More than half of African countries have legislated customary land rights. However implementation remains a challenge. Barriers to accessing and using communal land include cultural resistance, government unwillingness to change, and slow registration processes. Actions such as public awareness, advocating for budget allocation to the cause, action-research and capacity building can help achieve progress in communal land ownership.
With employment challenges facing the youth in Africa, there is a need to call for a diversity of approaches. There is a need for robust research that digs deeper into the context and practices of each country on youth land rights. There’s not enough integration of the youth in laws at national and regional level, and there’s also a need to capacitate young people to engage in policy and decision making processes.
WATCH THE SESSION
- Dr Mwenda Makathimo, Land Development & Governance Institute in Kenya (LDGI): “Customary Land Governance in Africa: case studies in in Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon and Liberia”
- Innocent Antoine Houedji, Coordinator Youth Initiative for Land in Africa (YILAA): “L’implication des jeunes dans le dynamisme foncier en Afrique”
- Paul Cheruiyot Kiprono, ILC Africa Programs Officer: “ILC perspectives on youth mainstreaming in land governance”
The session was moderated by Kate Chibwana, NES Malawi Facilitator
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