Walking with villagers: How Liberia’s Land Rights Policy was shaped from the grassroots | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Octubre 2014
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
mokoro:6048

In Liberia it is estimated that around half the country’s land mass has been promised to foreign companies and investors. From 2009-11 the Sustainable Development Institute and NAMATI embarked on an action research project to support rural communities to protect, document, and manage their customary lands and natural resources. Drawing from lessons learned in the field, they sought to bring the voices and realities from rural Liberia to influential policymakers. In 2012-3 they embarked on a policy advocacy campaign utilising a diverse set of tactics to influence Liberia’s newly proposed Land Rights Policy. The Policy, passed in 2013, is an historic and progressive document which recognises and guarantees customary land ownership to rural communities in an unprecedented way. Provides insights that may be of interest to practitioners in other countries engaging in land reforms.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Ali Kaba Gaurav Madan
Corporate Author(s): 

Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment

Namati is an international organization that tests the potential of legal empowerment through innovative interventions and research. Through our work, we seek a better understanding of the impacts of legal empowerment and the most effective mechanisms for achieving them. 

Publisher(s): 

Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment

Namati is an international organization that tests the potential of legal empowerment through innovative interventions and research. Through our work, we seek a better understanding of the impacts of legal empowerment and the most effective mechanisms for achieving them. 

Proveedor de datos

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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.

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