Tuesday, October 22, 2013
ONLINE RESOURCE: Securing Community Land Rights
The international conference on Scaling-up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resources Rights brought together 180 participants from 40 countries representing local communities, Indigenous Peoples organizations, governments, private investors, food and resource companies, and development and conservation NGOs, all of whom have a direct, common, and urgent interest in clarifying and securing the ownership of the developing world's lands and resources.
From the conference press release:
At an international conference on community land and resource rights, organizers called for doubling the amount of land recognized as owned or controlled by Indigenous Peoples and local communities by 2018. Determining the current amount of land in this category is just as important as doubling it—while the amount of forests or agricultural land has been established, a thorough catalogue of all land types under indigenous or local control has not been a priority until this point.
The conference also produced the video below. To learn more about how to get involved in this effort to secure land and resource rights for all the world’s people, visit the website.