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customary land rights

Customary land rights refer to the enjoyment of some use of land that arises through customary, unwritten practice rather than through written codified law.

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Land corruption in Africa
Reports & Research
September 2019
Africa
Kenya
Uganda
Zambia
Ghana

From July 17 to August 7, 2019, the Land Portal Foundation, the African Land Policy Center, GIZ and Transparency International Chapters in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda co-facilitated the dialogue Land Corruption in Africa addressing the role of traditional leaders in customary land administration, forced evictions as a form of land corruption and its Impact on women’s land rights and an analysis of

GIZ (2019) Training manual for land governance practitioners in Teso Uganda
Training Resources & Tools
August 2019
Africa
Uganda

The need to strengthen the capacity of CSOs, DLOs, ICU and partners working on land governance in Teso has become obvious if harmonisation of the customary and formal land management systems is to be realised. This is expected to enable a coordinated and systematic approach with one voice.

Catalyzing the Land Data Ecosystem
Conference Papers & Reports
July 2019
Africa
Eastern Africa
Kenya
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda

There is no doubt that the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be more inclusive and open.

Webinar Report: Land in Post-Conflict Settings
Reports & Research
June 2019
Uganda
Myanmar
Global

Post-war societies not only have to deal with continuing unpeaceful relations but also land-related conflict legacies, farmland and forest degradation, heavily exploited natural resources, land mines, a destroyed infrastructure, as well as returning refugees and ex-combatants.

Challenges and Opportunities of Community Land Dispensation in Kenya
Reports & Research
May 2019
Kenya

The Community Land Act of 2016 provides a legal basis for protection, recognition and registration of community lands andhas provisions for management and administration of the land by the communities themselves. However, implementation of the act has been slower than anticipated. This is despite the current  heightened investment interests in community lands for mega development projects.

Forest Rights and Governance in India
Reports & Research
March 2019
India

The webinar on the Forest Rights and Governance in India took place on 30 January, 2018. The webinar discussed why has there been variation in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act and identified institutional bottlenecks to upscaling its implementation, as well as lessons learned from existing best practices.

Customary Land Recognition in Zambia
Reports & Research
December 2018
Zambia

From January 15 to February 6, 2018, the USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change Program and Land Portal Foundation co-facilitated a dialogue on experiences of documenting household and community-level customary rights in Zambia.

Strengthening Land Tenure in Informal Settings: A Fit-For-Purpose Approach
Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Kenya
Tanzania
Myanmar
India
Nepal
Global

A functioning land administration sector is the foundation for economic growth. Unfortunately, effective land registry and cadastral systems with national coverage exist in only a fraction of the world’s countries.

Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Serbia
Nepal
Morocco
Guatemala
Philippines
Uganda
Albania
Oman
Peru
Azerbaijan
Indonesia
Zimbabwe
Colombia
Cambodia
Congo
Argentina
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
China
Mexico
Kenya

Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition.

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