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Tools for » PBF/LBR/F-1: Support to the Establishment of a Land Disputes Prevention and Resolution System in Liberia – Phase I
Project ID:00080550Description:PBF/LBR/F-1 Land Dispute
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 12 Dec 2011
Property & Land -W1
End Date*: 30 Jun 2013
Country: Liberia Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNHABITAT - UN Centre for Human Settlement

Project Description:

This intervention supports the design, establishment, implementation and institutionalization of an alternative land disputes resolution system for Liberia, by implementing activities that will strengthen existing land disputes resolution capacity, increase the public understanding of land rights and overall contribute to peaceful resolution of land disputes in Liberia.

Priority Area(s) and Outcomes:

Priority Area 2: National Reconciliation

Out-come: The establishment of a system for alternative land disputes resolution increases tenure security addresses land grievances and strengthens capacity for peaceful conflict mitigation, social cohesion and national identity building.

Out-put: Local and county level land disputes are resolved to prevent conflict escalation

Outputs and Key Activities:

The project will support the establishment of a functional land disputes resolution system that will work with key partners to realize the following outputs/activities:

  1. Consultative design and establishment of a land disputes resolution system that will ensure all Liberians have equitable access to land dispute resolution mechanisms, support an early warning system and generate data to inform policy decisions,
  2. Piloting of the system in selected counties ensuring active participation of women and youth groups;
  3. Support the  LC to develop short and long term procedures, policies, programs and laws to harmonize land dispute resolution, offer means for land disputes resolution accessible and affordable for all groups, improve coordination in the land sector and take pressure off the courts thus contributing directly to peace building, stability, equitable growth and natural resource management for the benefit of all Liberians; and
  4. Implementing training / public awareness activities aimed at improving the capacity of LDRT partners to manage land disputes and the general public understanding of land issues and peaceful land dispute resolution mechanism in Liberia with special focus on women, youth and marginalized groups.
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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Liberia or the lead agency for the programme.

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