The purpose of the Rwanda Land Dispute Management Project (LDMP) is to support and strengthen local resolution of land disputes. This effort is particularly appropriate right now because the Government of Rwanda (GoR) is piloting a process for formalizing land rights, with the goal of eventually formalizing land rights nation-wide. The LDMP is being implemented in two pilot areas with four main activities:
This report is an outcome of Activity 3 of the LDMP. It describes the training of local dispute resolution institutions on conflict resolution methods and relevant land legislation, and includes the curriculum, agenda, and trainee guide. This activity was primarily undertaken by the Rwandan NGO, Rwandan Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD), in cooperation with ARD, Inc.
ARD, Inc. of Burlington, Vermont, USA is implementing the LDMP, with a grant from USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, Contract No. 696-A-00-07-00006-00. ARD’s partners are the Rwandan Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD), the Rural Development Institute (RDI), and the Center for Justice and Peace building (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University.
ARD and its partners work hand-in-hand with the Rwandan Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA) (formerly, the Ministry of Lands, Environment, Forestry, Water, and Mines (MINITERE).
Authors: Rwandan Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD), in cooperation with the Rural Development
Institute and ARD, Inc.
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