Achieving tenure security, land and property rights in informal urban settlements remains one of the most persistent, intractable development challenges today. The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative launched by Cities Alliance aimed to address this challenge.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2021Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2021Southern Africa
Report from the online discussion held on the Land Portal between 28 June and 9 July 2021.
The online discussion explored the different pespectives around customary law and institutions in Southern Africa and the roles they play in governing land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksPeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2020South Africa
Tenure governance is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that requires cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, gathering the resources, information and expert skills of a variety of actors while exploring innovative, polycentric multi-stakeholder governance arrangements to address collective action challenges. To do this, multi-stakeholder partnerships are formed where public and private partners pool their resources and competencies to address mutual goals more effectively.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2021Namibia
The VGGT Popular Version for Communal Land Administration was developed to support the Parliament of Namibia in delivering training to traditional authorities and regional institutions to enhance their capacity to administer communal land within their jurisdictions. This was carried out in line with the Communal Land Reform Act, Act 5 of 2002 and the resolutions of the 2nd National Land Conference. The Popular Version outlines 14 pertinent land governance issues in Namibia’s communal areas.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationApril, 2021South Africa, Brazil, Philippines
The battle for land reform is a persistent and intensifying dimension of politics and social life in the Global South where people are struggling to escape the claws of colonialism and capitalism. Here, the violent history of being stripped of the land and forced to sell labor power has left a legacy of enormous destruction both to the land and to society. Various movements are rising up to resist this injustice by advocating for the transformation of the relationship that people have with the land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Eswatini
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2021Namibia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Botswana
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2020Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
This initiative's goal was to develop and disseminate innovative tools and approaches to strengthen tenure security in target communities using low-cost and gender-sensitive technologies. IFAD and UN-Habitat worked together to improve knowledge management and to build the capacity of IFAD staff and partners working on IFAD-supported projects and programmes.
It was funded by a grant built on the achievements of the Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security Learning Initiative for East and Southern Africa - Phase 1, which was implemented by UN-Habitat between 2011 and 2013.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Lesotho
This document is a chapter in a larger report commissioned by UN habitat to review the laws and land tenure of Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. The report provides a brief historical background, snapshots of how the government and legal systems operate, reviews land tenure, the various types of land in the country and the relevant constitutional provisions laws and policies. The chapter also examines housing rights and accessibility of services.
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