multi-stakeholder platform has implemented effective advocacy activities also in collaboration with NGOs and grassroots organisations that are...

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UNDP

Improving indigenous women’s access to land and participation in natural resource management

In Halimun Salak, West Java, Indonesia, Kasepuhan women were landless, and were excluded from land-related decision-making and natural resource management. The society is traditional, and is governed by strict customary law (adat) and practices. As a result of gender roles, women were...

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