The development of community forests is gaining momentum in Central Africa. They can help secure customary tenure, sustainably manage resources and improve livelihoods for indigenous peoples and local communities.
In the absence of a land tenure system establishing clear collective ownership rights, community forestry now appears to be the most efficient option to secure customary land tenure in Congo. However, despite the opportunities that community forestry offers for IPLCs to secure customary land rights and improve their livelihoods, a number or constraints and challenges persist in relation to land tenure insecurity and overlapping.
The overall aim of this note is to gather perceptions held by local and indigenous communities currently managing, or setting up, community forests in Cameroon.
Today, on the 70th Anniversary of the International Declaration on Human Rights, the Gbabandi platform has launched their report on citizenship of indigenous forest peoples in Cameroon.
These Briefs were prepared for rural community leaders in Kenya. The major and longer document (Brief 3), identifies legal support and constraints for community land security in Kenya. This is prefaced by overviews of the situation globally (Brief 1), and in Africa (Brief 2).
Estos informes fueron preparados por líderes de comunidades rurales de Kenia. En el documento principal y más largo (el informe número 3) se identifica el apoyo jurídico y las restricciones para asegurar la tenencia de tierras comunitarias en Kenia.
This practical guide highlights the extent of recognition of customary land rights of forest-dependent communities in the DRC.
For a long time, it has been thought that the protection of community rights and the conservation of nature were two contradictory goals. However, both visions are perfectly reconcilable.
FPP and BothENDS have provided a submission the UN Special Rapportuer on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, as a contribution to her crucial thematic report on the criminalisation of indigenous peoples.
FPP y Both ENDS han entregado una presentación (disponible solo en inglés) para la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, como contribución a su crucial informe temático sobre la criminalización
In November 2017, FPP and local partner ODDHC organised a community-based monitoring workshop, bringing together partner organisations and indigenous community members from 7 African countries. The participants shared their experiences, trained, and learned from each other as well as from professional trainers.
El taller de monitoreo de base comunitaria -organizado por FPP junto con su socio local ODDHC en Brazzaville- reunió a organizaciones socias y miembros de comunidades indígenas de 7 países africanos.
This brief study has been produced by the partners of the CoNGOs consortium to share our different knowledge and experience, and to set out a joint understanding of the current state of play in relation to community forestry in Cameroon.
Alternative report submitted by Association Okani and FPP to the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), 3-16 April 2018, to assist with the preparation of the list issues to consider in the forthcoming examination of the State Report of the Republic of Cameroon.
La Asociación Okani y FPP han presentado un informe alternativo al grupo de trabajo anterior al período de sesiones del Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (CESCR por sus siglas en inglés), que se reunirá del 3 al 6 de abril de 2018, con el fin a ayudar a preparar la lista
In accordance with Article 62 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, States Parties to the Charter are required to submit every two years, a report on the legislative or other measures taken, with a view to giving effect to the rights and freedoms recognised and guaranteed by the Charter.
Around 5 per cent of the world’s population are indigenous, and every day huge numbers of indigenous people risk their life in protection of their ancestral lands.
According to Global Witness’ Defenders of the Earth 2017 report, nearly 40 per cent of the defenders who died in 2016 were indigenous.
Alrededor del 5 % de la población mundial está constituido por indígenas, y todos los días un ingente número de ellos pone el peligro su vida por proteger sus tierras ancestrales.