FAO-ILC Project Facilitates Access to Land Governance Resources
The International Land Coalition and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have integrated information on land from their databases, accessible through the Land Portal. Information on land governance is a critical factor for ensuring secure and equitable access to land, especially in emerging economies.
Report Launch: Protecting Community Lands and Resources
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).
Uncommon Swing for Commons
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
A Letter to Rio+20: Sustainable Development Isn’t Possible Without Land Rights
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.
Comparing Developing Countries’ Legislation on Forest Tenure Rights
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.
Roundtable Discussion: Community Land Rights
On April 24th, 2012, Namati hosted a Roundtable Discussion on the critical challenges surrounding the protection of community land rights.
Legal Empowerment in the Philippines
The Asia Foundation contemplates the challenge of linking legal empowerment theory to better law and justice policy in formal and informal justice systems.
Women, Natural Resources, and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Connections
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.
In Liberia, A Nobel Laureate’s Problem
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.