FriEnt-Study 07/2019

Land and Conflict Prevention

How integrated solutions can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals



Foreword and Preface
Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Michael Hippler and Dr Thomas Helfen, Co-Chairs of the FriEnt Steering Committee

Map: Land and Conflict Prevention: Overview of the case studies and key messages

Chapter 1: Land laws, policies and land reform

Facilitating peaceful mediation: establishment and strengthening of local dispute resolution bodies
Florian Nitzinger and Marcella Sobisch, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Dr Babette Wehrmann, independent expert
Countries: Uganda, Madagascar, Benin, Burkina Faso, Laos and Peru

Agrarian conflict settled through small-scale land reform
Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria (KPA)
Country: Indonesia

Vacant land does not exist
Ralf Symann, MISEREOR
Country: Myanmar

Repeal of a discriminatory law and peaceful land restitution
Rowshan Jahan Moni, Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD)

Land rights in the times of climate crisis: The example of Tacloban
Dr Almuth Schauber, MISEREOR
Country: Philippines

Chapter 2: Land and external investors

Land and conflict prevention, achieving SDG 16
Santigie Sesay, Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF)
Country: Sierra Leone

Between “strong institutions” and the “political marketplace”: layers of land conflicts in Northern Kenya
Dr Elke Grawert, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
Country: Kenya

Land grabbing for mining in the Katanga region
Author: Dr Audace Manirahinyuza, Service d’Appui au Dévéloppement Régional Intégré (SADRI)
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Chapter 3: Land and gender

Women’s land rights and peaceful societies
Author: Carsta Neuenroth, Bread for the World

Peacebuilding starts at home – gender-just access to land for escaping hunger and for peaceful and inclusive societies
Authors: Dr Karin Gaesing and Jana Herold, Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)
Countries: Burkina Faso, Benin, Ethiopia

Chapter 4: Indigenous peoples, land and conservation 

Planning for peace and justice – Preventing violence through participatory land use planning in Mount Balatukan
Author: Arianne Gijsenbergh, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Country: Philippines

Copaibo and how to combine resource protection and settlements in Bolivian lowlands
Author: Dr Kristina von Stosch, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Country: Bolivia

A chance for change
Author: Claudia Christine Wolf, Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL)
Country: Sierra Leone

More peaceful and inclusive communities through empowerment and training of indigenous leaders on conflict and gender
Authors: Mechthild Bock, María José Muñoz and Sondra Wentzel, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Country: Peru

Chapter 5: Farmer-herder conflicts

Towards a peaceful coexistence between herders and farmers
Author: Roger Blench, independent consultant
Country: Nigeria

Preventing violence over the use of land in the Farrey Forest: dialogue secures livelihoods
Author: Alhassane Younfa, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Country: Niger

Key lessons and the way forward

Key lessons and the way forward for accelerating joined-up implementation of SDG 16, gender and land related goals
Authors: Marc Baxmann and Caroline Kruckow, FriEnt


Published by

FriEnt – Working Group on Peace and Development


Marc Baxmann, FriEnt

Caroline Kruckow, FriEnt