- the recognition of customary tenure rights in policies and practice.
- responsible agriculture investment: an alliance will be formed soon to discuss priorities for policy and practice change in this area.
Objective of the Alliance for the Recognition of Customary Tenure:
The Alliance aims to contribute to the recognition and protection of the customary tenure rights of communities, including men and women smallholder farmers and especially ethnic/indigenous groups, through:
- Working at the policy level to develop options for the legal recognition and protection of customary tenure rights. The proposed mechanisms will be debated and shared with policy makers for consideration in the formulation of the future National Land Law and other related laws and policies.
- Documenting the processes threatening the customary tenure rights of ethnic and local communities, in particular those associated with the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Law, and raising the awareness of policy makers about the need for stronger protection mechanisms.
- Documenting the diversity of existing customary tenure practices across Myanmar and community-led advocacy for the recognition of these practices by local authorities as an interim safeguard.
Partners of the Alliance for the Recognition of Customary Tenure:
- Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO)
- Green Rights Organization (GRO)
- Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS) Loikaw
- Land Core Group (LCG)
- Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT)
- The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
- Save the Natural Resource (SANAR)
- Indigenous Peoples Partnership
- Tenasserim River and Indigenous People Networks (TRIPNET)
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