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Session Overview
12-06: Achieving Responsible Land Based Investments
Friday, 23/Mar/2018:
9:00am - 10:30am

Session Chair: Lukasz Czerwinski, Landesa, United States of America
Location: MC 6-100


Achieving Responsible Land Based Investments: Why Aren’t Best Practices a Done Deal?

Lukasz Czerwinski

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.