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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2015
    Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Senegal, Zambia, Tanzania

    Rwanda has nearly 280,000 hectares of wetlands, almost 11% of the country’s total
    area.1 These wetlands provide critical habitats for wildlife and biodiversity, maintain
    important hydrologic processes that help to clean and protect ground and surface
    water, support a variety of local livelihoods and largely define Rwanda’s idyllic
    undulating topography.
    2 Despite their ecological and economic importance, Rwanda’s
    wetlands are being degraded and lost faster than any other ecosystem, with

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2015
    Rwanda

    This report presents the results of a small scale household survey that was conducted in May
    2015 to assess the extent to which rural Rwandan citizens are vulnerable or resilient to
    environmental, market and land tenure risks and the level they understand the laws and rights
    related to land. The report also compares the results of the survey with those from the baseline
    survey conducted in May 2014, and seeks to inform the LAND Project of its progress in
    achieving objectives entailed in the project’s results framework, namely:

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 1981
    Rwanda

    In a country with the highest population density of all Africa, and 95% of this population dependent on land, the question of land tenure is inevitably a vital issue. In Rwanda it is becoming even more crucial as marginal lands are cultivated, and competition for land, and thus a livelihood, increases. The currently prevailing land tenure systems in Rwanda vary from one area of the country to another, reflecting both differences in traditional customary laws, and the adoption, at varying degrees in different regions, of written law in place of customary law.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2015
    Rwanda

    Across equatorial and east Africa, climate change is affecting the frequency, intensity
    and variability of regional climate patterns.1 Changes in rainfall patterns, temperatures
    and storm intensity are having significant effects on national economies, regional
    infrastructure, land use and local livelihoods. These changes are forcing national and
    local governments to adjust and adapt how they plan, prepare and implement day to
    day operations today and larger visions for the future. The ability of governmental

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2015
    Rwanda

    This research, entitled "The Impact of Gendered Legal Rights to Land on the Prevalence and Nature of Intra- and Inter-Household Disputes" set out to interrogate the changing landscape of gendered land rights in Rwanda, and to examine the impact of the statutory changes introduced by laws governing land, inheritance, succession and matrimonial property passed between 1999 and 2013.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2015
    Rwanda

    Before 1999, land rights in Rwanda were governed by three regimes: customary
    (traditional) law, colonial laws still in effect, and laws enacted after independence. In each of
    these, men were privileged in ownership and control of land whereas women were excluded
    or had fewer rights.
    The 1999 Succession Law restructured and harmonized land ownership in Rwanda,
    superseding all prior legislation. A significant portion of these changes related to gender
    equality. Equal rights to umunani (umunani or ascending partition is an act accomplished by

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Rwanda

    Over the last decade, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has engaged in reforming the land sector through formulation and enactment of an enabling legal framework, establishment of land administration institutions, and land tenure regularization. In 2008, the GoR initiated the Land Tenure Regularization Program (LTRP) with two main objectives: (1) to ensure secure forms of land tenure for citizens and (2) to ensure efficient management and administration of land.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Rwanda

    Rwanda is developing at a remarkably rapid pace, and with that development has come a
    multitude of corresponding changes to the orientation and use of land throughout the country.
    In light of these changes, law n°18/2007 of 19/04/2007 relating to expropriation in the public
    interest was adopted to provide clear procedures for the government to follow in the taking of
    privately-owned land for other uses deemed to be in the public interest.
    This law provides procedures for notice to affected landowners, the determination of public

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Rwanda

    The world today faces a wide range of critically important issues, whose resolution require inter- national collaboration of various stakeholders. Environmental conservation and conflict resolution are such examples. Interestingly enough, these two issues have been until very recently conceptual- ized as separate problems, and coordinated resolution came to be pursued only recently. This paper attempts to connect these two critical agendas by using the case study of land issues in Rwanda in Africa.

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