New films and partners

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce that Namati is seeking new partner organizations and unveiling four videos about our approach to protecting community lands.

Call for New Community Land Protection Partners

Drawing on five years of research and field-testing, Namati and our partners have developed a powerful process by which communities can map their resources, resolve boundary conflicts, draft and adopt rules to manage natural resources sustainably and equitably, and formally register their lands. 

By the end of the process, communities are empowered to set their own course of development and negotiate with potential investors on their own terms.

To keep pace with the global land rush, thousands of communities must take action to protect their rights. Namati is looking for new partners to adapt our approach to support communities in their regions.

Apply Here
The deadline is April 15, 2015

Namati will provide selected partners with the tools, support, and resources they need to successfully pilot this approach. We work with partners as equals: together, we learn from experience, improve on our methods, and advocate for better government policies. 

How To Protect Community Land

These short videos illustrate Namati’s approach to community land protection. Learn more on our website.

Please help us share these videos widely: forward this and share on Facebook and Twitter. Together we can grow the global movement for protecting community lands.

Provides an overview of the full community land protection process, the role of grassroots legal advocates, and resulting positive impacts.
Mapping and Boundary Agreements
Describes the process of mapping lands and natural resources, harmonizing boundaries, resolving land conflicts, and seeking formal documentation for community land rights.
Making Rules for Land Governance
Illustrates the drafting of by-laws and creation of mechanisms for accountable, equitable and sustainable governance of community lands and natural resources, including protections for the rights of women and marginalized groups.
Protecting Land and Livelihoods in Investment Negotiations
Explains how communities can empower themselves to negotiate with potential investors and ensure that agreements promote genuine community prosperity. 

Each of these videos is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.


In solidarity,
Rachael, Jaron, Marena, Vivek, and the entire Namati team

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