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IGAD Land Governance Programme

Corne de l’Afrique

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : IGAD Land Governance Programme

Pays/Région : Corne de l’Afrique

Durée : 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023

Land is a source for livelihoods and a valuable economic asset in the IGAD region. Drawing on experiences from other land related partnerships at national, regional and global levels, Switzerland supports the Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD to translate continental and global land governance frameworks and guidelines into practice in order to improve access to land and tenure security for all, especially for vulnerable groups like pastoralists, women and youth.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : The IGAD region comprises the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda with a population of over 221.3 Million people. It is charaterized by high population growth, large arid and semi-arid areas (more than 80%), high food insecurity due to recurrent drought, persistence of conflicts and poverty. The IGAD establishment agreement identified about twenty cooperation areas among which food security and environmental protection, conflict prevention, management and resolution, and economic cooperation and integration were identified as entry points for collaboration among Member States. Member States as principal right bearers agreed to work collectively to improve land governance. As regional economic community, the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa is mandating IGAD to do so. Improved performance on land policies is required in terms of formulation and implementation. Main challenges today include right holders’ insecurity of tenure rights over land and natural resources, particularly access to land for women, youth, pastoralists and other vulnerable groups, lack of sound land policies on land expropriation and compensation, and limited governance capacity at all levels.
* Objectifs  : Improved access to land and security of land rights for all land users in the IGAD region achieved through the implementation of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa, leading to enhanced socio-economic development, peace and security.
* Groupes cibles  : Pastoralist, local authorities, women, youth, policy makers and parliamentarians, traditional and religious leaders, middle level decision makers and other professionals and academia

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 3’515’000 (Phase en cours)

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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