Ghana: Gender and the Land Access and Tenure Security Project

August 2016

Case study identifies good practices and lessons learned about including gender in a project designed to sensitize communities about the importance of securing land rights, build capacity of customary land secretariats, and provide alternative dispute resolution training to traditional authorities in the Northern Region of Ghana. The main recommendations: ensure messages are distinct and clear; support women’s groups to strengthen women’s confidence in the public arena; hold more frequent meetings that are responsive to ongoing questions; train in local languages; hold trainings at the local level; hold more frequent trainings and meetings, including follow-up trainings; address women’s issues directly in all trainings.