Tafila, Jordan - Dana and Qadisiyah Local Community Cooperative and the International Land Coalition are happy to announce they will be holding a conference on Local Communities, Pastoralism and Land Governance in the Arab States in Tafila, Jordan.
The conference will take place on the 26th and 27th of September 2017 at the Technical University of Tafila. Participants include members of local, national and regional civil society organisations, research institutes, academic institutions and land related government divisions.
The conference will be an opportunity for different actors working on land, agriculture and access to natural resources, to come together and discuss contemporary issues and challenges in land governance faced by communities in the Middle East region today. Secure land rights for local communities are a means to anchor people to their land and combat the problems resulting from displacement resulting from land grabbing, conflicts, natural disasters and unemployment.
The programme will centre around topics specific to the region, such as the Hima conservation system, pastoralism, people data and mapping, women and youth. This forum will provide a platform for participants to start a conversation on community centred land governance and forge a way forward towards solutions. The conference will attended by participants from Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Albania, Moldova, Kosovo, UK, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Kenya and Mauritania.
The organiser will convene a press conference on the 27th from 13:30-14:30 at Tafila Technical University.