Appropriate property rights for customary use zones of local communities and indigenous people in Cameroon. In Mali, Elaboration et diffusion d’un document d’orientation sur les conventions locales

Published on 9 November 2010

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Start Date: 1 May 2010 | End Date: 31 December 2010

Overview

In this project, ICRAF will have 2 engagements in Cameroon and Mali as follows:

Cameroon- appropriate property rights for customary use zones of local communities and indiginous people in Cameroon.
The objective of this project is to ensure that implementing texts for forestry laws pertaining to forest reserves and parks and forest management units explicitly and/or implicitly recognize or enshrine the rights of local communities and indigenous groups.

Key project activities include the following:
1. Participatory mapping to restitute and secure community rights.
2. Studies to draw up communities for negotiation and advocacy processes.
3. Documentation of claims and propositions of communities in the target area.
4. Capacity building for comunities for negotiation and advocacy processes
5. National workshop: Contact/meetings with local officials and traditional chiefs and mobilization of strategic actors.

With time and among other outcomes, this project expects that this activity in synergy with other coalition members works, the policy makers will start with other policy shapers and opinion leaders on communities practical needs with regards to land and tree tenures.

Mali- Elaboration et diffusion d’un document d’orientation sur les conventions locales.
The objective of this study is to create tools for formulating and omplementing local conventions, to enable better natural resource management in Mali and in the Sahelian subregion.

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