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LIWG Supports Development of the Lao National Land Policy

LIWG, 23 May 2014

The long term LIWG work in supporting the development of the Lao National Land Policy (NLP) has continued over the past months, in cooperation with partners and stakeholders. Through extensive analysis, consultation, and research into international best practice, the LIWG has further developed its recommendations to the NLP, with the aim of enhancing utilization of land for the economic, social, cultural and spiritual advancement of the people of Laos. The NLP Handout (Eng/Lao) gives an easy-to-approach summary of our Key Recommendations.

Our main recommendation is:

First community land titles issued for resettlement village in Nakai district

Vientiane Times, 28 Jan 2013

The first community land titles in Laos have been issued for the Nam Theun 2 resettlement villages in Nakai district, Khammuan province. The titles were issued in Nakai district in compliance with the concession agreement, whose aim is to ensure the permanent access and use of land and to preserve natural resources for long term development by the villages resettled by the Nam Theun 2 dam project. Along with the community land titles for agriculture and forestry land, titles were issued for community and state infrastructures.

Press release on communal land titles in Sangthong district

SNV, DLMA Sangthong, February 21, 2012

On 20 February 2012 the Governor of Sangthong District and the District Land Management Agency overseen by high ranking officials from Vientiane Capital (Chief Cabinet of the Provincial Governor’s Office, Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce, Vice President of the Lao Women Union) and supported by GDG-SNV organized the official handover of Communal Land Titles to 5 village chiefs (Kum ban pattana number 05) totaling 2,189 hectares, represented by 7 gold framed communal land titles (Bai Ta Din Khok Thong).

National Workshop Proceedings – Forest Tenure and Policies in Lao PDR

RECOFTC, February 17, 2012

A national workshop on Forest Tenure and Policies in Lao PDR was recently held in Vientiane from 28-29 November, 2011. The workshop was hosted by the Department of Forests of Lao PDR, with support from RECOFTC – the Center for People and Forests and the Rights and Resources Initiatives (RRI). The key objective of the workshop was to continue the process of learning on forest land tenure reform from various countries, review and reflect on the current states of forest tenure in Lao PDR, and work out on pathways to forest tenure change.

Laos issues its first communal forest land titles: National workshop discusses lessons learnt

The LIWG Communal Land Titling workshop gathered together a variety of public, private and civil society organisations.

Forest Carbon Asia, November 10, 2011

In recent landmark developments, Laos issued its first communal forest land titles on an NGO development project site. Mr. Chanthaviphone Inthavong of the National Land Management Authority laid out the background and government plans for land titling including communal titling, while local government agencies presented their experiences from the case study. Next steps?

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