Solving Africa’s land issues to boost productivity, alleviate poverty and eradicate hunger
Thursday, 30th March 2017
Land is not only a controversial issue in certain parts of the continent, such as South Africa, where land expropriation is a hot topic; it is also a crucial tool to unlock economic potential in Africa. It is one of the main topics for discussion at Africa Development Week 2017, which is underway in Dakar, Senegal.
When it comes to changing deep-seated attitudes and practices in a community, the first thing to understand is how to engage that community and its influencers – where do they get their information? Who has the communities "ears"?
“Unity is strength”: Voices from ILC Members at IFAD's Indigenous People’s Forum
Friday, 24th February 2017
On February 10th and 13th, 2017 the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) hosted the third annual Global Meeting of the Indigenous People’s Forum, where a number of ILC members from Indigenous Peoples’ organisations gathered to discuss how they can participate in and shape development projects.
On the occasion of Togo's first Civil Society Land Forum, a group of young school performers sing and dance about securing their future in an insecure landscape. Combining local traditions with a pressing issue for the country; it has been 42 years since Togo has undergone any land reforms. An impasse that needs to move forward if there is any chance to secure the land rights and a bright future for generations to come.
New Momentum to Resolve Challenges in Land Management in Kenya
Friday, 20th January 2017
The quest for an end to the perennial challenges in land management in Kenya has today benefited from a new thrust. This followed a resolution by over thirty land sector actors to launch the National Engagement Strategy, which provides for a multi-stakeholder platform, to coordinate activities towards resolving the perennial land management challenges in Kenya.
CSOs' statement on the amending process of the National Land Policy in Tanzania
Thursday, 13th October 2016
We civil society organizations and stakeholders in the Tanzanian land sector would like to thank the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements for initiating in good faith, the process of amending the National Land Policy of 1995 now underway.
Stronger together: NES Cameroon unites civil society to influence national land reform
Tuesday, 11th October 2016
During an official ceremony in February 2014, ILC's country platform in Cameroon - known as the Cameroon National Engagement Strategy (NES) - delivered into the hands of high-level representatives of the Government and seven concerned Ministries a position paper on land reform. Other organisations and stakeholders also submitted their inputs and proposals. Twelve papers; twelve divergent approaches to solutions.