Publication shows how addressing land issues can mitigate conflict;facilitate solutions to it;improve the likelihood that people can return to their homes after the violence is over;and contribute to peace overall. Draws on cases in nine countries in the Arab States;Africa and Latin America;with a range of conflict parties: farmers;herders;landlords;villagers;mining companies;host communities;displaced people;gangs;and various levels of government. The cases and analysis describe how various land-related approaches have been used throughout the conflict cycle;from conflict prevention through humanitarian assistance;recovery and development. While each conflict is different;the emphasis is on practical tools and methods that can be adapted to suit the situation. The African countries are: DR Congo (interventions to prevent evictions of subsistence farming communities);Somalia (land tenure agreements to protect internally displaced people in Baidoa from eviction);Sudan (intercommunal reconciliation of land disputes in Darfur);and South Sudan (migration dialogues to prevent conflict between host communities and pastoralists).
Authors and Publishers
UN-Habitat;IIRR & GLTN
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.
Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.
Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.