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Congo DR initiates land reform

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UN-Habitat's Director for Regional Office for Africa, Axumite Gebre-Egziabher addresses the National Land Consultation Workshop


Kinshasa, 26 July 2012
The land reform process in the Democratic Republic of Congo was officially launched last week by the Vice President, Mr. Daniel Mukoko Samba. Speaking during a national land consultation workshop where the launch took place, the vice president confirmed the government's commitment to ease land-related tensions so as to promote an enabling environment for economic and social development. Following the outdated 1973 land law, DR Congo has been plagued with issues in its land governance system resulting in land disputes. Read more...


Experts develop capacity development framework for Land Policy in Africa

Addis Ababa 28 June 2012
Land experts have agreed on a roadmap on a capacity development framework for land policy development, implementation and monitoring in Africa. During an expert group meeting hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC), participants, sourced from African governments, training institutions, NGO, as well as bilateral and multilateral institutions, further reviewed and enriched the sets of methodologies to implement capacity development strategy. Read more...


GLTN hosts gender experts training

Land experts and gender champions recently convened in Nairobi for the Global Land Tool Network's training workshop on How to do a Gender Land Evaluation. The training which is part of the Network's capacity building strategy aimed to equip stakeholders with the resources they need in order to make necessary changes towards sustainable, pro-poor and gender responsive land management. Read more...


Slum dwellers demonstrate STDM to an international audience

An enthusiastic group of young slum dwellers from Mbale, Uganda recently presented a land rights and information recordation tool for the poor to an intrigued audience of land professionals from international public and private sectors. Read more...


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