Links - Land Rights

Follow the Money

This resource is for advocates working to support communities who have been affected by harmful investment projects. It will help you follow the money to identify and analyze the companies, investors and other actors behind these projects. It also explains how to collect evidence and develop tailored advocacy strategies to hold these actors accountable and defend land, housing and resource rights.

Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide

From Namati, an international organisation that tests the potential of legal empowerment through innovative interventions and research, this Facilitators Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities to map their boundaries, adopt equitable rules for land governance, and secure legal tenure. The Guide details a five-part process for protecting community lands and examines questions like: “Who is included or excluded when defining a ‘community’?”, “How to resolve longstanding boundary disputes?”, and “How can communities prepare for interactions with potential investors?” The Guide goes beyond documentation to address issues of women’s land rights, inclusive governance, cultural revitalization, ecosystem regeneration, and more. Every chapter includes exercises, sample forms, and tips from veteran land protection advocates. All activities are easily adaptable to a range of cultures, contexts, and community goals. Use this link to download the guide.

Community Protocols

Protocols developed by Indigenous peoples or mobile or local communities ("community protocols") are gaining recognition as a useful means by which a range of peoples and communities can engage with others according to their values, and on the basis of customary, national and international rights and responsibilities. This website is intended for Indigenous peoples, mobile and local communities, their community-based and non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and researchers, among others, to: - Provide information about community protocols, - Share good practice about the development and use of community protocols, - Highlight the questions that peoples and communities are raising about community protocols, - Provide a range of resources relevant for the development and use of community protocols, and - Act as a clearing house for protocols developed by Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD)

The Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) is a Ghanaian NGO working to develop methodologies for the strengthening of traditional authorities and civil society organizations to facilitate sustainable grassroots organizational development that gives voice to the poor and vulnerable rural families.

The PRO 169 Training Tool Box on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

PRO 169 is the Programme to Promote ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples. It is located within the International Labour Standards Department of the ILO (available in English / Spanish / French).

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