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Gender Aspects of Land Reform Constitutional Principles

Throughout this pocket size booklet, Land Reform Volume 4, KLA proposes that collectively as a nation, and especially during this time of the constitutional review process. The principles outlined be embraced with the purpose of providing women a deliberate opportunity to engage in decision-making as regards land-use,management and ownership.

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Background to Human-Wildlife conflicts in Kenya

Wildlife is one of Kenya’s greatest natural resource and is the foundation upon which nature-based tourism is based. However, it is one resource that is in constant danger of extinction as burgeoning populations and animals fight for limited space In addition, poaching has greatly reduced wildlife populations in the absence of adequate policies to manage consumptive utilisation that would generate benefits for communities living with wildlife.

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Civil Society Position on The Draft National Land Policy

The Civil Society commends the Ministry of Lands for spearheading the important process of developing the Draft National Policy, and affirms that land is central to the livelihoods of most Kenyans and as such its access, use, ownership, administration and distribution are of key national concern. Thus, having critically examined the Draft Policy we do hereby make our position on the way forward on the salient policy proposals of the Draft National Land Policy document.

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The National Land Policy in Kenya Critical Gender Issues and Policy Statements

The purpose of this Issues Paper is to move the debate and stimulate discussion of issues relevant to women’s land rights and social security beyond the unfulfilled demands for gender responsive land policies and land legal framework. It is based on lessons learned from various research findings, Kenya Land Alliance experience and discussions with colleagues with whom we work with in various capacities on land policy and law reforms in Kenya and others parts of Africa.

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Community Land Tenure and the Management of Community Land in Kenya

A majority of the Kenyan population live in rural areas accessing land and natural resources through customary systems and institutions that operate largely outside the mainstream legal framework of land administration. Although there are clear provisions in the Constitution and the Trust Land Act on management of trust land there appears to be an unwritten policy on the part of government that sees community land as land that is not owned but rather is available for County Councils and government to appropriate through the setting apart procedure

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Irregular and illegal Land Acquisition by Kenya’s Elites: Trends, Processes, and Impacts of Kenya’s Land-Grabbing Phenomenon

The International Land Coalition (ILC) has commissioned this present report to analyze the illegal/irregular acquisition of land by Kenya’s elites to ascertain the types of land affected, the processes used to acquire land, and the profiles of the perpetrators, as well as to identify the victims and the impacts of land grabbing. The report is drawn largely from the Kenya Land Alliance (KLA)’s series “Unjust Enrichment: The Making of Land Grabbing Millionaires”,

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Kenya Land Issuance Disaggregated Data Analysis

This booklet reveals that women only got 103,043 titles representing 10.3 percent, while men got 865,095 titles representing 86.5 percent of the total. The glaring disparity is made clear when looked at against the actual land sizes and titled for women against men. The data sample shows that out of 10,129,704 hectares of land titled between 2013 and 2017 women got 163,253 hectares representing a paltry 1.62 while men got 9,903,304 hectares representing 97.76 percent.

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DFID Support To Kenya Land Reform Process

The consultancy required a Project Completion Report of DFID’s support to the Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) and advice to DFID on possible future activities that would support pro poor land reform in Kenya. This final report has been prepared following the comments on the draft report by the Hon Kimunya, Minister of Lands and Settlement, and senior managers in the Ministry, the responsible DFID-Kenya officials and KLA’s Co-ordinator.

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Strengthening Women’s Voices in the Context of Agriclutural Investments: Lessons From Kenya

This report, which focuses on Kenya, constitutes one of four country-wide assessments produced under the overall project. It draws on a literature review conducted by the Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) with additional inputs from IIED, as well as on primary field research conducted by KLA in April 2016 (see Section 1.2 for further information about the research methodology). The primary aim of this report is to inform practitioners, policy makers and researchers about key governance issues relevant to the strengthening of women’s empowerment in community land stewardship and accountability in agricultural investments in Kenya.

