THE EAST AFRICA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' LAND SUMMIT 2022
Last year IMPACT in collaboration with other development partners convened the first ever Community Land Summit which brought together the voices of communities from 24 counties with undissolved communal lands as identified by the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.The CLS also brought together government actors and other stakeholders to discuss on the community land registration processes five years after the enactment of the CLA 2016.
This is where it was decided that the Community Land Summit will be a premiere global land event that brings together all stakeholders to advocate and champion for communities to amplify their voices,share experiences, and take practical actions that ensure the rights of communities and indigenous peoples are protected
The 2nd edition of the Community Land Summit was held last week this time cutting across Africa.The event dubbed "The East African Indigenous Peoples’ Land Summit 2022" was co-convened by IMPACT Kenya and PARAN Alliance in collaboration with other partners. The Summit was held under the theme: Amplifying Collective Voices of Indigenous Peoples through Inclusive Dialogues and Learning to Enhance Land Rights for Livelihoods and Conservation in East Africa. The Summit built on the success of the first Community Land Summit held in December 2021 in Nanyuki Town, Kenya.
This year's the Summit brought together Indigenous Peoples; pastoralist and hunter-gatherer communities from Eastern Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, DRC, Rwanda and Burundi) to share and learn from each other on current issues affecting them, directly engage policy makers from governments, regional and sub-regional governmental organizations including AU, RECs, CSOs, the private sector and other actors; and together forge the way forward towards addressing those challenges. Over 300 IP community delegates from East Africa, high level representatives from the Africa Union, Regional economic communities, National and County Governments, Development actors, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Private sector, researchers and the academia attended. The summit adopted inclusive and consultative dialogues, cultural exchanges, discussions, plenary and other innovative approaches that ensured effective engagement of all participants.
As a result of this Summit ,a communique and report summarizing the discussions, propositions, and recommendations for action to enhance land rights for livelihoods and conservation in East Africa were developed.Click the link below to download the copies...