Follow the Money: A regional initiative for the protection of land rights launched

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Follow the Money: A regional initiative for the protection of land rights launched

Myno

28 January 2016

Phonm Penh. Inclusive Development International (IDI) and Equitable Cambodia (EC) launched the Follow the Money (FTM) Initiative  with an Inception Workshop on January 12-13 at Khmer Surin, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Around 30 people representing key stakeholders from all four countries of the Mekong region and students from Columbia University’s Business and Human Rights attended the event.

The FTM Initiative is an innovative strategy to empower local communities and indigenous peoples to overcome the negative impacts of rapid economic growth and elaborate interconnected global investment to their land tenure security. It aims to pave the way to greater accountability for the protection of land rights.

During the inception workshop IDI and EC explained the rationale for the project and key concepts, such as investment chains and pressure points. Several case studies were also presented to further clarify the FTM concept. At the end of the workshop, strategies and plans on how to roll out the project in 2016 were developed. These will support and enhance existing work being done on land rights advocacy by those organizations who attended the workshop.

The FTM Initiative is one of the 10 Innovation Fund projects being supported by the Mekong Region Land Governance Project funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and German Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Related article: http://www.inclusivedevelopment.net/idi-launches-pioneering-new-program-that-will-shine-a-light-on-the-invisible-backers-of-land-grabs/