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Women and their babies wait patiently at a medical clinic in Mogadishu,
21 February 2024
Authors: 
Karel Boers
Rebecca Rosario Hallin
Somalia

The Saameynta Joint Programme is a project aimed at achieving durable solutions for internally displaced people in Somalia, which currently hosts 3.8 million IDPs. Land governance is at the center of this effort, understanding that tenure security is a fundamental piece of the puzzle to enable durable solutions.

Planned resettlement site in Baidoa
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Karel Boers
Aoife Ossendorp
Federica Acquaviva
Somalia

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, IOM explored how climate plays a role in the UN-led Saameynta Joint Programme in Somalia. In this context, climate change is increasingly recognized as a multiplier of insecurity and fragility, where climate-related sudden and slow-onset disasters are driving people to leave their land and migrate. While migrating allows people to find alternative livelihoods and enhance their climate resilience, it can also be associated with instances of maladaptation to climate change. As such, this case highlights durable solutions in climate-driven urban sprawl in Baidoa.  

Reflections on land rights from Aspen Seminar
13 February 2024
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Global

What I learned about land rights from people who don't work in land rights

Land administration in isolated, rural areas of Colombia
7 February 2024
Authors: 
Nicholas Parkinson
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia

The USAID-funded Land for Prosperity Activity  is developing capacity in land administration across all levels of government to strengthen land rights in underfunded municipalities across Colombia.

Ghana's Supreme Court rules on 40-year Land Dispute
14 December 2023
Authors: 
Mr. James Twumasi Appiah
Western Africa
Ghana

This article focuses on the critical importance of secure land tenure for both local and foreign investment, particularly in the Sub-Saharan African region, with Ghana as a case study. It emphasizes the positive impact of land tenure security on credit use, collateral value, efficient land transfer, reduced disputes, and increased productivity. Despite various challenges in Ghana's land sector, recent Supreme Court rulings on a generational land dispute involving the Numo Nmashie Family have far-reaching implications for land tenure security and investment in the country. The legal saga dates back to 1966 when the government acquired a significant land parcel, leading to a disputed Court of Appeal decision in 1982. The recent Supreme Court ruling overturned this decision, highlighting fraudulent information and directing the Lands Commission to rectify registrations. The consequences of this ruling are multifaceted and include tenure insecurity, tenancy transitions, legal obligations, the possibility of evictions or negotiations, financial obligations, investment caution, economic impact, legal challenges, disputes, community and social impact, and the potential need for government intervention and regulation. With emphasis on wide-ranging implications for existing tenants, residents, businesses, and the broader socio-economic landscape, the article underscores the need for careful consideration of legal and economic aspects in navigating the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling.

People listen to me now
13 October 2023
Africa
Tanzania
Global

Gender and land champion Rosa shares her pride in being able to help her pastoralist community resolve difficult land disputes.

women land rights campaign chad
9 October 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Chad

Chad is at the verge of an emerging land tenure crisis. As observed in many countries in Africa, formal and customary tenure systems overlap. Customary tenure systems, that generally prevail in rural areas, differ from region to region, with each its own needs and practices. Land conflicts are abundant, caused by degradation and transformation of land surfaces caused by climate change, as well as land investments by domestic investors with disputed legitimacy. Women, particularly, struggle in practice to obtain the same rights to land as men, even though country’s constitution enshrines gender equality.

So much has changed since I became a gender and land champion
29 September 2023
Africa
Tanzania
Global

Traditional Maasai leader Milya shares how confident he has become in defending women's land rights after training as a gender and land champion.

Unknowing abuse
19 September 2023
Asia
Mongolia
Global

Tuya describes her decision to take action on GBV in her Mongolian herding community after becoming a gender and land champion.

Mongolia needs fewer cows for better pastureland
5 September 2023
Asia
Mongolia
Global

Odgerel describes the changes he is making to tackle land degradation in his herding community since becoming a gender and land champion.

We now have the knowledge to control mining and save our livelihoods
31 August 2023
Asia
Mongolia
Global

P. Purevdolgor describes the impact of becoming a gender and land champion in her Mongolian herding community.

6 March 2023
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Africa

Report from session during KPSRL annual conference exploring how land registration might impact relations between local governments and the populations they are expected to serve.

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APqc

Em meados dos 70, pesquisadores científicos dos institutos de pesquisa ligados ás secretarias de Estado da Agricultura, Méio Ambiente e Saúde reuniram-se no auditório do Instituto Biológico, em São Paulo, com o objetivo de fundar a sua Associação de classe. Após inúmeros encontros, em 2 de Agosto de 1977 foi criada a Associação de Pesquisadores Científicos do Estado de São Paulo (APqc), tendo como objetivos a divulgação, o fortalecimento e a defesa dos institutos públicos de pesquisa paulistas, das atividades de pesquisa e de pesquisadores científicos ativos e inativos. 

CNPQ

O CNPq foi criado pela Lei nº 1.310, de 15 de janeiro de 1951, com a denominação de Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas. Na ocasião, o art. 1º, §1º dessa lei atribuiu ao conselho personalidade jurídica própria e o subordinou diretamente à Presidência da República. Posteriormente, a Lei nº 6.129, de 6 de novembro de 1974 transformou o Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas no atual Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico e reformulou sua configuração jurídica, atribuindo-o personalidade jurídica de direito privado, sob a forma de fundação.

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South Africa-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.


The principles underpinning ACCORD’s operations are the very ideals for which humanity has striven for centuries – peaceful resolution of conflict, human rights, and good governance.

— Nelson Mandela


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Anuário Antropológico (Anuário Antropológico)

Anuário Antropológico é uma revista semestral do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social da Universidade de Brasília (PPGAS/UnB). Publica artigos originais, ensaios bibliográficos, resenhas, críticas e outros textos de natureza acadêmica que apresentem pesquisas empíricas de qualidade, diálogos teóricos relevantes e perspectivas analíticas diversas. A Revista publica textos em português, inglês, espanhol ou francês.Os artigos selecionados pela comissão editorial são submetidos a pareceristas externos em regime de anonimato.

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) is a collective of relatives of victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Kashmir. Disappearances often end in extra-judicial killings or death by torture. The APDP was formed in 1994 to organize efforts to seek justice and get information on the whereabouts of missing family members. It presently consists of family members of about one thousand victims. APDP actively campaigns for an end to the practice and international crime of involuntary and enforced disappearances at local, national and international platforms.

ADC services respond to the needs of business and the community for confidence in the efficient resolution of disputes through best-practice ADR

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ASF serves the most vulnerable people waiting for justice


ASF intervenes in countries where human rights are not respected, where political violence and armed conflict reign, and where legal rules are flouted.  Justice in those countries, too often arbitrary, does not guarantee the security of the population.  Conflicts are not satisfactorily resolved before the local courts.  People whose rights have been abused tend to resort to vigilante justice, which evolves into the law of the strongest or richest, and contributes to a climate of violence.

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A global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty
 
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We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security.

Carta Internacional

A Carta Internacional é uma revista da Associação Brasileira de Relações Internacionais, dedicada à publicação de trabalhos científicos da área.

Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR.asia) is a regional analytical, informational and educational platform for Central Asia. Its mission is to develop expert and journalistic analytics, provide training on new media, and provide analytical support for broad social processes in the countries of the region.

This mission is implemented through the following areas:

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