Aprendizajes para salvaguardar territorios comunales y fortalecer la gobernanza indígena de la tierra en Perú

Miguel Macedo - Instituto del Bien Común
Monday, 23rd April 2018

El taller “Iniciativa de Tierras Comunitarias”, realizado en Kenia del 3 al 11 de febrero del 2018, nos abrió puertas para aprender cómo organizaciones de diversos países y contextos están trabajando con nuevas metodologías y  enfoques innovadores para proteger los derechos a la tierra de los pueblos indígenas.

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.

ILC partners in Asia call for wider recognition of land rights as human rights

Friday, 9th March 2018

The magnitude and intensity of land conflicts in Asia have increased over the years, with the continued rise of land and agricultural investments and continued competing claims for scarce natural resources. In various instances, governments and private sector entities alike have facilitated the displacement of rural communities, the deterioration of the environment and agricultural livelihoods, and the loss of lives through land concessions and businesses ventures. 

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Ensuring land tenure rights to marginalised and vulnerable communities in India

Friday, 9th March 2018

India faces enormous challenges in its quest to develop in a socially conscience, economically and environmentally just manner.  In regards to developing responsible land governance, it remains a complex issue aggravated by a combination of systematic legal and institutional failures. Institutions that govern land, market and societies have fundamental weaknesses to address land and property issues of poor rural women and men, Tribals, and Dalits.

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COMAID GPS training-credit: COMAID

Data to defend land rights in Cameroon

Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Community Assistance in Development (COMAID) teach communities how to enshrine land use maps and land registrars into village practices to protect their lands using data and technology

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Bitter truth over Bangladesh land

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.

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M. Mwarabu defend les droits fonciers des peuples autochtones Pygmées Babuluko dans le Territoire de Walikale. Photo/ Israel Bionyi ILC Afrique

PIDP: ILC member in DRC protect land defender from criminalisation

Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Land rights defender, Mr Mwarabu Mbula Jean Koko, is in good health after spending a hell of time in the hands of the Congolese armed forces in March 2017. While Mr Mwarabu was mediating the conflict between two communities in Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he was arbitrarily arrested, jailed and tortured. During this painful moment, a strategy coordinated by the Integrated Program for the Development of the Pygmy People (PIDP) in Kivu, supported by ILC, fought against his criminalisation, denounced his unfair treatment and brought him medical help.  Protecting the civil and political rights of human rights defenders working on land issues is one of the ten commitments of ILC.

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Tanzania: multiple stakeholders debate land governance challenges

Masalu Luhula-TNRF
Friday, 9th February 2018

Tanzania is currently reviewing its national land policy. To better enrich the process, the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is encouraging inclusive participation of multiple stakeholders via public debates and discussions at all levels. 

Building momentum around rangelands across Africa

Thursday, 11th January 2018

In 2017, the Rangeland Initiative mobilised resources, built partnerships and advocated for pastoralists land rights  

Traditional Authorities, elected Members of Parliament, Mayors and government officials share knowledge on land reforms with experts. Picture courtesy: CED

Knowledge inspires land reform process in Cameroon

Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Government representatives, Members of Parliament, Mayors, Traditional Authorities, experts and development actors shared experiences at the Parliament-Government experience-sharing forum on land management at the National Assembly in Yaoundé on 7-8 December 2017. 

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