Tetra Tech’s land tenure and property rights experts examine how weak land and resource governance can fuel drivers of violent extremism. With a focus on the African Sahel, this new issue brief finds this dynamic is especially prevalent when land and resource governance challenges are coupled with environmental disruptions, resource scarcity, or migration.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Algeria, Sudan, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2013Democratic Republic of the Congo
Le Guide de mediation fonciere s'inspire surtout de l'experience pratique de terrain du programme foncier tel que mene par ONU-Habitat a l'Est de la Republique Democratique du Congo, notamment au Nord Kivu, Ituri et Sud Kivu. Il se refere par endroit aux experiences d'autres pays en situation de post-conflits. Ce guide propose des etapes concretes et des outils utilises lors du processus de mediation fonciere. Le role et responsabilites des acteurs et ‘beneficiaires' de la mediation sont aussi decrits.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2013Global, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Guide to Land Mediation mainly draws its inspiration from practical experience on the ground of the land program conducted by UN-Habitat in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri. It refers, in some places, to other countries experiences in post-conflict situations. This guide offers practical steps and tools used during the land mediation process. The publication highlights, not only the role and responsibilities of mediation stakeholders and 'beneficiaries', but also principles and foundations of a good mediation
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2017Ghana
The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), with support from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), performed the Ghana Land Tenure Baseline Survey, the first of its kind survey of tenure rights among cocoa farmers in Ghana. CRIG surveyed almost 1,800 cocoa farmers operating 3,900 cocoa plots regarding various land tenure issues within customary sharecropping arrangements and on owner-managed land. This report describes the findings from the Survey.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2006Africa, Uganda
This paper presents the preliminary findings of a study on land conflicts between refugees and host communities in southwestern Uganda and their impact on refugee women’s livelihoods. Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees that dates back to the 1940s, when it hosted Polish refugees; Rwandese and Sudanese in the 1950s (Holborn 1975:1213-1225).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 1993Africa, Uganda
An overview of the types of land disputes and the dispute settlement fora.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2011Uganda
This report is in relation to a study on the Land Tenure and Livelihood Issues in the Albertine Graben Region. The study was carried out in three districts of Amuru Buliisa and Hoima. The study specifically focused on tenurial arrangements and land transactions in the region. The ultimate outcome of this study will be drawing of policy issues for policy engagement and dialogue towards a comprehensive policy direction to land governance in the Albertine Graben.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2017Uganda
The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2014Uganda
Unfolding analysis reveals two types of land disputes prevalent in postwar northern Uganda: cases that involve a legitimate cause of action and those that do not.1 Since mediation and alternative forms of dispute resolution rely on parties’ willingness to negotiate in good faith, cases featuring ‘bad faith’ and land grabbing—where powerful parties intentionally exploit another person’s vulnerability in order to illegally2 claim land—pose a serious challenge for local land dispute mediators. Such mediators must wrestle with whether and how to remain neutral in the face of injustice.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2008Uganda
This is the second in a series of land studies for northern Uganda, whose core objective is to inform the Plan for Recovery and Development of Northern Uganda (PRDP) and the National Land Policy. It builds on the work of the first phase conducted in Teso region to present a more quantitative analysis of trends on disputes and claims on land before displacement, during displacement and emerging trends or occurrences on return for Acholi and Lango sub-regions.
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