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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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The community of Matanda in the Peri-urban area of Lilongwe, Malawi  photo by khym54

LandNet Malawi celebrates as President Mutharika approves four new land laws

Friday, 23rd September 2016

UPDATE: On February 6th, 2017 the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika gave his consent to the ramaining six land bills adding to the four signed into law in September 2016. As confirmed by the Minister of Lands Atupele Muluzi, the laws will be published soon on the gazette and enter into effect. 

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Photo credit: Women to Kilimanjaro

Women across Africa plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to demand #landrightsnow

Wednesday, 14th September 2016

A woman has lost her husband and has no rights to their household land; a biofuel company pushes another smallholder farmer off her land; while a community's land and water is poisoned by a mining company. These three stories are part of an animated video to promote the Kilimanjaro Initiative in October 2016.  

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Women in a tobacco field in Malawi ©IFAD/Pirozzi

ILC hails long awaited land reforms in Malawi after nearly 15 years of advocacy work by LandNet

Monday, 18th July 2016

ILC joins member Landnet Malawi in celebrating the passing of four Land Bills, the most recent on Customary Land. Together with Oxfam, FAO, UN Women, and other partners, ILC has been supporting Landnet Malawi in their advocacy campaigns for land reforms since the adoption of the Malawi National Land Policy in 2002.  

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Join Liberian CSOs in calling for a progressive Land Rights Act now!

Join Liberian CSOs in calling for a progressive Land Rights Act now!

Friday, 15th July 2016

Join the Global Call to Action in endorsing a statement from the Civil Society Organizations Working on Land Rights in Liberia calling on the country’s legislature to immediately pass historic legislation recognizing community land rights. Insecure land rights have contributed to wars and land grabs across West Africa, and to communities losing their homes, lands, and livelihoods. The Land Rights Act, submitted in 2014, would automatically recognize the land and forest rights of millions of rural Liberians, and could be a model for countries across West African grappling with their own land-related conflicts.

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UN Environment Assembly Passes Resolution in Support of Sustainable Pastoralism & Rangelands

Friday, 8th July 2016

The United Nations Environment Assembly 2016 passes resolution on combating desertification, drought and land degradation, and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands

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