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Towards a critical mass for social justice in community territorial governance in Kenya

On the invitation of UNDP GEF SGP, the ICCA Consortium, the Forest People Programme, Natural Justice and the Indigenous Peoples Forest Network, more than 20 people convened in Nairobi on March 2017 to discuss social justice in community territorial governance. The meeting offered an opportunity to examine the situation of communities struggling for land and natural resource rights in Kenya, and to analyse the processes and mechanisms available to support them. These include seeking recognition as ICCAs and/or engaging in the Whakatane Mechanism. The ICCA Global Support Initiative also offers an avenue to support and strengthen community work, including in legal literacy and advocacy for community conservation and livelihoods issues.

More information is to be found in this report, produced by the Forest Peoples Programme, a Member of the Consortium.

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