Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a diverse coalition of development organisations dedicated to advancing the land and resource rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. RRI fosters the creation and implementation of innovative solutions to land tenure security to advance three global goals:

  •     Substantially increase the forest area under local ownership and administration.
  •     Prevent all changes to national laws and regulations that weaken the customary and statutory land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities and simultaneously promote new laws that strengthen customary and statutory rights.
  •     Dramatically reduce poverty in the forested areas of the world.

Since its founding in 2005, RRI has dedicated itself to rigorously tracking global progress on the amount of forestland recognised as owned by or designated for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. RRI set a target within the context of the Millennium Development Goals to double the amount of forestland legally recognised as owned by or designated for communities by 2015.