This guidebook provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society organizations guide communities through the process of documenting customary tenure at the local level. It also provides suggestions for how to build on the momentum generated by the documentation process to develop strategies and actions to defend, strengthen and promote customary rights at community, regional and national level.
The guidebook was developed out of practical field experience and conversations with local groups in Myanmar that have been documenting customary tenure in recent years, to inform policy and law, to defend against land grabs, and to improve community resource management and encourage environmental conservation. MRLG also conducted training and piloting with eight civil society organizations from around the country. Their experiences and lessons learned form a strong foundation for this guidebook
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