Protection of Customary Land Rights in Liberia

first_imgA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by collaborating Partners for the implementation of the project, called the “Protection of Customary Land Rights in Liberia”.The pilot project, which is being supported by USA based Rights and Resources Initiatives (RRI) with funding from the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (ILFTF), is expected to be implemented over a period of 12 months and will cover 12 communities of Liberia.According to the MoU, the project seeks to increase the capacities of communities and multi-stakeholders in implementing the self-identification process for the legal recognition of the land rights of communities, as provided for by the Land Rights Policy and the Land Rights Bill, which is currently before the Legislature for enactment. The other processes include establishing legal entities to manage and govern community land, delineating and mapping of boundaries; and deeding and recording of community land.The MoU was signed on April 26 by the representatives of the implementing partners. Dr. Cecil T. O. Brandy signed on behalf of the Interim Land Task Force, while Ms. Nora Brewer, Coordinator, Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) and Ms. Julie T.B. Weah, Director, Foundation for Community Initiative (FCI) signed for their respective institutions.The signing ceremony was witnessed by Ms. Re-Al Myers, Coordinator of the Project Management Unit, the Director of the Interim Land Task Force, Mr. Stanley N. Toe and some staff of the implementing partners. In early 2014, staff of the erstwhile Land Commission undertook field training on some of the processes leading to the legal recognition of the collective land rights of communities in Gbarlin Clan, Lofa County. The experience gained by the staff coupled with the lessons learned from the field work informed the development of a draft framework guide for the implementation of community land rights nation-wide.The results from the pilots in the 12 communities will enhance the further development of the self-identification process as a national methodology for implementation.“The signing of this project is an initial achievement of the Interim Land Task Force and marks an important step towards self-identification of customary land by the community members themselves.” Dr. Brandy noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT

first_imgIt’s all systems go for Letterkenny AC’s annual 5K turkey trot which takes take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 11.30 am.The race, which will be held in association with United Health Group, will be run over the popular inter-firms course.The ten runners who run closest to their predicted times will win a turkey. Entry fee is eight euro and remember, watches are strictly forbidden! Looking ahead to the race, Letterkenny AC Chairman, Brendan McDaid said he was hopeful of a good turnout.“It’s been a few months since there’s been a road race locally and with the weather forecast good for Sunday, we are confident of that the race will attract a large entry,” he commented.Registrations will be taken at Aura from 10 am.ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT was last modified: December 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letetrkenny ACturkey trotlast_img read more