PIDP: ILC member in DRC protect land defender from criminalisation
Wednesday, 14th February 2018
The defender of land rights, 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, then 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.
Dissemination of Senegal's land policy document as part of the country's National Engagement Strategy formulation process
Friday, 2nd February 2018
In the context of the National Engagement Strategy (NES) formulation process, the ILC and the FAO helped CNCR, IPAR, IED Afrique, CICODEV and their partners of the CRAFS alliance organise a meeting in the Mboro agro-ecological zone, with the aim of gathering feedback from the grassroot level and defining a legal framework which would be relevant to the farmers' needs.
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.
OPDP strengthens capacities of Africa’s IPs rights advocates
Wednesday, 13th December 2017
ILC Africa member, Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) held a workshop in Arusha, Tanzania on October 2-4 to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) organisations in Africa to advocate for the implementation of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) mechanisms and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
After a year of pushing for rural women’s land rights and influencing the African Union to endorse the Charter on inclusive rights for women, the Kilimanjaro Initiative reconnects as a movement and agrees to have a comprehensive framework for monitoring the implementation of the Kilimanjaro Rural Women’s demands across African countries.
Governments working with private and public stakeholders to improve land governance in Africa
Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 November 2017- Multi-stakeholders platforms (MSP) bringing together civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector, governments, and UN agencies are essential in securing land rights and achieving development in Africa. The collaborative nature of these platforms has great potential for synergising ideas and finding common ground on land issues. MSP appears to be a recommendation of regional, continental and international normative frameworks on land tenure, including the Frameworks and Guidelines on Land Governance in Africa (F&Gs), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).