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  1. Library Resource

    Enjeux, défis et perspectives analysés à partir du cadre juridique national, des pratiques et de la perception des acteurs

    Reports & Research
    May, 2022
    Cameroon

    Depuis les années 1980, les efforts de conservation dans les pays en développement ont tenté de concilier les objectifs de la biologie de conservation et le développement social. Les approches sont multiples. Cependant la conservation intégrée construite autour des aires protégées reste le modèle le plus soutenu par les politiques et les stratégies des pays (Busquet, 2006 ; Clarke, 2019).

  2. Library Resource
    July, 2021
    Zambia

    For many decades communities in West and Central Africa have been facing industrial oil palm plantations encroaching onto their community land. With the false promise of bringing ‘developmentand jobs;corporations;backed up by the support of the governments;have been granted millions of hectares of land under concessions for industrial oil palm plantations. The results of this expansion have been disastrous for communities living in and around these industrial plantations and in particular for women.

  3. Library Resource
    July, 2021
    Ethiopia

    Secure land tenure is key to eradicating poverty;increasing agricultural investment and ensuring food security;and is an essential element of climate action and climate resilience. Yet women have far weaker rights to land than men. These disadvantages exist broadly and with few exceptions globally and are especially limiting to the well-being of women and their families in rural areas;where land is the basis for livelihood;identity;social standing and social security.

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2021
    Uganda

    An educational resource that debunks myths used for privatizing land around the world while providing facts on how customary tenure systems are critical to protecting livelihoods and ensuring sustainable development for the people and the planet.

  5. Library Resource
    September, 2021
    Uganda

    Describes how community-level dialogues uprooted harmful gender norms that hinder women’s rights to land. Showed that shifting harmful gender norms at the community level is crucial in supporting women to access land rights. Customary leaders like indunas and village headpersons are a key entry point for that shift. Change can be slow. But spaces for dialogue;critical reflection and support for action-planning enabled the indunas to not only change their own beliefs;but also begin to see their role and their communities in a different light.

  6. Library Resource
    September, 2021
    Sierra Leone

    Despite a recent transparency law and participation in transparency initiatives;Cameroon’s investment environment remains plagued by poor transparency.

  7. Library Resource
    September, 2021
    Zambia

    With the pandemic striking higher in Uganda;poor families continue to be forced off their land by their government and investors despite several directives halting evictions during the COVID period. Cites a number of examples. In the latest looming evictions;the Uganda government is evicting more than 35,000 artisanal miners in the Kisita mines in Kassanda district.

  8. Library Resource
    October, 2021
    Uganda

    Gives details of how villagers in Chilonga in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province are being kicked off their land;paving the way for growing lucerne grass as stockfeed. Cites some individual case histories;government support to the giant dairy company Dendairy and attempts to resist the evictions.

  9. Library Resource
    November, 2021
    Congo

    The restitution of ancestral land rights in Namibia has  divided opinions since independence. Some argue it is a fitting process in dealing with colonial era land dispossessions;others are concerned about the complexity of implementing this kind of restitution. At independence;the Namibian government adopted the viewpoint of the latter group;arguing that the restitution of ancestral land rights is not possible because of historical complexities in establishing land occupancy by indigenous people at the time of Namibia’s colonisation.

  10. Library Resource

    Our Land is Our Life: Policy Brief

    December, 2021
    Sierra Leone

    Includes an interview with Amanda Massaquoi;member of the Informal Alliance Against Industrial Oil Palm Plantations in West and Central Africa;who is supporting women in Sierra Leone who are opposing the oil palm plantations model. In practice women are not included in decision-making on land and there is a prevalent violence towards women from within communities. Attempts to synchronize all land laws have not been successful.

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