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21 June 2022
Authors: 
Kamiji Malasha
Africa
Zambia

Overcoming Land Disputes by Fostering Relationships in Communities: Experiences from Zambia’s Systematic Land Titling Program

Written by Dimuna Phiri and Kamiji Malasha

Unresolved disputes and disorder, can be addressed through the judicial system. However, the process is expensive, slow, unscalable, and does not focus on reconciling individuals, families and communities. Through the lens of beneficiaries, this article reveals the importance of alternative dispute resolution in land reforms, particularly adjudication committees.

21 June 2022
Africa
Uganda

Opening remarks for the GIZ Land Governance Knowledge Exchange Workshop delivered by

Dr Arno Sckeyde, Head of Program, Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA) 

Dr. Klaus Ackermann, Head of Global Program Responsible Land Policy

 

Your Excellency, Madam Minister, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Empowering civil society and communities through open land data
14 June 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Africa
Cameroon
Namibia
South America
Colombia
Paraguay
Global

The second webinar of the Whose Land? -  Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance series focused on the opportunities and constraints of civil society in advocating for more open land data and in harnessing its power for improved land governance. 

Empowering civil society and communities through open land data
14 June 2022
Africa
Cameroon
Namibia
South America
Colombia
Paraguay
Global

 

 

 

11 June 2022
Tanzania

Lucas Yamat and Pablo Manzano

The future of Ngorongoro has been the subject of hot debate among various stakeholders following a proposal by the government of Tanzania to relocate pastoralists from the district in order to conserve this important World Heritage site.

The proposal is based on claims that wildlife in the reserve faces extinction due to a sharp increase in human and livestock populations. Discussions about the proposal have caused concern among the residents of Ngorongoro who fear that they face eviction.

Commemoration of International Day of Indigenous Peoples
7 June 2022
Authors: 
Anna Locke
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Ana Lucia Nuñez Lopez
Adriana Gaviria
Global

Last week, the International Land Coalition (ILC) hosted its 9th Global Land Forum in Jordan - the first large in-person meeting of the land community for three years.

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
3 June 2022
Authors: 
Maaike van den Berg
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Global

For land governance interventions to be equitable and sustainable, the role of women must be actively brought to the forefront. But, how do you do this? How do you measure this? These are questions posed within the LAND-at-scale program. 

No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights
2 June 2022
Authors: 
Alexander Müller
Mr. Jes Weigelt
Global

The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking place in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. The theme: “Land, Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity.” “We are faced with a crucial choice,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told participants: “We can either reap the benefits of land restoration now or continue on the disastrous path that has led us to the triple planetary crisis of climate, biodiversity and pollution”

26 May 2022
Authors: 
Miss Olipa Katongo Kunda
Zambia

Just like many African countries, a majority of Zambian tribes follow a matrilineal system, that is, an affinity system in which descent is derived through maternal instead of paternal lines which essentially means children are recognised by the names or family of their mothers. This does not only affect decent but also involves the inheritance of titles and property including land through the female line. One might ask why women have less access and control of land in Zambia when land and property is inherited through maternal lines.

 

Ant & Carrie Coleman, "Paddy fields"
25 May 2022
Authors: 
Thy Try
Anna Bulman
Thierry Berger
Cambodia

Cambodia’s new investment law could open the way for more inclusive, sustainable investment. In a series of virtual meetings, stakeholders from across Cambodia came together to assess the challenges and opportunities arising from that law and investment governance generally.

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