The paper is a synopsis of discussions held at the SDplanNet-Africa regional workshop series that took place in Nairobi from March 3 - 5, 2014 to advance a Community of Practice (CoP) among government planners and policy-makers, thus creating a knowledge base and capacity-building agenda for innovative practices in strategy making, planning and implementation commensurate with the demands of transformation posed to all regions of the world by the post-2015 Development Agenda and sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The study provides strategies and mechanisms for securing rights on communal land in the Albertine region of Uganda by documenting distinctive features of communal land tenure system in oil exploration areas of Hoima and Buliisa districts, determining site specific frameworks that can enhance tenure security of communal land in oil exploration areas of Hoima and Buliisa districts as well as determining communal land conflict management frameworks for selected communities in oil exploration areas of Hoima and Buliisa.
The issue brief reviews the concept and characteristics of customary tenure systems. It summarizes the factors contributing to the evolution of customary tenure in response to a wide range of institutional and economic pressures showing how statutory and customary rights systems interact, the circumstances that propel one or the other to dominate, and examples of where and why the two are likely to come into conflict. The brief concludes with a short summary of the types of interventions that USAID projects have implemented in this domain.
The Guiding Principles seek to ensure the observance of international human rights declarations and conventions as well as regional declarations in the manner in which LSLBI are conducted.
The Guidelines are intended to contribute to the global and national efforts towards the eradication of hunger and poverty, based on the principles of sustainable development and with the recognition of the centrality of land to development by promoting secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests.
The training manual covers principles of the Gender Evaluation Criteria and illustrates how a land professional can use them to evaluate the gender equality of specific land tools, and make sure that gender is considered in the initial design of a tool. The manual puts attention to the development of methods for actually implementing pro-poor land policies, and understanding and addressing how they may impact women and men differently. It also focuses on how such impact can be systematically measured, so that one has concrete evidence on gender dimensions.
The report provides an overview and introduction to the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) as a concept, as a domain and as an information tool. First, it outlines the land challenges at a global scale, and subsequently introduces the Global Land Tool Network in trying to address the identified challenges. STDM has been identified as one of the critical tools in facilitating tenure security improvement as well as contributing to several GLTN land tools and themes. For example, on the continuum of land rights, participatory enumerations and cross-cutting themes like gender.