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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2020
    Kenya

    The implementation of the Ogiek judgment is in the hearts and the spirits of the Ogiek people and the indigenous peoples globally. On 26 May 2017, we received the judgment at the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights (ACtHPR) in Arusha Tanzania, after a 12-year process that started in Kenyan courts and involved the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR), The Gambia, besides the Court.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2015
    Ethiopia

    Over the past six years, the Oakland Institute has been at the forefront of exposing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of foreign land grabs in Ethiopia.

  3. Library Resource
    Thematic Case Study 3

    Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa, Case Study 3

    Reports & Research
    March, 2020
    Malawi, Mozambique, Western Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone

    This paper is one of three thematic case studies resulting from a set of pilot projects undertaken jointly by civil society and private business partners from 2016–2019 in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These pilots sought to test how private companies could collaborate with civil society organisations and other stakeholders to implement responsible agribusiness investments that recognise and respect community land rights, and to develop innovative tools and approaches that could be adopted and implemented at greater scale.

  4. Library Resource
    Thematic Case Study 2: Approaches to land rights documentation and mapping to protect local people’s land rights in agricultural investment contexts

    Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa, Case Study 2

    Reports & Research
    March, 2020
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone

    This paper is one of three thematic case studies resulting from a set of pilot projects undertaken jointly by civil society and private business partners from 2016–2019 in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These pilots sought to test how private companies could collaborate with civil society organisations and other stakeholders to implement responsible agribusiness investments that recognise and respect community land rights, and to develop innovative tools and approaches that could be adopted and implemented at greater scale.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2014
    Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Eastern Africa

    The Chinyanja Triangle (CT) is an area inside the Zambezi
    River Basin, inhabited by Chinyanja-speaking people
    sharing a similar history, language and culture across
    the dryland systems of the eastern province of Zambia,
    southern and central regions of Malawi and Tete Province
    of Mozambique. Chiefs and Chiefdoms play a critical role
    in decision making and influencing social relationships. The
    Zambezi River, which originates in the Kalene Hills in Zambia
    is joined by ten big tributaries from six countries, and is

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2005
    Kenya

    This paper looks at issues of gender and tenure in African customary law. It argues that under all systems of law in many African countries, ownership of land and associated resources is very much anchored in patriarchy. It decries the failure to isolate positive aspects of customary law and the preponderance of women-unfriendly customary law which influences statutory and other forms of law. Part II of the paper provides the conceptual and theoretical premises of the paper. It looks at patriarchy, gender and law and their impact on tenure relations emphasising the male dominance.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Kenya

    There has been progress in terms of legislation of land ownership and women rights on the same subject in Kenya and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations are in the fore front promoting women land ownership. It is noted that women play an integral part in food production for their families however, land tenure system in the rural areas discriminates against women hence very few women own land.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Kenya

    This research paper evaluates land tenure and land registration process in Maua
    Location of Meru North district of Kenya. It comes at a time when Kenyans are
    pressurizing the government increasingly to issue title deeds not only at the Coast
    province but also all over the country (GoK -Ministry of Lands). Maua Location is of
    concern owing to the fact that the land registration process has been on going since
    1966. This is a long time (43 years) for the land registration process not to have been

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    This Thesis analyzed the effects of land tenure status on land productivity and sustainable
    livelihoods in the traditional pastoral areas in Narok District, and recommended policy
    guidelines to the government and other stakeholders. Land tenure status is a critical concern
    facing traditional pastoral areas in Kenya, especially in Narok District. It affects production
    activities and influences livelihoods. Rapid population growth, deferring individual
    preferences amongst the communities, the existing legal framework and inappropriate

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