Securing the land rights of indigenous people and poor rural communities

country: Cameroon
date: 11.02.2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

2012 Africa Land Forum
7 to 8 November 2012
Hotel Franco, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Securing the land rights of indigenous people and poor rural communities


The first Africa Land Forum will take place from November 7-8, 2012 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. With the theme “Securing the land rights of indigenous people and poor rural communities”, this forum will highlight key issues in relation to land policy and governance and serve as a platform for actors to emphasize the critical need to render global, regional and national land policies more pro-poor, inclusive and responsive to the situation of marginalized communities as a path to equitable development in Africa.

Hosted by the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA), the overall objective of the forum is to raise awareness and deepen actors’ understanding of the linkages between equitable and secure access to land for poor communities, and economic transformation in Africa. The gathering will provide a unique opportunity for actors to explore policy options and strategies to render policy implementation more efficient and beneficial to poor and marginalised African communities and groups.

WHAT:              2012 Africa Land Forum

WHO:               A special keynote speech on land rights and indigenous peoples in Africa by Dr. Manu Ibrahim, lecturer at the University of Dschang

Madame Koung à Bessike Jacqueline, Minister of Land Tenure and State Property, Cameroon
Mr. El Hadj Jaji Manu Gidado, MBOSCUDA National President
Mr. Odenda Lumumba, Chairperson of ILC Africa
Mr. Michael Taylor, International Land Coalition Global Programme Manager

as well as many other leaders of in the African land governance debate.

 

WHEN:             Wednesday November 7 – Thursday November 8 2012

                        Venue: Hotel Franco  PO. 3336, 5347, Yaoundé; Tel: +237 22 20 13 07/ 22 20 13 09

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

For more information and the complete program, visit: http://www.landcoalition.org/events/1st-africa-land-forum-securing-land-rights-indigenous-people-and-rural-communities

Live streaming of the event: webcasting.ifad.org/landforum

Follow the event on twitter: #landforum via @landcoalition
 

DETAILS:         To attend the Africa Land Forum, request interviews, or for more information, contact: 

Neil Sorensen, ILC Communications Specialist, at n.sorensen@landcoalition.org

SHEI William KANJO at sheikanjo@yahoo.com