For the past few decades, efforts to strengthen women’s land rights in many sub-Saharan African countries have primarily focused on a single approach: systematic registration through individual/joint certification or titling. While registration — individually or with a spouse — may support tenure security in specific contexts, the sheer complexity of land governance practices and tenure arrangements across the continent (both formal and customary) often render an emphasis on systematic titling inadequate.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2021Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2020Cameroon
Land in Cameroon is under growing pressure for many reasons — powerful commercial interests, changing climate conditions and shifting demographic flows including mass migration and increasing population density. The rights of rural communities and indigenous people to access and use land for farming and grazing have been eroded — primarily due to failure to recognise customary land tenure rights, land use conflicts and lack of effective local governance. The country’s land legislation is indeed outdated and not compatible with customary law and local realities.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Cameroon
In Cameroon, commercial and infrastructural developments are exerting increasing pressure on land and natural resources, which is in turn exacerbating the risks to the rights of indigenous peoples. Against this backdrop, the ongoing process of revising Cameroon’s land legislation provides an opportunity to secure aspects of indigenous peoples’ rights, as part of a wider effort to secure the land rights of local communities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2017Cameroon
This brief study has been produced by the partners of the CoNGOs consortium to share our different knowledge and experience, and to set out a joint understanding of the current state of play in relation to community forestry in Cameroon.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2018Cameroon
Cameroon is part of a global trend towards large-scale investments in infrastructure, agriculture, extractive industries, industrial facilities and real estate that are displacing many people. Deeming these projects in the public interest, governments often acquire land by expropriating locally-held land rights. But compulsory land acquisition has severe economic, social and cultural impacts for families and communities.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Cameroon
Cameroon’s current land law appears to have two conflicting objectives: to attract investors through large-scale land concessions while simultaneously protecting biodiversity, defending local people’s rights and promoting rural development. But the legislation governing large-scale land-based investments is outdated and sometimes incoherent. The land allocation process is investor driven and does not appropriately balance economic, social or environmental considerations.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2011South-Eastern Asia
How can REDD+ benefit from the lessons of community forestry?
The Forest Governance Learning Group brought together 12 experts from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UN-REDD Programme to discuss how community forestry strengths and shortcomings can influence the further development of REDD+. This booklet summarizes their responses to nine timely questions and provides recommendations for future steps.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1993Sri Lanka
ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:
benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;
the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.
Recommendations are made to provide better support for decision-makers at all levels. A summary of legislation, a list of agencies responsible for planning and land resources data and an extensive sourced bibliography are provided.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2019Global
According to recent reviews, the focus of DFID’s land governance work over the past decade has been primarily rural.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJuly, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon
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