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customary land rights

Customary land rights refer to the enjoyment of some use of land that arises through customary, unwritten practice rather than through written codified law.

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Challenges and Opportunities of Community Land Dispensation in Kenya
Reports & Research
May 2019
Kenya

The Community Land Act of 2016 provides a legal basis for protection, recognition and registration of community lands andhas provisions for management and administration of the land by the communities themselves. However, implementation of the act has been slower than anticipated. This is despite the current  heightened investment interests in community lands for mega development projects.

Forest Rights and Governance in India
Reports & Research
March 2019
India

The webinar on the Forest Rights and Governance in India took place on 30 January, 2018. The webinar discussed why has there been variation in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act and identified institutional bottlenecks to upscaling its implementation, as well as lessons learned from existing best practices.

FAO
Reports & Research
January 2019
Africa
Niger

Ce guide en image est le fruit des deux ateliers de Renforcement des capacités des Comités régionaux de transhumance qui ont réuni 110 participants (pasteurs/éleveurs, les gouvernorats, les conseils régionaux, les préfets, les maires, les chefs traditionnels, les services techniques régionaux et départementaux, les organisations de la société civile, ainsi que les représentants de projets et le

Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
Journal Articles & Books
January 2019
Egypt

The paper seeks to assess the impact of access to the land of Egypt on urban development in an attempt to identify policies and laws that can be categorized as a catalyst in urban conflict A systematicreview of Data on land tenure environment of Egypt land access land governance and tenure security the actors involved in these processes their roles the land tenure related challenges they face a

ISA
Journal Articles & Books
January 2019
South America
Brazil

A Amazônia brasileira é a região do planeta com maior número de comunidades nativas classificadas como isoladas. No Brasil de hoje, como nos demais países da região amazônica, assiste-se a uma proliferação crescente de relatos e imagens que dão notícia de povos indígenas em situação de isolamento.

Customary Land Recognition in Zambia
Reports & Research
December 2018
Zambia

From January 15 to February 6, 2018, the USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change Program and Land Portal Foundation co-facilitated a dialogue on experiences of documenting household and community-level customary rights in Zambia.

Strengthening Land Tenure in Informal Settings: A Fit-For-Purpose Approach
Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Kenya
Tanzania
Myanmar
India
Nepal
Global

A functioning land administration sector is the foundation for economic growth. Unfortunately, effective land registry and cadastral systems with national coverage exist in only a fraction of the world’s countries.

Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Serbia
Nepal
Morocco
Guatemala
Philippines
Uganda
Albania
Oman
Peru
Azerbaijan
Indonesia
Zimbabwe
Colombia
Cambodia
Congo
Argentina
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
China
Mexico
Kenya

Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition.

Conflits fonciers et problématique de développement rural dans la sous
Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Chad

Located in the Guéra region in central Chad, the Mongo Sub-Prefecture is the scene of recurring conflicts related to the occupation and exploitation of the land. While the phenomenon is neither new nor specific to this part of the country, the scale it has taken in recent years makes it a worrying subject.

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