What We DoLandesa in Sub-Saharan Africa


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.


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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Staff Spotlight: Constance Teage

December 09, 2020

Read a short interview with Constance Teage, Landesa Gender and Land Tenure Specialist based in Monrovia, Liberia.

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November 19 Panel: Landesa and Amplio leverage technology for legal empowerment

November 19, 2020

Watch Landesa and Amplio's exciting discussion about their new partnership in Liberia and the role of technology in spreading the word about Liberia’s Land Rights Law.

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