Land tenure rights: a reality check

06 Oct 2022

About GLF Africa 2022

 

GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate changeCOVID-19 and the war in Ukraine

Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages spread on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

Ensuring equitable land access for everyone

 

This session brings together researchers, environmental activists, and local actors from the ground to discuss how inequitable land tenure arrangements affect the daily lives of local people and how different communities have approached the issue. They also provide examples of existing collaborations that ensure landscape rights for everyone: 

  • Diane Ndarbawa, a young activist from north Cameroon who works in the promotion of access to land for girls and women, states that ensuring equitable land access, use, and governance to women and youth can’t be achieved without including them both in the decision-making process.
  • Busari Kunle, an environmentalist, and a registered Surveyor in Construction firms in the Niger Delta believes in giving women and youth power to land use and governance without any interference, and promoting cooperatives for women’s banking as a tool for investment.
  • Irene Ojuok, a senior researcher at the Right Livelihood College (RLC) in Kenya, speaks about the challenges women and youth face to access land and how granting access to them can help to build resilience against climate change. Kenyan dryland advocate, Charity Lanoi also adds to the importance of addressing cultural context by seeking permission from the elders and husbands in the community to carry out such projects.

 

Don’t miss this amazing Virtual tour through Cameroon and Kenya’s beautiful landscapes 🦓

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, Niger

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