The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the tenure security agenda forward. Recognizing this, the Global Land Tool Network has partnered with UN-Habitat to develop youth responsive land tools through the Youth-led Action Research on Land program. Five action research projects will be undertaken by youth organizations in Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Yemen and Zimbabwe. Each focuses on the engagement of youth in land decision making, the needs of youth relating to land, and the development of tools that will support pro-poor, pro-youth good land governance. The projects will help advance the development of youth-inclusive and participatory approaches to land governance, by identifying youth as both a target group for tenure security as well as important drivers of change in the land sector.
Authors and Publishers
Kate Fairlie, Toril Iren Pedersen, Douglas Ragan, Priscilla Li Ying
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.
Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future.