The Global Land Forum is less than a week away! ILC took a quick break from the preparing to interview four of the speakers of the upcoming GLF. All from different backgrounds, the speakers gave great advice on staying #United4LandRights. Take a look at what Kathy Reich from the Ford Foundation had to say about the current states of land rights and about this year’s Global Land Forum!
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.
"Community Land Initiative" in Peru, advances of the Instituto del Bien Común
Latin America & the Caribbean
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.
Learning to action: how an initiative transforms land protection in remote settings across the world
Rachael Knight, Senior Advisor for Land, Namati
Thursday, 13th September 2018
From the Namati Blog series 1/6
In early February 2018, seven NGOs met for a weeklong workshop in Aberdare, Kenya, to take-part in the ILC’s Community Land Protection Co-Learning Initiative. The Initiative aims to build a supportive community of practice to facilitate learning between community land rights advocates. The Initiative’s emphasis on peer-to-peer learning, rather than on expert-led training or capacity building, is designed to explicitly acknowledge practitioners’ expertise and to celebrate each participant’s unique knowledge and experience.