Webinar: The Gender Imperatives of Land Reforms in Kenya | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

 

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Contact / Event organiser: 
Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Organizations: 
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Intergovernmental or Multilateral organization

The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.

The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.

The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

Land reforms in Kenya over the past decade provide for women’s land rights, yet women have not benefited from these reforms. The constitutional provisions promoting gender equity and equality have not been implemented.

There is critical need for the implementation of land reform provisions that support gender affirmative action in terms of land and resources. From 2013-2017, the Government of Kenya issued 3.2 million titles, yet women received only 10% of these titles, amounting to only 1.62% of the land, thus shining a light on the gender disparities in land reforms. Clearly, the role of women and the imperatives of gender actualization have been belittled in favor of men. 

You are invited to join the webinar on the Gender Imperatives of Land Reforms in Kenya on 23 April, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM EAT (2 PM CET / 8 AM ET) to discuss these issues.

This webinar features key experts involved in promoting and working towards the gender imperatives of land reforms in Kenya. This webinar is co-hosted by the European Union, the Government of Kenya, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Land Portal Foundation.

Panelists will address the following questions:

  • What’s the status of gender and land rights in Kenya?
  • What are your thoughts on the policy and implementation divide for gender and land rights?
  • Can you describe some of the critical aspects of access, use and ownership of land surrounding gender?
  • What is the implication of the inclusion of gender issues in community land governance? Is special attention to women’s land rights necessary?
  • Who is responsible and holds a duty to advocate for gender and land rights?

Moderator: Husna A. Mbarak, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Fibian Lukalo, Gender Expert and Researcher
  • Philip Kilonzo, Action Aid 
  • Rachel Dinda, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning
  • Esther Jael Amati, Groots Kenya

Please join us for a dynamic discuss on these issues on 23 April, 2019. Register to participate now.

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