Webinar:Using community by-laws to secure customary land rights in Kenya
November 16, 2016
What time? 18.30–20.00 (Yangon), 15.00–16.30 (Nairobi), 12.00–13.30 (London), 07.00-0830 (New York)
Indigenous and rural communities that use customary land tenure systems are among the least likely populations to have legal recognition of their rights to their lands and natural resources. This webinar will showcase an integrated approach to strengthening the tenure security of communities based on local governance building, conflict resolution, participatory mapping, and grassroots legal advocates. This webinar is organized by The Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment, IIED led initiative that develops analysis, tests approaches and documents lessons on the way citizens’ groups are protecting the rights of citizens and the environment for a fairer and more sustainable world.
Speakers: David Arach (Namati) and John Lengoisa (the Ogiek People’s Development Program). David Arach will introduce Namati’s approach to Community Land Protection, focusing on the key stage of community by-laws drafting. John Lengoisa will discuss how the Ogiek community is applying the community by-laws process to build community unity, improve local land governance, and bolster the Ogiek’s legal claim to their traditional lands.
Topics addressed will include: what are the key features of the community bylaws process? How can communities and civil society organisations use such by-laws to protect community land rights? What are the challenges, and how can they be addressed?
Please join by emailing legaltools(at)iied.org by November 11 2016 to receive joining instructions.