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Land & Property Rights

The women Land Rights Project is a project of Kenya Land Alliance that aims at actualisation Women land and property rights, as provided in the Constitution of Kenya, 2013 and as a means towards poverty alleviation. This considering the fact that, in Kenya where the foundation of most communities is Agriculture and livestock production, women contribute up to 80% of workforce yet they only hold 1% of registered land in their names and around 5-6% of registered titles are held in joint names (Kenya Land Alliance, 2013).

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Unjust-Enrichment-Volume 2

The figures of public resources estimated to have been channeled into private pockets are so high one hopes, obviously against hope, that they would turn out to be typographical errors. The figures of public resources estimated to have been channeled into private pockets are so high one hopes, obviously against hope, that they would turn out to be typographical errors. Our estimates covering only part of the reports findings show that within a short period of about ten years, a few thousand Kenyans were unjustly enriched by as much as Ksh 53 billion through grabbing of public land at three forests, parastatals and protected areas.

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National Conference on Emerging Land Issues in Kenyan Agriculture and their Implications for Food Policy and Institutional Reforms

For a long time sub-Saharan Africa has been considered to have abundant and underutilized land than any other continent. On the contrary, recent studies show that many rural Africans live in increasingly densely populated areas where all arable land is allocated or under cultivation. This has led to a long-term decline in farm size and reduced fallows.

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LAND USE IN KENYA-THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL AND USE POLICY

This book exposes the key land use and environmental problems facing Kenya today due to lack of an appropriate national land use policy. The publication details how the air is increasingly being polluted, the water systems are diminishing in quantity and deteriorating in quality. The desertification process threatens the land and its cover

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KENYA LAND POLICY: ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

This analysis and recommendations stem from USAID/Kenya’s request for an assessment of Kenya’s draft National Land Policy (dNLP).4 It was conducted under the global task order: Property Rights and Resource Governance Program, a mechanism designed and supervised by USAID-EGAT’s Land Resources Management Team under the Office of Natural Resources Management.

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THE LAND SECTOR NON-STATE ACTORS (LSNSA)

kenya land alliance download :Memorandum On Continued Engagement With The Ministry Of Lands On Land Reforms Presented To: The Ministry Of Lands. The approval by the public of the Constitution at the referendum on August 4, 2010 and its promulgation on August 27, 2010 heralded a new dawn of governance in Kenya. Through its broad provisions, it is expected that it will spur social and economic development and secure the land rights of all Kenyans, by among others guaranteeing them ownership, control and access to natural resources. It is also expected to ensure their participation in decision-making processes. Significantly, it is also expected to introduce governance structures that are projected to improve Kenya‟s democracy. The many references to land, natural resources and environment within the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and the provisions carefully crafted to deal with these issues are clearly indicative of the very high value that Kenya attaches on the question of land and associated resources. The adoption of the Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy attests to the same. And this is with very good reason. Land is indeed a critical resource for economic growth, social development, and poverty reduction. Thus, the terms on which land is held, used and transferred have important consequences for economic growth, the distribution of wealth, social cohesion and reduction of poverty.

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THE RURAL WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS CHARTER: TOWARDS ACHIEVING WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS

The Rural Women’s Land Rights Charter of Kenya is a bold expression of the concerns/ issues and their aspirations of women living in rural areas on land matters. At the core of these aspirations is the  realization of secure and protected women’s land rights and security for their land-based livelihoods. Women from rural areas in 24 counties in Kenya highlighted their issues and expressed the kind of change they would like to see on matters land through the Rural Women’s Land Rights Charter. Rural women in a breakfast launch in Nairobi proclaimed this charter on October 13th 2016. During this launch, the Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning and the Chair person of the National Land Commission committed their institutions to fully implement the demands. The Rural Women’s Land Rights Charter of Kenya is a bold expression of the concerns/ issues and their aspirations of women living in rural areas on land matters. At the core of these aspirations is the realization of secure and protected women’s land rights and security for their land-based livelihoods. Women from rural areas in 24 counties in Kenya highlighted their issues and expressed the kind of change they would like to see on matters land through the Rural Women’s Land Rights Charter. Rural women in a breakfast launch in Nairobi proclaimed this charter on October 13th 2016. During this launch, the Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning and the

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Gender Aspects of Land Reform Constitutional Principles

Throughout this pocket size booklet, Land Reform Volume 4, KLA proposes that collectively as a nation, and especially during this time of the constitutional review process. The principles outlined be embraced with the purpose of providing women a deliberate opportunity to engage in decision-making as regards land-use,management and ownership.

