This blog originally appeared on UNDP
16 Jun 2017 by Phemo Kgomotso, Regional Technical Specialist, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Would forced migration end, if people knew that they could survive and thrive in their homeland?
The recent World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held this past March in Washington D.C., provided a unique opportunity to reflect on collective land tenure reforms not only from a research point of view, but also from that of governments.
By Chris Jochnick, President and CEO of Landesa
The development community has experienced various “revolutions” over the years – from microfinance to women’s rights, from the green revolution to sustainable development. Each of these awakenings has improved our understanding of the challenges we face; each has transformed the development landscape, mostly for the better.
Whereas the property rights of poor people were previously seen as a call for social justice, today land rights are understood to also be at the nexus of the economic, environmental, political and social order.
Date: 08 décembre 2016
Après une première annonce en juillet dernier, la Socfin a enfin publié hier une politique qui l’engage sur le chemin du “Zéro Déforestation”. Si l’entreprise matérialise les engagements pris dans sa nouvelle politique, des dizaines de milliers d’hectares de forêts tropicales détenus par l’entreprise pourraient ainsi échapper à la destruction.
By Mary Jane Ncube, Farai Shone Mutondoro and Manase Chiweshe
As political parties gear up for the 2018 national elections in Zimbabwe, urban land appears to be emerging as an important campaigning tool for ruling party Zanu PF.
Amid recent mass public protests against corruption, economic decline and an import ban on basic commodities, young people who showed loyalty to the party werepromised land.