Dr. Tint Lwin Thaung: The Way Forward: Walking the Talk, With the Local People

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Dr. Tint Lwin Thuang

The Executive Director of RECOFTC, Dr. Tint Lwin Thuang, was invited to blog in anticipation of the “Scaling-Up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights” conference in Interlaken, Switzerland. The conference aims to “take stock of current efforts, identify promising strategies, and catalyze new alliances and action” related to land and resource rights. Dr. Tint Lwin Thuang’s blog points to strong and secure rightsgood governance, and fair benefits as the steps forward to secure land and resource rights for the local people. His post also discusses findings from a new research report on the state of community forestry in Asia, which will be launched during the Third Regional Forum on Community Forestry in November, 2013.

Stay tuned for more information.

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  1. Dr (Ms) Suvarna Chandrappagari

     /  September 19, 2013

    The article aptly mentions three important players (local people, government and land investors) in community lands management. As a senior policy level administrator working with government of Andhra Pradesh (India) on watershed management, I have also experienced what role NGOs/civil society can play in bringing awareness among the local communities as well as the government officials. Further, the stress should be on the benefits holistically, which include the produce rights besides the land tenure issues, especially when the land is owned by the government. I agree with the author that suitable models have to be engaged to extract maximum outcome out of the management arrangements.

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