Innovative Customary Land Governance in Zambia: Experiences, Lessons Learned and Emerging Impacts | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Marzo 2020
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:17935
Pages: 
11
Copyright details: 
Copyright (c) 2020 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

In Zambia, security of tenure for communities residing under customary land tenure settings has in recent years increasingly come under threat owing to the pressures of high rate of urbanization, speculation, subdivision and conversion to state land, which effectively excludes marginal populations from accessing resources for their land. While customary land is a major resource for most Zambians, the inadequacy or total lack of documentation leads to tenure insecurity, making people susceptible to forced displacements, and frequent land disputes. This paper demonstrates the experiences, lessons learned and emerging impacts of securing land rights of the rural poor, women and vulnerable groups in the context of customary land governance in Zambia.  It further reiterates that tenure security empowers poor households, particularly women, and describes the participatory approaches adopted, and the use of fit for purpose land administration approaches.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

KATUNGULA, DAVID
People's Process on Housing & Poverty in Zambia
Danilo Antonio, UN-Habitat (Land and GLTN)
Hellen-Nyamweru Ndungu, UN-Habitat (Land and GLTN)
Moonga Chilanga, UN-Habitat Country Office

Publisher(s): 

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

Proveedor de datos

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

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