Central African Republic, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, United States of America, Eastern Africa
Land & Gender
An increasing number of African States are recognizing customary land tenure. Yet, there is a lack of research on how community rights are recognized in legal and policy frameworks, how they are implemented in practice, and how to include marginalized groups. In 2018–2019, we engaged in collaborative exploratory research on governing natural resources for food sovereignty with social movement networks, human rights lawyers and academics in West and East Africa.
This illustrated guide provides a very basic overview of what local authorities and communities should be aware of if a mining project is planned on or near their territory. It includes infirmation on:
● the law, human rights and actors’ roles and responsibilities
● Conflict and violence prevention and tools
● Addressing and minimising impacts on land ● What people can do if they have concerns.
This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.