Our work

At the Tenure Facility, our goal is simple: we work with Indigenous Peoples and local communities across the developing world so they can thrive, and expand the sustainable management and protection of their forests and lands. We have two main objectives: customary territories are made more secure by governments in targeted developing countries; and practical approaches for implementing land and forest tenure reforms are shared and leveraged by practitioners and stakeholders to enable greater support and investment in securing land rights.


In countries where land rights are implemented, Indigenous Peoples and local communities thrive and expand the sustainable management and protection of their forests and lands. Our partnerships expand across the developing world, for the betterment of themselves and the global society.

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The Tenure Facility provides the flexible and direct support that Indigenous Peoples and local organisations need to respond at the speed and scale necessary to secure the lives of the millions of people and hectares of forest that are at immediate risk.

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Read about how the struggle for land rights has evolved in the countries where we work. The timelines in this section provide a brief overview of the key historical moments that lead us to where we are today.

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How we work

The Tenure Facility provides dedicated financial and technical support for practical approaches that demonstrate the steps needed for recognition and protection of community and Indigenous land and forest rights.

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