CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Customary Land and Tenure Security

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of customary tenure in Africa and what civil society would like to see in relation to this situation. It includes discussion of the trends and responses to the situation of customary tenure and tenure security more widely, in particular international and African
responses, and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative1 Platform (CSO-LPI Platform2) and informs the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to customary land and tenure security

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Land Governance for Effective Natural Resource Management

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of land governance for effective natural resource management (NRM) in Africa. The topic is essential in the context of increasing natural resource exploitation with the rights and protections of natural resources integrally linked to the rights to land. The
utilization of land for one form of natural resource exploitation also inevitably impacts on other land uses and, therefore, land rights. This paper will identify what civil society would like to see in relation to the phenomenon of land governance for NRM. It includes discussion of the trends within and responses to the phenomenon, in particular international and African responses, and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative Platform (CSO-LPI Platform) and inform the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to land governance for effective NRM.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Large Scale Land Based Investments (LSLBI)

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of Large Scale Land Based Investments (LSLBI) in Africa and what civil society would like to see in relation to the phenomena. It includes discussion of the trends and responses to the phenomena, in particular international and African responses, and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative Platform (CSO-LPI Platform1) and inform the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to LSLBI.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the state of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the impact of land reforms and land governance in Africa. It also identifies what civil society would like to see in relation to M&E in the land sector. The paper includes discussion of the trends and actions taken so far at an African and international level and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative Platform (CSO-LPI Platform2) and informs the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to policy and practice M&E for impact.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Women’s Land Rights

“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

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Transparency and Accountability

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.

CSO-LPI PLATFORM THEMATIC PAPERS VALIDATION WORKSHOP

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.

A tiny African island nation will run on 100% renewable energy in less than a decade
11 Jan 2018

A tiny African island nation will run on 100% renewable energy in less than a decade

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.

Heading off Global Action on Access to Medicines in 2018 By Dr. Jorge Bermudez and Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien
22 Jan 2018

Heading off Global Action on Access to Medicines in 2018 By Dr. Jorge Bermudez and Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien

At the dawn of 2018, political and health leaders must seize the growing momentum and opportunities to tackle the protracted challenges of access to medicines that undermines efforts to save lives and improve health as committed under the Agenda 2030 SDG by all UN member states.

Investors Group endorses CSOs Costed Implementation Plan, GFF Secretariat & PMNCH announce co-financing of $800,000 in 2018
13 Nov 2017

Investors Group endorses CSOs Costed Implementation Plan, GFF Secretariat & PMNCH announce co-financing of $800,000 in 2018


Aminu Magashi Garba of the Africa Health Budget Network and Angeline Mutunga of AFP/Jhpiego, civil society’s representatives on the GFF Investors Group had jointly presented the CSOs Implementation Costed Plan yesterday, Wednesday 8th November 2017. The presentation took place during the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) 6th Investors Group Meeting.

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