Women’s land tenure security project (WOLTS)

Mokoro, Multi country

WOLTS is Mokoro’s practical, action-oriented strategic research project on Women’s Land Tenure Security.

For more than three years, WOLTS has been working with local partners People Centered Conservation (PCC) in Mongolia and HakiMadini in Tanzania, investigating threats to women’s land tenure security in pastoral areas affected by mining investments.

Employing a range of rigorous participatory fieldwork approaches, with multiple visits to validate and triangulate data, the WOLTS project aims to strengthen the evidence base and collaborate with local and national stakeholders to identify ways to secure land rights and support communities to withstand threats to their land and natural resources.

WOLTS’ broader aim is to develop a thoroughly tested methodology to build capacity and mainstream gender equality and women’s rights within community land management, land tenure governance and land rights protection, to secure the land rights of all vulnerable people.

WOLTS is led by Mokoro Principal Consultant, Dr. Elizabeth Daley, who is joined on the core team by Researchers Zoe Driscoll and Jim Grabham and Associate Consultant Kristina Lanz.

Read our Team Leader’s reflections on the early impacts of our work to date here. You can read our first four WOLTS blogs from Mongolia here, here, here and  here and a blog from Tanzania here. Check out our photo essay from Tanzania here too.
Read our latest WOLTS blog – WOLTS Team Perspectives No.2 – ‘How role-play changed two Maasai communities’ – available here.
WOLTS Team Perspectives No.1 – ‘Seats of power – women’s land rights and chairs’ is available here.
To find out more about WOLTS Mongolia, related reports and documentation, please click here.
To find out more about WOLTS Tanzania, related reports and documentation, please click here.

Sign up to our WOLTS mailing list here

The people behind the project

Project leader: Elizabeth Daley

Principal Consultant


Research Officer

Associate Consultant

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