This webinar explored the question: under what conditions might formalization of collective tenure improve women’s tenure security?
Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems. Improving tenure security for land held collectively has been shown to improve resource management and to support self-determination of indigenous groups. Yet little attention has been paid to the question of whether women and men share equally in the benefits of formalizing collective tenure. This is complicated by the fact that very often, even if lands are held collectively, they are sometimes allocated and managed on an individual household basis.
This webinar aimed to explore the question: under what conditions might formalization of collective tenure improve women’s tenure security?
-Amanda Richardson, Resource Equity
-John Leckie, DAI- Global
-Iliana Monterosso, CIFOR
-Paul Ntegeka, Associates Research Trust- Uganda
-Herbert Kamusiime, Associates Researcht Trust- Uganda
download the webinar report from the land portal website