NET RESOURCES: Toolkit for Assessing gender responsive implementation of VGGTs and AU F&G

ActionAid recently published a toolkit for assessing gender-sensitive implementation and country-level monitoring of the Tenure Governance and Africa Land Policy Guidelines.

Introduction from the toolkit:

"The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are an international framework based on human rights obligations and standards for the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. Adopted in 2012 by Committee on World Food Security (CFS) member countries, and following an inclusive negotiation process, they recognise the importance of land to a country’s development, and that good land governance and broad access to land enable food security for all people.

The VGGT have been negotiated in a context of global food insecurity and fear regarding loss of tenure rights and livelihoods by local communities as a result of large-scale land grabs, environmental degradation and climate change. The VGGT provide an accountability mechanism through which local communities can hold both the State and private actors to account in development planning and decision-making regarding largescale land investments.

They also provide communities and civil society actors with a framework in which to advocate for more robust national policies on land tenure, and stronger implementation of those policies. The African Union’s Framework and Guidelines for Land Policy (AU F&G) also offer guidance and recommendations to national governments on land policy formulation. This framework promotes multi-stakeholder participation, gender equality and women’s rights to land as key principles underpinning the process of land tenure governance."

The toolkit is available here.

Blog launch is available here.

Pilot report is available here.

 

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