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Addressing Land Tenure Rights in the World Bank Forest Action Plan
Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017:
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Session Chair: Karin Erika Kemper, The World Bank, United States of America
Location: MC 13-121

Session Abstract

Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection. This study on Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural
Development aims to contribute to efforts worldwide to reduce poverty and strengthen sustainable management in forest areas. It does so by reviewing the progress of tenure reforms in six countries in Latin America, and drawing lessons to help advance the realization of these reforms and inform similar initiatives in other countries.

Introduction: Gerardo Segura Warnholtz, Sr. Natural Resources Management Spec., ENR GP


Myrna Cunningham, President, Association for Women’s Rights in Development

Andy White, General Coordinator, Rights and Resources Initiative

Luis Felipe Duchicela, Global Advisor for Indigenous Peoples, WBG

No contributions were assigned to this session.

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