Strengthening inclusion, participation, and good governance using Kenya's Community Land Act
In recent years, governments have been granting vast land concessions to national elites and foreign investors for agro-industrial enterprises, forestry, and mineral extraction. The research aimed to improve implementation of the Community Land Act by testing processes for documentation and mapping of community lands to ensure inclusive land governance and local governance work, including resolving land conflicts. Because rising investment in land increases the vulnerability of women’s land rights, the project included a specific focus on protection for women and vulnerable populations. Both the Community Land Act and Kenya’s constitution include strong protections for women’s land rights.
Final Technical Report
LAND TENURE, WOMEN’S RIGHTS, OWNERSHIP, INCLUSION, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, LAND CONCENTRATION, FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT ROLE, LEGAL FRAMEWORK, KENYA, SOUTH OF SAHARA