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May 18, 2016

When Legal Empowerment Meets Community Mapping

by Marena Brinkhurst in

Namati and the Kenya Land Alliance test new tools for participatory community mapping in Tana River, Kenya.

March 15, 2016

An Empowering Exchange

by Michael Otto in Wirdan and a fellow learning exchange participant share a laugh

Wirdan Fauzi is a public interest lawyer with the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute. His job is to improve the lives of workers by building their understanding of their rights and advocating for changes to labor policies. But for Wirdan, it is much more than just a job, it’s a way to fulfill his personal goal of…

February 12, 2016

Rediscovering Community: The Dwesa-Cwebe Community, South Africa

by Wilmien Wicomb in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. By Wilmien Wicomb, Legal Resources Centre (LRC) The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is a public interest law firm based in South Africa. It uses the law as an…

February 12, 2016

Securing Collective Land Tenure for Hunter-Gatherers in Tanzania

by Marena Brinkhurst in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. By Edward Loure and Edward Lekaita, Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) The Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) has been working for over a decade to address the land…

February 11, 2016

The case of the Tanchara Community and Gold Mining

by Stephanie Booker in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. By Bern Guri and Dan Banuoku, Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) and Stephanie Booker (Natural Justice) The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD)…

February 11, 2016

Mapping and Cataloguing Community Resources in Ethiopia

by Marena Brinkhurst in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. By Mersha Yilma, MELCA-Ethiopia MELCA-Ethiopia is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 2005 under the initiative of lawyers, environmentalists, botanists, and other professionals concerned with the rapid degradation…

February 10, 2016

Supporting Diverse Communities to Respond to LAPSSET with One Voice

by Marena Brinkhurst in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. By Mohamed Athman and Hadija Ernst, Save Lamu Save Lamu is based in Mkomani ward within Lamu town, located in the Lamu Archipelago off Kenya’s north coast. Save…

February 8, 2016

Transforming Conservation for Locally-Driven Development in Namibia

by Marena Brinkhurst in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. By Fidi Alpers, IRDNC Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) works to support the Khwe San community in Bwabwata National Park (BNP), Namibia to protect their access…

February 8, 2016

Supporting Land Conflict Resolution in Northern Uganda

by Teresa Eilu in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. by Theresa Auma O. Eilu, Jeremy Akin and Palmer Hurst, LEMU The Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) aims to secure the land rights of vulnerable persons in…

February 4, 2016

Challenging State-Sanctioned Evictions & Diamond Mining in Zimbabwe

by Gilbert Makore in

The following case study is an extract from Protecting Community Lands and Resources in Africa, a book of case studies that highlights land rights advocates’ innovative community land protection efforts. BY GILBERT MAKORE, ZIMBABWE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION (ZELA) The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest law organization that works to promote improved…

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