In Brief

About the project

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) have sustainably managed their land for generations. However, more than 80 percent of the world’s customary territories of IPLCs are legally unrecognized, placing their livelihoods, guardianship of the land and forests, and their traditional knowledge at risk. This issue often poses a challenge for climate protection. Recognizing IPLC land rights is also an effective way to protect land and forests, thereby contributing to sustainable climate solutions. We support the non-profit organization "The Tenure Facility" in strengthening land tenure initiatives designed by local indigenous, community and civil society organizations in Burkina Faso (focus on collective women's land rights), Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo. These initiatives aim at implementing land laws and policies to secure land and forest tenure rights of IPLCs, ultimately enhancing the resilience of local communities and ecosystems. 

Contact persons

Christiane Käsgen
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-334
e-mail to Christiane Käsgen