Disclaimer: Media scans and other posts are intended to monitor and share current news and information relevant to the land and resource governance sector. Posts and media items included in the scans are not endorsements and do not represent the views of USAID or the U.S. Government, unless stated otherwise.

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Request for Information/Sources Sought: Communications, Evidence and Learning Project

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), Office of Land and Urban (LU) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) which is intended to: Obtain details concerning partner community interest in the E3/LU’s anticipated requirement described herein; Obtain information on the level of capacity of potential contractors…Read More

Ask the Expert: An Interview with Caleb Stevens, USAID

LandLinks caught up with Caleb Stevens at the USAID office in Washington, DC to talk about the Community Land Protection Program (CLPP) in Liberia and the more than 3-year long rigorous performance evaluation USAID is conducting of the program. The stages of the CLPP program include: Stage 1: Laying the groundwork through legal education on…Read More

USAID Supports Women with Land Issues in Tajikistan

This video details USAID’s work in Tajikistan through the Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project, and highlights Mahkfirat Saidrahmonova accomplishments, a female farmer and project beneficiary who shares her agricultural experience with other dehqan farmers.

Land Rights Mark a New Frontier for Tanzania’s Rural Women

Whereas most rural Tanzanians lack documented rights to their land, residents of Kinywang’anga are, for the first time, claiming such rights to their land—and local women like Anita Mfilinge are benefitting as a result.
Like most women in her village, Mfilinge was once unaware of her rights as a landholder. Her ability to hold land, she suspected, was merely a privilege. And surely, she told herself, this privilege must depend on the will of her husband and male relatives.

Land Matters Media Scan – 28 February 2017

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID Group urges improved land policies – mentions USAID’s SURGE project (2/17/17) Source: The Manila Standard Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2017 launches global search for nature-based solutions for local development (2/9/17) Source: UNDP Upcoming and Recent Events Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region: a…Read More