Network



LandNet is an Africa-wide network that brings together policy makers, academics and civil society (on a round table) to work on land related issues. These issues are especially related to land reform and land policy implementation, including land dispute management and mitigation. The Rwanda Chapter of LandNet Africa was officially launched on 21st September 2000.



LandNet Rwanda Chapter is the first and the only network in Rwanda that deals with land issues. It is therefore viewed by various actors as a major opportunity in Rwanda in strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage in policy issues, as the best way towards sustainable development.

Mission

The mission of LandNet Rwanda Chapter is: “to contribute to equitable and sustainable land reform through inclusive actions and processes”.

Objectives

The goal of LandNet Rwanda Chapter is to build and strengthen the capacity of the Rwandan civil society to be able to engage and dialogue with Government, local leaders and donors on land policy and mainstreaming land issues in the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) of the Government of Rwanda.

 

LandNet Rwanda Resources

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November 2001
Rwanda

Paper for a LandNet RwandaRwanda workshop. Contains a conceptual framework on land and poverty; land attributes and the seeds of poverty including tenure issues; critical challenges to policy makers. Includes a descriptive summary of land problems from a recent university survey. Argues that land policies are fragile when mechanistically determined from the top, and need to involve the people in arbitration of disputes. Concludes that there can be no answer to poverty that does not take account of land.

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