Indigenous Peoples Secretariat key ally in demarcation and titling of indigenous territories
Location: Caribbean Coast, Nicaragua
The Land Administration Project (PRODEP) was designed to develop the legal and institutional framework for the administration of land property rights in Nicaragua, including those of indigenous peoples. Thanks to the political commitment of the government and the involvement of indigenous peoples’ representatives from the onset, 13 indigenous peoples territories were demarcated and titled in the Caribbean Region, covering nearly 19% of the national territory. The project contributed to resolve the emblematic Awas Tingni case, which had been the subject of a ruling of the Inter-American Human Rights Court.