Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment

 

Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment

News and Blogs

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Oil exploration company in Okavango wilderness misled investors, complaint to SEC says

 
  LAUREL NEME AND JEFFREY BARBEE

A whistleblower complaint to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cites “egregious” violations by ReconAfrica and executives.

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Session Summaries: Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021

 
  Daniel Hayward
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Setting the scene: What are the RAI principles and how do they apply to Mekong forest landscapes?

 
  Mr. Daniel Hayward

The second day of the Forum built upon discussions around customary land tenure in the Mekong region, but with a focus upon private sector investment practices, particularly concerning agriculture

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Demystifying FPIC: Tools to support development, avoid conflict and respect community rights

 
  Mr. Daniel Hayward

The third session of the Forum explored the nature of FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) and how it fits into the Mekong landscape, using case studies from a Vietnamese coffee project, and a c

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Responsible Agricultural Investment in Mekong forest landscapes

 
  Mr. Daniel Hayward

The fourth session of the Mekong Land Forum introduced the ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investment and identified some of the challenges ahead in implementation.

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Looking at the future of customary rights in the forest landscapes of the Mekong region

 
  Mr. Daniel Hayward

In some closing words to the Forum, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations) applauded the attention given to customary land tenure.

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3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum: Forum Replay

 

Summaries and selected replays from the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum are available below. Full replays of the plenary sessions will be posted shortly -- check back soon!

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Strengthening the land rights of local communities and women in forest areas

 
  Mr. Daniel Hayward

The task of opening a large event is never easy.

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Responsible agricultural investment in Mekong forest landscapes: How do we get there?

 
  Rob Cole
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Enhancing responsible agricultural investment: What role should investment incentives play?

 
  Dr. Jana Herold

In the Mekong region, agriculture (including forestry and fisheries) employs over 43% of the population and contributes to around 16% to the regional GDP, making it an important sector for investme

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