Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Decentralised and simplified land management addresses the administrative bottlenecks to securing rural land in Madagascar

The introduction of a decentralised and simplified land management system at municipal level has significantly reduced the regulatory burden of securing tenure of rural land parcels. Cost and time of land tenure registration have been reduced from USD 500 to USD 14, and from 6 years to 7 months...

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Propiedad comunitaria, mapeo participativo y recuperación del territorio

Community ownership, participatory mapping and land recovery

In the municipality of San Luis, Mayan q’eqchi’es communities of El Aguacate, Mabila and Chiruja implemented an innovation plan, which was facilitated by Pastoral Social of the Peten Vicariate. The aim was to transfer participatory mapping methodology and the promotion...

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Cartografía participativa y conservación territorial en la Comunidad de Huachón_Photo credit Pedro Tipula IBC

Participatory mapping and land conservation in the community of Huachón

The peasant community of Huachón achieved legal recognition of their territory in 1935. However, it did not have a map or updated legal documents of the communal property. At the same time, the water supply faced various threats. An innovation plan designed and facilitated by the Instituto...

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Mapeo participativo de la comunidad de Miguel Bikan_credits Wangki Tangni

Participatory construction of 3D maps strengthens indigenous land management

Three dimensional maps (3D) were built in the three communities of Miguel Bikan, Waspam and Sahsa, in the Autonomous Region of the Caribbean North Coast. The aim was to contribute to the establishment of a community land monitoring & information system. This system...

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Mobilisation, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold mining activities in their territories, as these activities were causing the contamination of water sources and the ecosystem. With the support of AMAN and AIPP, the communities mapped...

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Indigenous Peoples Secretariat key ally in demarcation and titling of indigenous territories

The Land Administration Project (PRODEP) was designed to develop the legal and institutional framework for the administration of land property rights in Nicaragua, including those of indigenous peoples. Thanks to the political commitment of the government and the involvement of indigenous...

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