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.
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.
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.
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.
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.