Promoting Agricultural Policy and Addressing Land Conflicts in Guatemala

Friday, 26th May 2017

Representatives of the Secretariat of Agrarian Affairs (SAA) in Guatemala and the International Land Coalition–Latin America and the Caribbean (ILC-LAC) signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint actions aimed at implementing and disseminating Guatemala Agricultural Policy in different territories around the country.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Unite their Voices for Earth Day

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

On the occasion of the Earth Day Mobilisation for the Land Rights Now campaign, thousands of people came together to defend Indigenous Peoples and Communities as a key measure to fight against climate change.  Many ILC members from the Latin America & Caribbean region participated in the global mobilisation, these are their stories...

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Ogiek Indigenous Peoples win historic battle against government in African land rights case

Friday, 26th May 2017

ILC member, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) argues the 8 year-long Ogiek case to victory in front of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, which recognises the Ogiek's indigenous status and their right to reparations from the government of Kenya.

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A COMMON RIGHT: UGANDA LAND ALLIANCE AND THE KARAMOJONG - photo by ©Jason Taylor/Source Project

African Court to deliver landmark judgment on Ogiek community land rights case against Kenyan government

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha, will deliver a long-awaited judgment on a case brought before it, by the Ogiek indigenous peoples against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights.

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Advancements for NES Ecuador

Friday, 14th April 2017

NES (National Engagement Strategy) in Ecuador is a "platform advocating for sustainable land and territorial rights, equal access to natural resources and development".  In recent months, it has achieved significant success supporting processes to draft land regulations and policies.

Earth day in Africa: campaigning for land rights of vulnerable communities

Thursday, 18th May 2017

Every year, millions of people around the world celebrate Earth Day. A day to recognise the contribution of the earth and its ecosystems to human life while raising awareness about environmental challenges and concerns.

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Putting NES into action: 40 media organisations trained in Togo

Thursday, 18th May 2017

In Togo, 80% of lawsuits are land related and men control 72% of agricultural land. The country’s NES being implemented wants to influence policies that enable a more inclusive and people focused growth. ILC and its partners count on the media to inform, educate people and participate in Togo’s NES platform.

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Regional workshop on Generating and Monitoring Data for People-Centered Land Governance in LAC

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

Currently, there are a number of land-related issues in Latin America, such as unequal tenure by different actors, dispossession of communities, or the expansion of the agro-export industry and non-agricultural investments (mining, oil extraction, etc.), which threaten the access and the rights to land of rural populations.

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Joan Cuka Kagwanja, Chief, African Land Policy Initiative, UN Economic Commission for Africa and Thematic Ambassador, Responsible Land Governance

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.

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Change is “on air” in Kenya

Wednesday, 1st March 2017

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"?  

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