The importance of land manifests in various components of the everyday lives of people insocieties: cultural heritage, livelihood, the environment, economy, and community, among manyothers. Land is a factor of development. It is the most influential determinant of developmentbecause women, youths, and men (and households) depend on it for their livelihoods and formaintaining their living conditions in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas. However, in most cases,women and youth remain excluded from efforts towards securing land rights or the benefits that emanate from the use of land.
This challenge persists due to a broad knowledge gap that exists on the land–women–youth–policy nexus of land management study and practice.The articles in this book explore lessons on the application of land tools (as promising solutions)for improving the living conditions of all, including women and youths.
Collectively, the articles build a knowledge base for understanding the challenges that women and youths face (and possiblestrategies to resolve these challenges) in their quest to access, use, and secure land resources.It also presents various methods (tools and approaches) for tackling land administration and management challenges.This book reflects a broad research agenda in the field of land management and administration(including land governance and policy). It is a compendium of lessons on issues concerning women,youths, and tools in the context of land as a sustainable factor of development. It documents theconcepts being designed, the impacts being experienced, and the progress being made in identifyingsuitable pathways for tackling the challenges faced by women and youths in relation to land andnatural resources. Some of the studies presented in this book are adaptable to improving land-related problems in uncertain environments, such as situations that are encountered during the COVID-19or coronavirus pandemic.
The content of the book enriches the knowledge base for understanding essential changes thatare required for the empowerment of women and youths, as well as in the development of techniquesnecessary for delivering women-and-youth-responsive outcomes. The wealth of insights into how tofacilitate the implementation of methods needed for positive impacts in the land sector is a strengthof this book. Contemporary scholars are encouraged to read the collection of articles in the book, asit will afford them free access to land governance information in their ongoing and future research
Authors and Publishers
Chigbu, Uchendu Eugene
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.