In December 2009, Kenya adopted a new National Land Policy with the purpose of resolving the myriad of land tenure problems throughout the country. The policy calls for the recognition of customary community lands and land governance, addressing inequitable land distribution rooted in historical injustices, instituting a transparent and accountable system of land administration, and ensuring the effective protection of women’s rights to land and related resources, including the provision for joint spousal registration and documentation of land rights.
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Library Resourcenovembre, 2010Kenya
Library Resourceseptembre, 2010Ghana, Kenya, Afrique du Sud, Ouganda
In a groundbreaking symposium on women's access to land in Africa, with mostly researchers and institutional officials as attendees, the Huairou Commission delegation provided a unique community-based perspective. The Huairou Commission delegation of 12 grassroots women leaders from Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa participated in two important panels, "Promoting Security of Tenure and Land Rights for Women in Urban Areas" and "Grassroots Women's Practices on Land Access and Control".
Library Resourceoctobre, 2010Kenya
Kevin Doyle, the Team Leader for the USAID-funded Kenya SECURE project, has published an article in SWARA magazine providing background and context for SECURE. The article appears in the July-September 2010 issue of SWARA magazine, published by the East Africa Wild Life Society. Used with permission.
Library ResourceDocuments de politique et mémoiresoctobre, 2010Kenya
Kenya SECURE’s Team Leader, Kevin Doyle, presented at Kenya’s International Conference on Biodiversity, Land Use and Climate Change, held September 15-17, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. Sponsors of the conference included KWS, IUCN, UNEP, EAWLS, and many others.
Mr. Doyle’s presentation gave a brief overview of the Kenya SECURE Project and highlighted some of the key features of the new National Land Policy and the Constitution as they related to community land rights. He then gave a case study overview of the Boni people living in the Boni-Lungi forest.
Library Resourceoctobre, 2010République centrafricaine
The visit of five MPs to PRADD-supported mining villages of Sangha-Mbaere in the Central African Republic (CAR) from September 27 to 30, 2010 was a success beyond expectations.
Library Resourceoctobre, 2010Tadjikistan, Ouzbékistan
Ms. Fayzinisso Ashurova and her five children were unjustly evicted from their home after her husband passed away. The USAID Land Reform Project took Fayzinisso’s case to the Supreme Court, which decided in her favor.
In Tajikistan, as in many developing countries, a range of cultural, social, and political factors combined with a lack of awareness regarding legal issues prevent women from enjoying their rights to land and property, often subjecting them to unjust and sometimes fraudulent practices.
Library Resourceseptembre, 2010Kenya
With the posting of the Kenya PROMARA Chief of Party, Ian Deshmukh, in August 2010 the PROMARA project has officially begun. PROMARA is a two-year PRRGP project working with USAID/Kenya in the Mau Forest Complex towards the southwest of Kenya. PROMARA, or “for the Mara”, aims to enhance sustainable and equitable management of Kenya’s rich biodiverse resource areas, which are essential to the protection of the human environment and natural ecosystems.
Kenya PROMARA Project Gets Underway.
Library Resourceseptembre, 2010
Country profiles for 62 USAID presence countries have been drafted to provide information on key issues and constraints for land tenure security, legal framework and land administration, as well as summaries of tenure issues with freshwater, trees and forests and minerals for each country. Check back under the PRRG Products tab, Country Profiles for additional profiles.
Library Resourceaoût, 2010
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, the Communicator Awards receives over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
PRADD Diamonds, Development and Property Rights Video Wins Award of Excellence!
Library Resourcejuillet, 2010Libéria
PRRGP chief of party Mark Freudenberger and land tenure specialist Kent Elbow carried out a scoping mission to Liberia from March 27-April 10, 2010 which led to the decision to open up a new PRADD program in Liberia. The new chief of party, Bocar Thiam, and administration and finance director, Robert Merritt, are setting up the new project headquartered in Monrovia. Work plans are being developed in close collaboration with the Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy in preparation for the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding.
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