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Local community is a traditional collectivity with a range of powers covering a certain geographical area and an autonomous management structure.

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Demolitions in Nokwane by Lombcebo Dlamini
26 August 2020
Eswatini

Mbabane: The Human Rights and Governance Consortium under CANGO has called for the amendment of the laws governing the land tenure system to confer security of land ownership and protect communities from unlawful evictions.

This follows the recent evictions which took place at Mangwaneni in Mbabane on August 24, 2020.

The bold plan to save Africa's largest forest_by Peter Yeung
8 January 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congo Basin contains the world's second-largest rainforest, crucial for regulating the world's climate. Inside it, a plan to halt the forest's decline is bearing fruit.


With a gentle tug of his left hand, Patrick Wasa-Nziabo eases dozens of kernels from a sun-dried cob and into a large plastic bucket brimming with lemon-yellow corn at his bare feet.

Session Summaries: Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021
1 June 2021
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

Vietnamese Mother, Son Draw Eight-Year Prison Terms for Land-Rights Activism
17 May 2021
Vietnam

A court in northern Vietnam’s Hoa Binh province on Wednesday sentenced land-rights activist Can Thi Theu and her son Trinh Ba Tu to eight years in prison each for posting online articles and livestream videos criticizing the government for its handling of a deadly land-rights clash last year.

Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator
12 May 2021
Global

Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator (RLBI) 2.0 Provides Expanded Access to Resources and Information on Land Investments

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERTHARDING, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
11 May 2021
Africa
Namibia

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.

Banner image of an artisanal palm oil production in Yalifombo village © Oskar Epelde courtesy of Oak
11 May 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • A new report from the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, reveals that several well-known pension funds, trusts and endowments are invested in a group of oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo accused of environmental and human rights abuses.
Eloy Terena, legal coordinator of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). Image cou
11 May 2021
Global
  • A letter signed by Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders from the Amazon, West Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere blasts BlackRock for failing to hold companies in its investment portfolio accountable for deforestation and land grabs.
Rare win
3 May 2021
Nepal

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged to address gaps in the implementation of a power project in Nepal, handing a rare victory to indigenous groups and local communities who had raised concerns about being uprooted from their land.

Mali rural population
22 March 2021
Mali

LAND-at-scale is a land governance support programme for developing countries. A large part of the world’s population depends on having secure access to land for their incomes. LAND-at-scale aims to contribute to fair and sustainable tenure security, access to land and natural resources for all.



The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is seeking (an) organization(s) to implement the LAND-at-scale intervention in Mali.

Colombia farmer GPS
23 March 2021
Colombia

LAND-at-scale has started to work in Colombia on land formalization through a Fit for purpose approach in Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

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Dynamic, agile and effective, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is working to secure a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.

From the cotton fields of Uzbekistan to the coastal waters of West Africa, EJF is working in some of the world’s toughest and most remote countries to shine an international spotlight on the environmental and human rights abuses that too often go unnoticed.

 Núcleo Académico para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade - NADEC logo

NADEC é uma pessoa Colectiva de Direitos privados, Sem fins lucrativos, fundada e registrada em 02 de Outubro de 2006, por um grupo de estudantes universitários nacionais, e lançada publicamente aos 29 de Setembro de 2007. É constituída por 16 membros e tem como o Responsável Sr. Hipólito Lourenço Benfica na qualidade de Presidente da Organização. Visão: Uma Sociedade livre de Injustiça em que as comunidades participam activamente na luta contra a pobreza. Missão: Emponderar as comunidades para que participem consistentemente nos processos de desenvolvimento local.

Vision

An empowered, equitable, socially cohesive and economically prosperous society in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.

Mission

To improve the quality of life of local communities through social and economic development efforts.

Objectives

Foster inclusive and competent local institutions of the people that contribute effectively and sustainably to local development

Increase income and employment opportunities for local communities, particularly poor and vulnerable (including youth and women)

Agrisud International logo

Entreprendre contre la pauvreté


 


Nous tous, chez Agrisud, n’acceptons pas l’idée qu’aujourd’hui 1,4 milliards de personnes puissent vivre en situation de pauvreté, avec le plus souvent de grandes difficultés pour se nourrir quotidiennement.


Au Sud comme au Nord, nous savons que cette situation est due très souvent à l’exclusion économique, pour des raisons multiples, qui elle-même entraîne progressivement l’exclusion sociale.


The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) is a non-governmental Indigenous Peoples organisation in Guyana. It is primarily an advocacy organisation that seeks to promote and defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana. 

Membership of the APA is made up of Units throughout the country, currently amounting to close to eighty such units. The Association is led by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, thirteen regional representatives, a women’s representative and a youth representative. 

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APC is an international network of civil society organisations founded in 1990 dedicated to empowering and supporting people working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communications technologies (ICTs). 

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The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is the largest and oldest academic society dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Our society is international in scope and membership, with almost 900 members from 65 countries, with whom we seek to:


  1. Promote awareness to as broad an audience as possible of the importance of the tropics
  2. Improve communication and cooperation among tropical investigators, educators, environmental managers, and local communities

Belun was established in 2004 to prevent conflict and facilitate community capacity development in Timor-Leste. Belun’s work is grounded in the vision of a society that has the ability, creativity and criticalthinking to strengthen peace for development. Belun has grown to become one of the largest National nongovernment organisations in Timor-Leste and has engaged with over 100 non-government (NGO) and community-based organization (CBO) partners, .

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Bertha Foundation fights for a more just world. We support activists, storytellers, and lawyers who are working to bring about social and economic justice and human rights for all.

Créée en 1998, Brainforest est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale de droit gabonais qui travaille sur la problématique Forêt – Environnement dans une double perspective d’appui sur le terrain et de suivi des politiques.

Camoes

A política de cooperação para o desenvolvimento portuguesa, que constitui um dos pilares da política externa, tem como objetivo fundamental a erradicação da pobreza extrema e o desenvolvimento sustentável dos países parceiros devendo ser entendida como um investimento e não como uma despesa, como desenvolvimento e não como assistencialismo. Baseia-se num modelo de gestão descentralizado e é enquadrada pelo Conceito Estratégico da Cooperação Portuguesa, 2014-2020.

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Caritas Cambodia is an official social development arm of the Catholic Church in Cambodia. It has been built on the values of Love, Concern, Justice, Peace Unity, Sharing and brotherhood. It draws inspiration from the Gospel and aims at integral development of people irrespective of race and creed. Hence the objectives of Caritas Cambodia specifically include the following:

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