The Land Policy Initiative (LPI), in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)is convening a regional workshop with African Land Commissions on Securing Community Land Rights on the continent. The regional workshop is a joint programme organized by the LPI in partnership with the RRI and in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response. At the end of the workshop organizers hope to have a critical mass of land commissions leading land reforms in Africa. The Land Commissioners are expected to articulate and agree on key challenges, opportunities and a regional agenda for securing local communities’, women’s, and Indigenous Peoples’ land rights; commit to the continental processes of the LPI; and champion statutory recognition of customary (collective) land tenure and its subsequent operationalization at the national and regional levels. The commissioners are also expected to attend the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) that will be held in November 2017.
dates: 17-19 July 2017
location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia