Guide to Land Mediation

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guide-to-land-mediation-enBased on the experience in the Eastern 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-confl ict 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 ‘benefi ciaries’, but also principles and foundations of a good mediation.

This guide particularly applies to contexts of countries characterized by weak institutional, administrative, customary/traditional capacities and ineffectiveness at the political, administrative and judicial systems. This practical guide mainly targets humanitarian actors working on land confl icts mediation, on one hand and stakeholders who are involved in peace-keeping, community rehabilitation and social cohesion programmes on the other hand. State institutions in general and land administration agents in particular will find in this guide a set of tools and ideas to deal with land conflicts.

Authors : Sietchiping Remy, Oumar Sylla, Christol Paluku Mastaki

Contributors: Augustin Blaise Mumbere Mapendo, Honoré Banyene Mubawa, Justin Daniel Kahindo Kamwira, Liévin Shakanya Chirabisa, Pascal Tchikala Munganga, Axel Kitoga Wakilongo, Patrick Kyanza Witandaye, Grévy-Jacob Kambale Kavene, Christian Kamabaza Gundi, Jean-Claude Mirindi Ganywamulume, Michel Mirali Mushi, Dady Mukeba Misumba, Koffi Alinon, José Mokbondo Lihesa, Jean-Emmanuel Mupfuni Mihigo, Charles Mukandirwa Wetemwami, Emmanuel Nziwa Kyaviro, Benoit Tambwe Likondo, Justin Selemani Kakesa, Bosco Ndabita Habimana, Jolie Kibandja Miancho, Désiré Minzori Bahunga, Emmanuel Bahani Bitasimwa, Elourd Kiekire Luanda, Michel Mapendo Shirambere, Ambroise Mumbere Masumbuko, Soleil Muhekwa Khake, Christophe Nyambatsi Mutaka, Marie-José Biironyi Nsekanabo, Docky Muheza Nsengimana, Floribert Kazuba Missi, Salvador Safari Shamamba, Sylva Kubuya Baligamire, Joseph Guiebo, Corneille Kanene Mudimubadu, Jean Pierre Conde, Florian Bruyas, Dan Lewis, Claude Ngomsi.

Sponsors : USAID, UNHCR, the United Nations Peace Building Fund, Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Canada, Norway and Sweden

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