Mailo tenure is the most legislated form of tenure in Uganda, having its origins in the 1900 Buganda Agreement. Reforms over the years have seen the evolution of this tenure that is essentially freehold in nature, albeit with its local characteristics arising out of an unresolved tenant question. This status quo was reinstated in the 1995 Constitution, the Land Act and its subsequent amendments. Whereas it is expected that reforms introduced by the Constitution and Land Act would suffice in stabilizing Mailo tenure, this has not happened in practice.
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Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsFebruary, 2018Africa, Uganda
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsNovember, 2017Global
ActionAid International has been working over the last few years with women and rural communities to challenge commercialization of land, which leads to loss of their rights to land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsDecember, 2008
The operations policy on Development Policy Lending (DPL), approved by the Board in August 2004, requires that the Bank systematically analyze whether specific country policies supported by an operation are likely to have "significant effects" on the country's environment, forests, and other natural resources. The implicit objective behind this requirement is to ensure that there is adequate capacity in the country to deal with adverse effects on the environment, forests, and other natural resources that the policies could trigger, even at the program design stage.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesTraining Resources & ToolsNovember, 2017Africa
This gender-sensitive toolkit enables civil society organisations, women and communities, as well as other actors to assess each country’s current legal framework and tenure governance arrangements in line with the provisions of the VGGTS and the AU F&G.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsApril, 2012Africa
Pamphlet drawn from the (above) Handbook. Practical tips and step-by-step instructions can help companies to successfully negotiate lease agreements with landowning communities. They can help communities prepare for the changes that come with high impact projects and more effectively harness their benefits and also provide the government with a tool that can be used to promote responsible investment.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsDecember, 2018Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Displacement induced by large scale investments and subsequent resettlement affects community access to land, land tenure patterns, and tenure security. This guide is published as part of the project ‘Strengthening Community Land Rights and Responses to Involuntary Displacements Caused by Development Projects in Zimbabwe.’ It highlights critical areas to be accounted for before introducing large scale developmental projects. These projects endanger communities’ land-related environmental, economic, social and cultural rights and benefits enshrined by the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2012Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
A pesar del avance en los derechos de las mujeres, los derechos a la tierra y a la seguridad de su tenencia no son disfrutados igualitariamente por mujeres y hombres en muchas partes del mundo. Esto vulnera los derechos humanos internacionales, ejerciendo asimismo un impacto negativo sobre los hogares y la economía. Los temas de género referidos a la tierra son complicados. Involucran territorios sociales y culturales sensibles y desafían estructuras de poder profundamente enraizadas.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsMay, 2015Ethiopia, Kenya
The Omo-Turkana basin stretches from southern Ethiopia into Kenya. Temperatures in the region are rising and droughts occur with higher frequency and intensity. As Ethiopian pastoralists venture further south in search of water and grazing land, conflicts with Kenyan pastoralists and fishermen are intensifying. Given their trans-boundary and protracted nature, these conflicts pose a particular challenge to local peace building and disarmament efforts.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsApril, 2001Asia, Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam
The publication focuses on participatory processes and their management, and presents a broad range of concrete experience with different tools. It is assumed that the reader is already familiar with the use of tools like PRA/PLA/PME and is now interested in second generation issues related to project design, training and measurement of impact associated with the use of participatory processes. Each article reflects a specific experience. As such, it has its own validity.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsApril, 2016Global
This report develops a framework for evaluating continuum of land rights scenarios. Building on existing evaluation initiatives that focus on land tenure and the associated administrative systems, the report addresses an important gap by providing a framework for evaluating land rights scenarios along the continuum of land rights according to the purposes of a particular evaluation.
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