USAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL

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Guest commentary by Cynthia Caron, PhD. Dr. Caron is a Land Tenure and Gender Specialist with The Cloudburst Group and an Assistant Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University.
 
June 1st marks International Children’s Day, a global celebration of children and an opportunity to bring special attention to how secure land tenure positively affects children. Evidence from a number of countries suggests that when women have secure rights to land and other assets their children and their communities also benefit.
 
By Anthony Piaskowy, Land Tenure, Communications and Learning Specialist in USAID’s Land Tenure and Resource Management Office.
 
Today marks the three-year anniversary of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). The endorsement of the VGGT in 2012 represented an unprecedented step in recognizing the importance of improving land and other resource governance systems as a strategy for...
 
In celebration of this year's Earth Day, we sat down with World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Chris Weaver over Skype to discuss the links between secure land and resource rights and WWF's conservation work in Namibia. Mr. Weaver has been the director of WWF’s Namibia program since 1993, providing guidance and assistance to Namibian partner organizations in the development of one of the...
 

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