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Land Rights & Settlements

Recognition of the right of the poor to land is vital to forestall future conflicts over ownership and access to productive assets in post-war Angola. There is concern that the 2004 Land Law potentially weakens small holders’ and peri-urban occupants’ tenure rights, the majority of whom do not have formal, and/or legal, land titles, in favour of those with privileged access to registered land titles.

For the urban poor, most of whom have fled to the city during conflict years, the acquisition of a housing plot and subsequent construction of a residence is the only means of wealth accumulation and a principal crisis-coping mechanism. The population of Luanda has grown eight fold since independence and most of the settlement and housing plot acquisition has been through the informal land market. Three quarters of the residents of the peri-urban districts of Luanda have no clear legal title to the land that they occupy.

Development Workshop has taken a lead in research and advocacy on land tenure issues and helped to found the Rede de Terra (or the Land Network), a grouping of civil society organisations created to facilitate discussion among communities on ideas and concerns around the land issue. DW has engaged the Government on land tenure policy reform and is building municipal capacity in local land management and titling.

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Paul Jenkins e Harry Smith: Na missão com DW sobre desenvolvimento urbano em Huambo

Monday, 24 June, 2013
Professor Paul Jenkins e Dr. Harry Smith, diretor do Centro de Meio Ambiente e Assentamentos Humanos (CEHS) de Edimburgo, passou duas semanas em Angola, com a Development Workshop em Junho de 2013. A missão de apoiar o desenvolvimento de conhecimentos e atividades de intercâmbio em DW sobre as questões de desenvolvimento urbano com foco no desenvolvimento peri-urbana e da Administração Municipal...

Angola: Land Resources and Conflict

Thursday, 6 June, 2013
Author: Allan Cain. Published in PCNRM, Vol. 2-014. Angola is often cited as a classic case of natural resources sustaining a conflict (Hodges 2001). Angola’s protracted civil war (1975–2002) was mainly financed through the wholesale extraction of oil and diamonds. The armed struggle for liberation from Portuguese rule started in 1961, but resistance had begun earlier...

Cadastros como Ferramenta para Gestão Urbana - Maio 2013

Monday, 27 May, 2013
Massamba Dominique e Moises Festo da Unidade de Sistema de Informação Geográfica da Development Workshop e a equipe do Programa de Posse de Terra, colaborou para dar um treinamento no Huambo em "Cadastros como Ferramenta para Gestão Urbana". A equipe técnica do Governo Provincial do Huambo e 15 técnicos dos municípios em toda a província foram treinados no curso de uma semana. O curso focado em...

Curso Para Administradores dos Munipios Urbanas - Maio 2013

Monday, 27 May, 2013
Director do Development Workshop Allan Cain apresentou este curso no Instituto de Formação da Administração Local (IFAL) em Luanda a semana de 27 maio, 2013. Ver apresentações em powerpoint e ouvir gravações de áudio deste curso de formação e material do curso também. Download do Planeamento Urbano Abordagens & Ferramentas: Manual de Formação Gestao Urbana (4a Edição). Este manual tem como...

Improving Land Tenure Security in Huambo, Angola

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013
With support from the Cities Alliance and co-funding from UKaid, the Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project provides small-scale, targeted advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading initiatives. The project managed by Urban LandMark contributes to improved access to land for poorer people that, in turn, contributes to improved livelihoods, active citizenship...

Mercados de Terra Urbana e Microfinanças para Habitação em Angola

Monday, 13 May, 2013
NOVAFRICA, juntamente com o Centro de Pesquisa Econômica e Social da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Agostinho Neto, realizou um workshop sobre mercados de habitação e urbanização na África sub-saariana. Aconteceu no dia 13 de Maio, na Aula Magna da Faculdade de Economia, que a Universidade Agostinho Neto em Luanda. Development Workshop diretor Allan Cain fez uma apresentação sobre "Mercado...

2013 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC: Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013
Development Workshop's director Allan Cain presented a paper and PowerPoint presentation at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington DC titled 'Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola', authored by Allan Cain, Beat Weber and Moises Festo. The authors argue that despite a rather challenging environment, land readjustment in Angola has the potential to...

Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013
Author: Allan Cain, Beat Weber & Moises Festo. Development Workshop's director Allan Cain presented this paper at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty on April 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The authors argue that despite a rather challenging environment, land readjustment in Angola has the potential to become an important tool for urban planning. DOWNLOAD...

Teaching case study: Angola and informal land tenure arrangements

Thursday, 14 March, 2013
Author: Development Workshop & Urban LandMark. This teaching case study draws on research that investigated the extensive informal land market in Luanda, Angola. It 
examines how urban land is transacted and the mechanisms by which it is secured and regulated. It recognises the intense pressure on urban land experienced as a result of urban in-migration during and...

Luanda’s Post-War Land Markets: Reducing Poverty by Promoting Inclusion

Friday, 1 February, 2013
Author: Allan Cain. Published in Urban Forum (2013) 24:11–31. This paper presents the results of work on property markets in Luanda that permit a better understanding of the nature and economic value of land and identify the problems and potentials the market has to offer. The paper argues for a major reform in public land policy, recognising the legitimacy of common...

Workshop on Large-Scale Land Accumulation

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012
This workshop took place as part of the National Forum on Large-Scale Land Acquisition. The Forum aimed to enhance national capacity through the partner organizations in monitoring large scale land acquisitions in Angola that potentially come into conflict with community and individual local family land claims. Photo of Casimiro da Costa.

Forests & Biomass inventory for the Provinces of Benguela and Huambo

Sunday, 1 January, 2012
The purpose of this project is to research on a plantation asset for potential REDD+ activities. This project is a feasibility study project.

Métodos de Planejamento Urbano: Projetos de Land Readjustment e Redesenvolvimento Urbano

Monday, 8 November, 2010
Métodos de Planejamento Urbano: Projetos de Land Readjustment e Redesenvolvimento Urbano", uma publicação por Felipe Francisco De Souza, 2009 está agora disponível para leitura online em issuu.com/landreadjustment/docs/metodos_planejamento_urbano  

Research and Practice as Advocacy Tools to Influence Angola’s Land Policies

Friday, 1 October, 2010
Author: Allan Cain. Published in Environment & Urbanization, Volume 22, Number 2. This paper discusses how research on urban land promoted the need to formalize the poor’s informal occupation rights as the government developed a new land policy. The research looked at both formal and informal mechanisms to access land by poor and war-affected populations and at the...

Women's Land Rights in Post-Conflict Angola

Tuesday, 1 July, 2008
Author: Robin Nielsen. Published in Reports on Foreign Aid & Development, Number 125. Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government to address land...

LAND RIGHTS FORMALIZATION IN RURAL AND PERI-URBAN SETTINGS IN ANGOLA

Thursday, 1 May, 2008
Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government  to address land tenure and property rights issues early on in the post-conflict strategy of national...

STRENGTHENING LAND TENURE AND PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ANGOLA

Thursday, 1 May, 2008
Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government  to address land tenure and property rights issues early on in the post-conflict strategy of national...

Direito a Terra e Resolução de Conflitos na Terra Urbana e Rural na Província do Huambo

Friday, 1 February, 2008
Este manual tem com objectivo principal é de informar e sensibilizar os residentes das zonas peri-urbanas e rurais como adquirir ou regularizar direitos de posse a terra e em caso de conflitos de terra saber como resolvê-los. O manual pretende também providenciar estes conhecimentos numa perspectiva da defesa dos interesses da mulher e de outros grupos vulneráveis (pessoas repatriadas e...

Direito a Terra e Resolução de Conflitos na Terra Urbana e Rural na Província do Huambo

Friday, 1 February, 2008
Este manual tem com objectivo principal é de informar e sensibilizar os residentes das zonas peri-urbanas e rurais como adquirir ou regularizar direitos de posse a terra e em caso de conflitos de terra saber como resolvê-los. O manual pretende também providenciar estes conhecimentos numa perspectiva da defesa dos interesses da mulher e de outros grupos vulneráveis (pessoas repatriadas e...

Strengthening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola

Monday, 1 October, 2007
  The USAID Angola’s Strengthening Land Tenure and Property Rights Project is managed by ARD and with implementation assistance from its partners, Development Workshop (DW) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI). The Project continues USAID-Angola’s support to land reform and land rights strengthening begun in 2004 as part of its assistance to the Government of Angola. The Project grew...

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