Gender and Land Governance Conference
|When||Jan 14, 2013 to Jan 15, 2013|
|Where||Utrecht University, The Netherlands|
|Contact Name||Dr. Caroline Archambault|
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Land, and the natural resources it holds, is under unprecedented transformation due to multiple factors including population increase, globalization, climate change, urban expansion, post-conflict readjustment, and other social and economic developments. Such conditions have ushered in an era of new pressures on land and ignited contentious debates on equitable access and pro-poor land policy throughout the world. While for decades development “experts” advocated for a formalization of property rights through land registration and titling, more recently, much attention has focused on the negative implications of land liberalization policies. Subsequently, increased recognition of the potential for customary tenure and communal natural resource management systems has grown. This shift towards a customary land rights paradigm, however, has taken place without sufficient attention to the gendered drivers and implications of tenure change.