What we do

The Tenure Facility provides grants and technical assistance directly to Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ organizations to support initiatives that:

  • Scale up implementation of land and forest tenure reform policies and legislation by:
    – Providing support to establish legitimate tenure rights in areas where traditional communal rights are not formally recognized
    – Providing support for community mapping, demarcation, and registration efforts
    – Strengthening the capacity of national organizations to provide land tenure related services to reach disadvantaged and vulnerable groups
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  • Enable governments and communities to test new models, strategies and approaches by:
    – Testing practical solutions to implementation challenges
    – Assisting governments and communities to overcome administrative obstacles to land rights recognition and titling
    – Building capacity of government agencies responsible for titling and protecting indigenous and community rights