Mokoro Seminar: Women’s Land Tenure Security

Friday 1 September 2017

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
Time: 10am to 1pm BST

Mokoro’s next seminar features our multi-country strategic research project on Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS). The WOLTS project got underway almost two years ago and this seminar offers the first major opportunity in the UK to hear directly from the WOLTS team about the initial findings from their research so far.

The team have been investigating the intersection of gender and land relations in four pastoralist communities in mineral-rich areas of Mongolia and Tanzania. The seminar will set out key findings and provide insight into the participatory approach and methodology that the team have developed in their work in the communities through various fieldwork phases to date.

Mokoro’s partners on WOLTS are HakiMadini in Tanzania and People Centred Conservation in Mongolia. Team members from both organisations will be speaking at the seminar alongside core Mokoro team members. The seminar will be chaired by our WOLTS Team Leader, and Mokoro Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Daley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS)
WOLTS aims to improve the land tenure security of women and vulnerable groups within communities and to support communities as a whole to protect their land from external threats, with an initial contextual focus on pastoralism and mining. Our study first investigates the state of land relations and then seeks ways to improve gender equity in local land tenure governance and management that are grounded in our research findings and which draw on international good practice. WOLTS is an action-oriented research project and emphasises capacity building of local people, partner organisations, and land tenure governance institutions and processes to contribute to tangible improvements in the land rights of women and vulnerable groups.

RSVP
To confirm your place, please email Jim Grabham (jgrabham@mokoro.co.uk) before Friday 25th August.

Further details
Agenda to follow.

The venue
The seminar is being held at Quaker House in Oxford.