The seminar will focus on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries. These lands are often used in integrated ways by local communities under communal customary arrangements while often formally owned by the state. Unclear land rights make these resources and associated livelihoods particularly vulnerable in the current context of increased demand for land; this needs to be better recognized and articulated in discussions on land rights and responsible land investments.
The event aims to contribute to knowledge sharing around forests and community land rights and discuss ways forward and concrete roles that different actors can play to advance those rights.
RRI is a global coalition of 14 Partners and over 140 international, regional and community organizations advancing forest tenure, policy and market reforms. Several land rights experts from RRI will present at the seminar and elaborate on the issues with representatives from Sida, civil society organizations, the academia and the private sector in open discussions with seminar participants.
If you need to cancel your registration please contact project coordinator Kristina Fermskog