Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.
The webinar, Women’s Land Rights Assessments in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, and Ghana, organized by Landesa, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30th, 2021, from 3 pm-4:30 East African Time, 8 am – 9:30 ET.
The webinar will present the findings of research conducted by the Women Land Rights Practitioner Network formed by Landesa’s visiting professionals from Africa. The network, in Africa, has members from five countries — namely, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia and Ghana. This year, network members conducted case study research on specific predominant women’s land rights issue in their respectivecountry. Landesa supported the network members with a small fund to undertake the research and is facilitating the webinar so that they can present their findings.
Moderated by Beth Roberts – Director, Center for Women’s Land Rights at Landesa
• Ms. Julie Weah – WLR Practitioner Network, Liberia
• Mr. Tom Balemesa- WLR Practitioner Network, Uganda
• Ms. Jacqueline Ingutiah- WLR Practitioner Network, Kenya
• Ms. Scholastica Haule- WLR Practitioner Network, Tanzania