Land policy initiative (LPI)

Abstract: LPI is an international programme to make land play its proper role in African development. Focal areas include: (1) women’s secure access to land; (2) the legitimacy of Africa’s customary based land rights; and (3) transparent and cost-effective land administration systems. Author(s): UNECA Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations economic commission for Africa (UNECA),…

Engendering livelihoods through decentralisation in Tanzania

Abstract: The underlying drivers of gender inequalities in resource access and control in the Pangani river basin in Tanzania include poor linkage between political and sectoral decentralization. The engendering livelihood model is proposed as an alternative and options are discussed. Author(s): Olemako, T.R.; Munishi, P.K.T.; Kadigi, R.M.J. Source(s): , Development review : beyond research; Vol.…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

Formal institutions, local arrangements and conflicts in northern Bolivian communities after forest governance reforms

Abstract: Natural resource-based conflicts between community forest management (CFM) and patronage-based management models in response to recent tenure and forestry governance reforms were studied in northern Bolivia. Author(s): Cano Cardona, Walter Source(s): , 225 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2012 Universiteit Utrecht], [Utrecht (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-90-393-5723-1/ Link: http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/dissertations/2012-0305-200851/UUindex.html

Land information management in Uganda : current status

Abstract: This paper presents the current status of land information management system in Uganda, the different problems faced with the system and the practical solutions to the problems. Currently, there are 112 districts, each of which mandated to have its own land office. Author(s): Wabineno, L.M.; Musinguzi, M.; Ekbäck, P. Source(s): , p. 211-223, ill.,…

Community forest management and the emergence of multi-scale governance institutions : lessons for REDD+ development from Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia

Abstract: The role of multi-scaled governance institutions in the development of community forest management (CFM) is examined, using cases from Mexico, Brazil, and Bolivia. The article shows how the establishment of a local organizational base for CFM is crucial. Author(s): Cronkleton, Peter; Bray, David Barton; Medina, Gabriel Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 451-473 Forests 2…

It takes more than a village : the challenges of co-management in Uganda’s fishery and forestry sectors

Abstract: Successful natural resource decentralization in Uganda requires strengthening local-level natural resource institutions with increased fiscal flow, enforcement, monitoring and judicial powers. The partnership between local-level resource users and the central government must be reinforced. Author(s): Lawrence, Theodore J.; Watkins, Cristy Source(s): , International journal of sustainable development and world ecology p. 1-11 International journal…