The National Coordinating Body of Peasant Organizations in Mali (CNOP) and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation pioneered innovative approaches and tools for resolving tenure conflicts and encouraging collaborative natural resource management. The project capitalized on the opportunity to address land conflict in Mali, in the aftermath of Mali’s armed conflict, and contributed to achieving the 2015 Accord for Peace and Reconciliation. CNOP and HELVETAS organized and trained 17 local land commissions, established Mali’s first inter-community forest, and facilitated a local multi-stakeholder dialogue on mining. The potential for scaling up is promising, and the project is generating knowledge that will inform the development of cornerstone laws for rural land rights in Mali.
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Strengthened the capacity of 17 local land commissions to resolve conflict over land and resources in rural communities where courts are often too remote and expensive for villagers to access — in 22 months
To accelerate the implementation of innovative measures contained in the new land policy for decentralized and peaceful management of natural resources