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See the stunning photos of the Bihari communities in Bangladesh, taken by Namati’s Bremen Donovan, which are being featured in the Guardian.
Namati’s Community Land Protection Program has published its summer 2014 newsletter. It contains updates on the program, details of some of our policy victories, news of how we are collaborating with groups around the world and a range of useful resources.
Namati’s Kanchi Kohli on how India’s ‘balance’ of industrialisation and ecological protection actually looks at the ground level.
Namati has joined with a group of civil society organizations to object to proposed policy changes at the World Bank that will weaken protections for indigenous people when the Bank funds development projects.
A new report from the global environmental research organisation, World Resources Institute, finds that strengthening communities’ forest rights reduces emissions and deforestation.
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Namati’s CEO, Vivek Maru, has written a chapter for a new book: The International Rule of Law Movement – A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward. Vivek’s chapter is entitled Legal Empowerment and the Land Rush: Three Struggles.
The New York Times’ photography blog documents the life of fishermen facing environmental and other dangers on Southern India’s “underreported and overlooked” coasts.
The Overseas Development Institute has published a new report entitled The Politics of Legal Empowerment – Legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development.
Lessons from the Field, the first in a new series of reports from Namati’s Community Land Protection Program, has been published. In this first issue, Namati’s partner in Uganda, LEMU, describes its innovative solution to overcoming land conflicts between community members.
The World Bank has launched a regional contest - Initiatives To Promote Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A new process for forest clearances has been proposed in India that makes no mention of the communities whose livelihoods and culture are rooted in the subcontinent’s remaining forests.
The Guardian’s Development Blog urges Narendra Modi and the BJP to follow through on their pledge to protect the land rights of India’s indigenous Adivasis.
‘Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment’ looks at the pursuit of justice through the inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources.
Namati’s CEO Vivek Maru will speak at a World Bank event in Washington D.C. entitled:The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward on June 23 at 10am.