- World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
- March 17, 2017
- Friday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Scaling a Collective Land Rights Approach: the Role of CCRO in Strengthening Tenure in Tanzania by Edward Lekaita
World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
Friday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
March 17, 2017
The presentation introduced the Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCRO) as a special and valuable legal tool for strengthening land tenure, especially for pastoralists and hunter-gatherers whose livelihoods and practices calls for commonly shared resources. A CCRO promotes equality by protecting the interests of an entire group, thus strengthening the rights of vulnerable people, women, children and other minorities in a community who share and depend on communal land and its resources.
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Edward Lekaita is practicing lawyer, trained both in Tanzania and South Africa. He Holds Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Trade Law. He is currently a practitioner and an attorney of the High Court of Tanzania. Edward Lekaita, has 7 years of working experience with UCRT and currently works as legal Advisor, Head of Advocacy and WMA Governance Specialist at UCRT.