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Vigilant civil society enforces implementation of National Land Commission

This case illustrates how non-state actors collaborated with citizens to compel the Kenyan State to appoint a Land Commission, an institution provided for by the law. The objective of a decentralised and autonomous Land Commission was to improve land governance in Kenya and increase the...

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Case Studies

Vigilant civil society enforces implementation of National Land Commission

Author: 
Grace Wawuda (KLA) and Gyanor Parazda (ILC Secretariat)
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Internship Opportunity at UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Deadline: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Governance Affairs Office and its units on Political Affairs, Governance Affairs, Partnerships and Civil Society are seeking for applicants. 

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New Momentum to Resolve Challenges in Land Management in Kenya

Friday, 20th January 2017

The quest for an end to the perennial challenges in land management in Kenya has today benefited from a new thrust. This followed a resolution by over thirty land sector actors to launch the National Engagement Strategy, which provides for a multi-stakeholder platform, to coordinate activities towards resolving the perennial land management challenges in Kenya. 

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Protecting property inheritance rights of widows, children and people with disabilities

In  Kenya, when a husband or father of the family passes away, his widow and children are often unable to inherit the land and property. In 2010, the new Constitution of Kenya was promulgated, followed by laws in the land sector to be put into effect from 2012. As the land laws were being...

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Protecting property inheritance rights of widows, children and people with disabilities
Case Studies

Protecting property inheritance rights of widows, children and people with disabilities

Author: 
Kennedy Orwa (ELCI) and Amira Kheir (ILC Secretariat)
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Call for the Akili Dada 2017 Fellowship Program

Deadline: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Akili Dada awards year-long fellowships to young African women leaders between the ages of 23-30 who are driving transformative change in their communities and are looking to grow their projects to scale and sustainability.

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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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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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Natural Justice - Call for Applications: Community Environmental Legal Officers

Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Natural Justice is an African pioneering team of legal practitioners, who conduct comprehensive research on environmental and human rights law, support communities and local organisations, provide technical advice to governments and intergovernmental organisations, and engage in key ...

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