A conversation with Gillian Caldwell

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

As we are getting closer to this year’s Global Land Forum ILC had a conversation with Gillian Caldwell CEO of Global Witness, to gain more perspective on the international issues of protecting land and environmental defenders.  Gillian will be speaking at the GLF in Bandung this September.  

A Cameroon solution: helping communities take control over their lands

Christian Jitar Taku, Coordinator of Community Assistance in Development (COMAID).
Sunday, 16th September 2018

From the Namati Blog series 5/6

Using simple approaches, COMAID tool farmers and grazers to take on land grabbers

Regularization of land tenure for the management of the biodiversity of two communities within a protected area

Manolo Morales, Executive Director, ECOLEX Quito - Ecuador
Saturday, 15th September 2018

From the Namati Blog series 4/6

Of the different types of land tenure conflicts that occur in Ecuador, one of the most worrying is relevant to property rights in protected areas. The government’s designation of protected areas have not recognised the pre-existing land rights of individuals or communities. This has created conflicts that disrupt the governance of protected areas. For example, the Ministry of the Environment (MAE) clashed with communities on more than one occasion. 

From land use planning to bylaws

Masalu Luhula – Land Based Investment (LBI) Coordinator, TNRF
Friday, 14th September 2018

From the Namati Blog series 6/6

In this globalised world, thinking short term is no longer an option for villages. Being strategic and visionary- visibly so- is mandatory

"Community Land Initiative" in Peru, advances of the Instituto del Bien Común

Friday, 14th September 2018

From the Namati Blog series 3/6

Today, after a century of recognition of indigenous communities by the State, in Peru there are still no official figures, precise data, nor an official map of native and peasant communities in the Andes. As part of the Community Land Initiative in Peru, the Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) has been supporting two peasant communities for the achievement of responsible governance of their communal lands.

Participatory mapping to protect Warungbanten village

IMAM HANAFI, Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif (JKPP) - Indonesia Community Mapping Networks
Thursday, 13th September 2018

From the Namati Blog series 2/6

Warungbanten, a farming community south of Mount Halimun, Indonesia is not at peace. Mining activity in the area has been bringing nothing but bad news, yet however, we are supporting communities to develop tools to protect their land.