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Planned resettlement site in Baidoa
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Karel Boers
Marta Cavallaro
Federica Acquaviva
Aoife Ossendorp
Somalia

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, IOM explored how climate plays a role in the UN-led Saameynta Joint Programme in Somalia. In this context, climate change is increasingly recognized as a multiplier of insecurity and fragility, where climate-related sudden and slow-onset disasters are driving people to leave their land and migrate. While migrating allows people to find alternative livelihoods and enhance their climate resilience, it can also be associated with instances of maladaptation to climate change. As such, this case highlights durable solutions in climate-driven urban sprawl in Baidoa.  

Reflections on land rights from Aspen Seminar
13 February 2024
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Global

What I learned about land rights from people who don't work in land rights

Land administration in isolated, rural areas of Colombia
7 February 2024
Authors: 
Nicholas Parkinson
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia

The USAID-funded Land for Prosperity Activity  is developing capacity in land administration across all levels of government to strengthen land rights in underfunded municipalities across Colombia.

women land rights campaign chad
9 October 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Chad

Chad is at the verge of an emerging land tenure crisis. As observed in many countries in Africa, formal and customary tenure systems overlap. Customary tenure systems, that generally prevail in rural areas, differ from region to region, with each its own needs and practices. Land conflicts are abundant, caused by degradation and transformation of land surfaces caused by climate change, as well as land investments by domestic investors with disputed legitimacy. Women, particularly, struggle in practice to obtain the same rights to land as men, even though country’s constitution enshrines gender equality.

So much has changed since I became a gender and land champion
29 September 2023
Africa
Tanzania
Global

Traditional Maasai leader Milya shares how confident he has become in defending women's land rights after training as a gender and land champion.

Unknowing abuse
19 September 2023
Asia
Mongolia
Global

Tuya describes her decision to take action on GBV in her Mongolian herding community after becoming a gender and land champion.

6 March 2023
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Africa

Report from session during KPSRL annual conference exploring how land registration might impact relations between local governments and the populations they are expected to serve.

land at scale burkina faso
15 July 2022
Authors: 
Lisette Meij
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a long history of land interventions aiming to achieve tenure security at the local level. The “Observatoire National du Foncier au Burkina-Faso” (ONF-BF) is one of the key players in the country working on mapping land rights within communities at commune-level. How does ONF-BF address the challenge of not only attaining tenure security through mapping, but ensuring these tenure rights last over time?

21 June 2022
Authors: 
Kamiji Malasha
Africa
Zambia

Overcoming Land Disputes by Fostering Relationships in Communities: Experiences from Zambia’s Systematic Land Titling Program

Written by Dimuna Phiri and Kamiji Malasha

Unresolved disputes and disorder, can be addressed through the judicial system. However, the process is expensive, slow, unscalable, and does not focus on reconciling individuals, families and communities. Through the lens of beneficiaries, this article reveals the importance of alternative dispute resolution in land reforms, particularly adjudication committees.

Foto: Alenice Baeta
1 February 2022
Authors: 
Gilvander Moreira
South America
Brazil

Abraço ao Cemitério do Povo Negro escravizado, em Santa Luzia, MG. Foto: Alenice Baeta