This working paper summarises our understanding of a framework to support the scaling of participatory development in low-income urban neighbourhoods in the global South. The discussion addresses constraints that have previously been identified both in the academic literature and through social movements and support agencies seeking citizen inclusion. Our study demonstrates the importance of working with all key stakeholders, including organised communities, urban social movements, academics, professionals and City authorities.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2021South Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2021Zimbabwe
Pathway #1: Food insecurity and competition over access and use of natural resources
(I) The effects of the climate crisis can impact food, land, and water systems in various ways, reducing their production and productivity, increasing food insecurity and potentially lead to conflict because of the reduced opportunity costs of participating in violent acts.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2021Uganda, Philippines
Land use planning is rarely a neutral process. Stakeholders often use it to control access to, ownership
of and use of land. It is therefore essential to have a participatory tool (with constantly counterchecked processes) and flexible monitoring approaches to ensure sustainable land use and secure
land tenure. The Practical Guide presents a unique approach to simultaneously addressing land
use and tenure security challenges at the country level. The information and processes presented
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsFebruary, 2021Tunisia, Mauritania
This paper presents how the active use and contextualisation of the principles of the
Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and
Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) by national stakeholders in
Mauritania and Tunisia contributed to changing the approach to tackling tenure challenges
in the two member countries of the Maghreb Arab Union.
In Mauritania, we see how the model of establishing multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs)
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2021Papua New Guinea
Customary land is increasingly recognised as an important governance issue in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The aim of this paper is to identify challenges associated with land administration, land governance and land
dispute resolution in PNG as perceived by stakeholders; and to find potential strategies for promoting bankable
customary land titles. From the 2019 National Land Summit, a need for a new approach that is theoretically
better anchored in the current debate on bankable customary land leases has been identified. This paper builds
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2021Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Achieving tenure security, land and property rights in informal urban settlements remains one of the most persistent, intractable development challenges today. The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative launched by Cities Alliance aimed to address this challenge.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Africa
This independent evaluation by Emerald Network focuses on land rights, access and sustainable use, through an assessment of five companies: the Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever and Associated British Foods’ (ABF) subsidiary Illovo Sugar Africa. As a result of the Behind the Brands campaign, these companies have publicly recognized the risk of people being dispossessed of their land to make way for agricultural commodities and have pledged to respect the rights of women, communities and smallholder farmers.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2020Zimbabwe
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Sub-Saharan Africa
Nous n'héritons pas de la terre de nos parents, nous l'empruntons à nos enfants. Cette conception de la relation de l'homme à la terre est encore plus prégnante dans les traditions africaines où "la terre appartient à une grande famille, dont beaucoup de membres sont morts, quelques-uns sont vivants et dont le plus grand nombre est encore à naître". Le phénomène d'acquisition massive des terres a pris ces dernières années, une ampleur effrayante.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2018Mali
Augmenter l'utilisation des Directives volontaires pour la gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers (DVGF) parmi les organisations de la société civile et de base – Mali est une fiche d'information sur le pays qui fournit des informations sur le projet «Augmenter l'utilisation des DVGF parmi les OSC et les organisations de base», un aperçu général de la gouvernance des ressources naturelles dans le pays et des informations sur les activités entreprises dans le pays en collaboration avec les OSC locales et les organisations de base.
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