Additional LAND-at-scale activities in Chad for improved and inclusive land governance | Land Portal
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Based on previous and ongoing interventions by Oxfam Intermon, Oxfam Novib, Kadaster International and FAO, this new project combines the lessons learned in a holistic approach. This unique model applies an understanding of the social structures, roles and rights of land governance and land tenure systems in Chad to develop and test, in a participatory way, methods to secure land rights in two pilot areas. It uses existing and consolidated partnership with government, to obtain solid institutional anchoring and to directly inform the ongoing land reform in Chad. The consortium partners offer a unique combination of disciplinary perspectives and social, technical, and institutional grounded experience on land governance in Chad, at both national and local level and a consolidated partnership with key stakeholders (Government, Civil Society, research and traditional authorities) concerned by land rights that can be found in Chad nowadays. One of the pilot areas in which this approach will be tested is one in which a  Hydro-agro-Pastoral Development Project (partially financed by the Netherlands government) is taking place. 

The overall goal of the project is to contribut to land and natural resources that are equitably governed with secure land rights and tenure for all, particularly the vulnerable groups, to contribute to food and nutritional security, social cohesion, sustainable livelihood, ecosystem, and socio-economic development in Chad.

Specific objectives are set out in four intervention strategies: 

1) Raising awareness on legal and regulatory framework, increasing understanding of land tenure social systems, and roles of actors in land governance. Sensitizing local institutions and actors on the relevance of inclusive land governance, with respect of tenure rights of women, youth, and vulnerable groups in both statutory and customary systems (two field-testing areas and on national level).

2) Gender and conflict sensitive institutional and technical capacity building of key players in land governance and land administration at local level (two field-testing areas).

3) Developing and testing locally adapted socio-technical innovative methods towards securing land rights and land conflict management. Obtaining legal recognition and formalization of land rights (two pilot areas)

4) Informing land reform process, and improving regulatory framework thanks to capitalization, monitoring and animation of policy debate on the results of the field-testing (national level).

The proposed implementation strategy will bring together approaches of individual consortium partners and their national partners, into a unique model to address land tenure crisis in Chad. It will build on a wealth of experience and expertise, existing engagement and trust built with numerous and diverse national and local actors, on learning from past and ongoing initiatives, in particular the Land-at-Scale interventions in Chad, as well as learnings from experience abroad.


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The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds LAND-at-scale. This project in Chad is funded for 2,3 million Euros. The project is commencing in Q1 of 2024. To stay updated on this LAND-at-scale project and others, please sign up(link is external) for our quarterly newsletter.



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