Regional Workshop with African Land Commissions on Securing Community Land Rights
Securing Community Land Rights
Monday, July 17, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Accra, Ghana

The Regional Workshop is a joint programme organized by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response. The workshop will convene Land Commissioners and government officials from 16 African countries to deliberate on issues relating to securing community land rights. The countries are: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The objective of the workshop is to facilitate cross-country learning and information-sharing about results and experiences in different countries among key actors within land commissions on challenges and opportunities to secure local communities,’ women’s, and Indigenous Peoples’ land rights through statutory recognition of customary (collective) land tenure and its subsequent operationalization.