“Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to an adequate standard of living. Women’s access to land and other productive resources is integrally linked to discussions around global food security, sustainable economic development, as well as the pressing fight against the HIV epidemic and prevention of and responses to gender-based violence.”1
This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of Transparency and Accountability in land issues in Africa and what civil society would like to see in relation to this issue. It includes discussion of the trends and interventions in transparency and accountability, in particular international and African responses, and ends with a set of recommendations.
Since its formal launch in March 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, the CSO-LPI Platform has grown and now groups more than 50 Civil Society organizations - some of which are networks - working on land issues in some thirty African countries.
Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.