Customary Tenure Workshop organized in Yangon

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Customary Tenure Workshop organized in Yangon

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11 March 2016

Customary Tenure Workshop organized in Yangon

MRLG and LCG organized on 15 February 2016 the Customary Tenure Workshop with 48 participants from 33 partner organizations and Government Stakeholders at Summit Park View Hotel in Yangon.

The objective was to be able to plan for future activities, enlarge existing learning and alliance for the Customary Tenure, and propose next steps to sharing information for the Customary Tenure activities in Myanmar to have a common understanding with Government stakeholders and reform actors.

During the workshop, partners shared the Customary Tenure Case Studies. The customary tenure movie was also viewed. Kirsten Ewers presented her study findings on Communal customary Tenure in Chin and Shan State on how to build awareness and protect upland communities from concessions and land alienation. U Shwe Thein (director of LCG) presented on how customary tenure is recognised in the National Land Used Policy, as well as the potential next steps towards customary tenure recognition in future land law and opportunities for engagement.

Way Forward

The way forward come out from the break out session with the objective to develop cooperation and sensitize to empower of communities for effective recognition of their rights.

  • Group 1 : Next steps after NLUP – Effective recognition of customary tenure in the future law –reaching a common definition of CT and develop pilot activities for CT recognition
  • Group 2 : Sensitization and empowerment of communities for effective recognition of their rights