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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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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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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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).

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Kilimanjaro Initiative celebrates one year

Monday, 27th November 2017

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.

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MRG and OPDP worried about the flawed implementation of African Court’s Ogiek judgment

Monday, 20th November 2017

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP), ILC members, express their concern about the newly formed Kenyan government Task Force on the implementation of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights judgment regarding the case of the indigenous Ogiek people. 

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