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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2018

    The forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach is a forward-looking and dynamic approach that strengthens landscape resilience while creating opportunities to optimise ecosystem goods and services to meet livelihood needs. The equitable and active involvement of all stakeholders in FLR decision making, goal setting and implementation is fundamental.

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    Reports & Research
    May, 2017
    Sierra Leone

    Since the onset of the phenomenon of large scale land acquisition for agri-business in Sierra Leone, after the first whistle was blown by Green Scenery, many studies have been conducted by various researchers, some to meet requirements for degree thesis, others for policy and development purposes. There is the fear in a school of thought opposed to large scale land acquisition that there is danger in corporate entities ascribing huge portions of land to themselves in the guise of investment and annihilating the actual land owners.

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    Differentiations in Women's Land Tenure
    Reports & Research
    January, 2019

    Most literature on land tenure in sub-Saharan Africa has presented women as a homogenous group. This study uses evidence from Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe to show that women have differentiated problems, needs, and statuses in their quest for land access and tenure security. It illustrates how women-to-women differences influence women’s access to land. By investigating differentiations in women’s land tenure in the three countries, the study identifies multiple and somewhat interlinked ways in which differentiations exist in women’s land tenure. It achieved some key outcomes.

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    Strengthening Statistics for Development
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2008

    The MLHUD Sector Strategic Plan for Statistics (SSPS) is a 5 year (2007/8 – 2011/12) plan which provides a framework for further reform and acceleration of statistical development in the sector statistical system. This Plan is intended to guide the development of an integrated, coordinated and coherent statistical system which ensures harmonized data production processes at all levels of administration. Although the Ministry is relatively new, it strives to obtain quality statistics.

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    Learning Modules
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2019

    These learning modules provide training material for Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ advocates on how to operationalise benefit-sharing and concluding benefit-sharing agreements. There are three modules covering these broad issues in relation to natural resources, traditional knowledge and farmers' rights.

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    Strengthening community understanding of free, prior and informed consent trainer’s manual
    Manuals & Guidelines
    April, 2014

    This trainer’s manual aims to help strengthen and build the capacity of community activists, community based organisations and educators to support communities to understand Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

    The objectives are: • to enable communities to demand meaningful participation in natural resource management decision-making;

    • to make sure that internal community decision-making processes include all members of the community;

    • to ensure that projects only go ahead if the consent of the affected community is given.

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    a note on methodology_ground truthing
    Manuals & Guidelines
    June, 2016

    This guide aims to help community organisers and paralegals to use the method of “ground-truthing” to collect information about operations that might be illegal, prohibited or causing harm. It is a useful tool to monitor the impacts of investments and the proper implementation of agreements and contracts.

    This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

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    Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s Handbook
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2020

    This handbook contains basic information needed by indigenous peoples to be able to exercise their right to FPIC in the face of mining activities affecting their communities. It can be used as a reference by indigenous communities and civil society organizations in understanding and raising awareness on extractive industries and FPIC.

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    Guide community led research
    Manuals & Guidelines
    November, 2011

    This guide has three individual booklets which together provide: concrete step-by-step guidance on how communities can lead their own research to determine their own development priorities, and respond to unwanted development projects; practical tips, tools, and activities on conducting community-led research; and inspiring stories from experienced community organizers around the world who have used community-led research to redefine development processes.

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    a guide for civil society
    Manuals & Guidelines
    July, 2011

    The guide consists of an overview of the gender relevant policy framework and initiatives at IFIs. It also contains a gender checklist which should help civil society organisations in determining whether gender considerations have been addressed during the preparation and implementation of IFI-financed projects and programmes. The checklist is divided into three parts:

    • broad gender considerations during the project/programme preparation, monitoring and evaluation stages,

    • gender issues that need to be addressed during the assessment of projects in particular sectors

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