The Tenure Facility is the first and only international, multi-stakeholder financial mechanism exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. It provides grants to implement tenure rights under existing law and policy and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge. Launched in 2014 by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the Tenure Facility is dedicated to scaling up recognition of collective land and forest rights globally. This helps reduce conflict and further the achievement of global human rights, environment, and development goals. The Tenure Facility is an international foundation registered in Sweden.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities supported by the Tenure Facility in its first two years of operations have advanced collective tenure security over almost 1,800,000 hectares of land and forest. Their achievements prove that with funding and technical support, indigenous and community organizations can achieve significant results in a short period of time.
Secure tenure rights are crucial to global security
The big picture
Tenure and conflict
Tenure and climate change
Tenure and poverty: Secure land rights can make a difference for the world’s poorest families (Landesa)
Research shows that clarifying and securing land rights can:
Tenure and women: Strengthening women’s poverty rights is the single most effective intervention for enabling women to overcome poverty (Landesa)