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The National Land Policy in Kenya Critical Gender Issues and Policy Statements

The purpose of this Issues Paper is to move the debate and stimulate discussion of issues relevant to women’s land rights and social security beyond the unfulfilled demands for gender responsive land policies and land legal framework. It is based on lessons learned from various research findings, Kenya Land Alliance experience and discussions with colleagues with whom we work with in various capacities on land policy and law reforms in Kenya and others parts of Africa.

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Kenya Land Issuance Disaggregated Data Analysis

This booklet reveals that women only got 103,043 titles representing 10.3 percent, while men got 865,095 titles representing 86.5 percent of the total. The glaring disparity is made clear when looked at against the actual land sizes and titled for women against men. The data sample shows that out of 10,129,704 hectares of land titled between 2013 and 2017 women got 163,253 hectares representing a paltry 1.62 while men got 9,903,304 hectares representing 97.76 percent.

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Strengthening Women’s Voices in the Context of Agriclutural Investments: Lessons From Kenya

This report, which focuses on Kenya, constitutes one of four country-wide assessments produced under the overall project. It draws on a literature review conducted by the Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) with additional inputs from IIED, as well as on primary field research conducted by KLA in April 2016 (see Section 1.2 for further information about the research methodology). The primary aim of this report is to inform practitioners, policy makers and researchers about key governance issues relevant to the strengthening of women’s empowerment in community land stewardship and accountability in agricultural investments in Kenya.

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Land & Property Rights

The women Land Rights Project is a project of Kenya Land Alliance that aims at actualisation Women land and property rights, as provided in the Constitution of Kenya, 2013 and as a means towards poverty alleviation. This considering the fact that, in Kenya where the foundation of most communities is Agriculture and livestock production, women contribute up to 80% of workforce yet they only hold 1% of registered land in their names and around 5-6% of registered titles are held in joint names (Kenya Land Alliance, 2013).

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    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN 15TH OCTOBER 2018 PROGRESS IN ADDRESSING WOMEN LAND RIGHTS – RETRACING THE JOURNEY

    THEME: “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender
    equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”

    Time is now to transform rural women’s lives. Rural women make up the majority of Kenya’s agricultural labour force. They ensure food security for their communities and build climate resilience in this time of the challenges of climate change. But their crucial role they play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, forces us to ask the basic questions flagged by Professor Henry Bernstein in his book on Class Dynamics of Agrarian change, 2010 of: who owns what?, who does what?, who get what?, and what do they do with? As we commemorate 10 years since the first International Day of Rural Women was established on 15th October 2008. We need to ask these right questions in recognition of the substantial proportion of the women’s agricultural labour force, including informal work, and performance of the bulk of unpaid care and domestic work within families and households in rural areas. Women make significant contributions to agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, yet structural barriers and discriminatory social norms continue to constrain women’s decision-making power and
    political participation in rural households and communities. This year marks the second anniversary of the Women to Kilimanjaro Initiative. This initiative culminated in the launch of the Rural Women’s Land Rights charter for Kenya and the Africa wide charter on rural women land rights. It is therefore an appropriate moment to take stock of the progress made so far and what lies ahead.

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    Land Sector Non State Actors-(LSNASA) Press-Petition

    The Land Sector Non State Actors (LSNSA) is a network of civil society organizations working together to promote secure and equitable access to land and natural resource for all through advocacy, dialogue and capacity building. We petition parliament on issues we hold to be of fundamental importance in the context and content of the two bills before the National Assembly.

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    Land-Laws-Amendment-Bill-2015

    The first set of the land laws were enacted in 2012 in line with the timelines outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In keeping with the spirit of the constitution, the Land Act, Land Registration Act and the national Land Commission Act respond to the requirements of Articles 60, 61, 62, 67 & 68 of the Constitution.