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12-06: Achieving Responsible Land Based Investments
9:00am - 10:30am
Session Chair: Lukasz Czerwinski, Landesa, United States of America
Achieving Responsible Land Based Investments: Why Aren’t Best Practices a Done Deal?
Landesa, United States of America
This 90-minute masterclass will be a panel discussion on FPIC, Grievances Mechanism, and, Gender Issues, three of the toughest aspects of implementing best practices in responsible investments in land. There is clear consensus that investments in land should be done responsibly. Well-known instruments, such as the AU Guiding Principles and the VGGT, have been developed to provide guidance. But a number of challenges have emerged when applying these standards. For example, to what extent should consent be obtained from communities? How can a company establish a grievance mechanism? How can the needs of women be considered and addressed? There will be no power points or notes. The majority of the time will focus on responding to tough questions from the audience.