Namati

Community Land Protection

December 19, 2012

Manonkoh Village achieves partial victory with London Mining Company

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, Land & Natural Resources

Following two years of challenging negotiations, residents of Sierra Leone’s Manonkoh village have signed an MOU with the London Mining Company. The MOU calls for LMC to provide humanitarian assistance to the village as reparations for lost livelihoods due to flooding. Since July, Namati and the Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food have worked with the villagers to seek legal recourse.

July 25, 2012

Namati Partner, Silas Siakor, Honored with Environmental and Human Rights Activism Award

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources

Namati partner, Silas Siakor, was honored with the Alexander Soros Foundation’s Award for Extraordinary Achievement in in Environmental and Human Rights Activism.

July 1, 2012

Empowering Communities to Document and Protect Land Claims: A Potential Solution to the Global Land Grab?

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources

Community Land Protection Program Director, Rachael Knight, argues in TerraNullius that supporting community land documentation processes offers a potential solution to the global land grab.

June 28, 2012

Report Launch: Protecting Community Lands and Resources

by Abigail Moy in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

This report presents the results of a two year study on community land titling – a potential solution to the global land grab. The study uncovered an effective and cost-efficient process to help rural communities work together to document and protect their lands and natural resources. The report is produced by Namati, IDLO, SDI (Liberia), CTV (Mozambique), and LEMU (Uganda).

June 27, 2012

Uncommon Swing for Commons

by Namati in Community Land Protection

States in India are moving to strengthen the power of villages over their common lands, in response in part to a 2011 judgment from the Supreme Court. Here’s an article in Down to Earth, and a report from Foundation for Environmental Security. Safeguarding commons is a key priority of Namati’s community land
protection program.

June 14, 2012

A Letter to Rio+20: Sustainable Development Isn’t Possible Without Land Rights

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources

Namati CEO, Vivek Maru, and Rights and Resources Initiative Coordinator, Andy White, argue that community land rights and protection are crucial to sustainable development. As it stands now, these rights are ommitted from the Rio+20 Conference Resolution, putting billions of vulnerable people further at risk.

June 5, 2012

Comparing Developing Countries’ Legislation on Forest Tenure Rights

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

The Rights and Resources Initiative released a comprehensive report of Indigenous and community forest tenure rights. The report, issued for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, stresses that land rights are an effective tool for poverty eradication and development.

April 26, 2012

Roundtable Discussion: Community Land Rights

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources

On April 24th, 2012, Namati hosted a Roundtable Discussion on the critical challenges surrounding the protection of community land rights.

March 9, 2012

Women, Natural Resources, and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Connections

by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources

Community Land Protection Program Director, Rachael Knight, recently spoke at a United Nations panel focusing on the intersection of gender, natural resource management, and peacebuilding.

January 24, 2012

In Liberia, A Nobel Laureate’s Problem

by Rachael Knight in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources, Namati News

In an op-ed published in the New York Times, Namati’s Rachael Knight and Silas Siakor of the Sustainable Development Institute shed light on the land concession practices of the Johnson Sirleaf administration in Liberia.

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