Protecting land and community resources in Africa : Nine key lessons

le 22/08/2016

Rural communities across Africa face a variety of threats to their claims to customary and indigenous land and natural resources, from increasing foreign investment through to speculation by national elites, rising population densities, climate change, and national infrastructure mega-projects.

For the practitioners and advocates working to support these communities, there is clearly no silver bullet. Instead they must draw on a range of experience and expertise.

The NGOs Namati and Natural Justice brought together experts to consider these issues. The results are published in a new book of 18 case studies. Here I highlight nine of the key lessons we learned.

Read more here.