IIED webinar June 6 - "Enhancing accountability in agribusiness investments"

IIED is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar as part of IIED’s ‘Legal tools for citizen empowerment’ initiative on ‘Enhancing accountability in agribusiness investments: experiences from West Africa’

Including panellists Mamadou Fall from Innovation Environnement Développement en Afrique, Senegal, Mark Kakraba-Ampeh from the Land Resources Management Centre, Ghana and Samuel Nguiffo from the Centre for Environment and Development, Cameroon.

Why should you attend? A recent rise in agribusiness investments has increased pressures on land in many low- and middle-income countries. Rural people have come together to protect their rights, seek better terms or oppose the investments. This webinar will shed light on an initiative with projects in Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal designed to improve the accountability of the public authorities responsible for managing land and help people harness the law in order to have greater control over decisions that affect them.

When? Tuesday 6 June 2017

What time? 18.00–19.30 (Jakarta), 14.00–15.30 (Nairobi), 12.00–13.30 (London/Yaoundé), 11.00–12.30 (Dakar/Accra), 07.00-0830 (New York)

Where? From your desk or portable internet device (NB: webinars are online workshops that people can attend from their desk or portable internet device).

Who can attend? The invitation is open to anyone within your organisation who might find the topic relevant and, of course, more than one person in your organisation can join in.

How? Please email [email protected] by 29 May 2017 to receive joining instructions. @PhilippineSutz

For more information, please see the attached flyer. IIED Webinar_Legal Tools_6_June_2017_v2.pdf (3.2 MB)

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The blog and recording of this webinar are now available at: https://www.iied.org/using-legal-tools-make-agribusiness-investments-more-accountable

This great IIED webinar summarizes findings from:

Between 2014 and 2017, a project called ‘Pathways to accountability in the global land rush: lessons from West Africa’ worked in Cameroon, Ghana, and Senegal to help rural communities understand how to harness the law to give them greater control over the decisions made during agribusiness deals – a process called ‘legal empowerment’.

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