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).

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Time for effective land governance at country levels

Sunday, 20th August 2017

Customary laws have blocked women and youth from land ownership for far too long in Africa. Land Commissions in the continent have promised reforms to advance land rights for vulnerable groups and communities.

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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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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.

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