What We DoLandesa in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Landesa targets one of the root causes of poverty and insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa: insecure and inequitable land tenure. We partner with African governments and civil society organizations, as well as regional organizations, to address insufficient recognition and protection of rural peoples’ land rights, women’s lack of control over assets, weak land management and conflict resolution institutions, and gaps and contradictions between customary and formal law.

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Our Planet, Our Future: Youth as Agents of Climate Action

April 22, 2021

In celebration of Earth Day 2021, co-partners Landesa and Yilaa explore how Africa’s youth are agents of action. Read 4 stories that reflect how youth perceive their role in building a climate secure future, and how rights and access to land can help them fulfill that vision.

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Field Focus Blog

Women’s participation in land decision-making bodies in Tanzania: An overview

March 25, 2021

Godfrey Massay highlights some of the international, regional, and national commitments that seek to improve women’s participation in land governing bodies in Tanzania.

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Field Focus Blog

OPINION: Why governments should strengthen land rights for women and youth

December 10, 2020

To mark International Human Rights Day, Landesa's Tizai Mauto and women's land rights & gender expert Grace Ananda explore a few of the most pernicious inequalities to surface from the COVID-19 pandemic, and a common challenge they share: insecure rights to land.

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