February 1, 2012
10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Breakfast available at 9:30 a.m.)
The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London
Introduction by RRI Coordinator Andy White.
Alfred Brownell, Director, Green Advocates, Liberia
David Deng, Research Director, South Sudan Law Society, South Sudan
Lou Munden, Founder, The Munden Project
Jeffrey Hatcher, Director of Global Programs, RRI
Moderated by Fred Pearce, journalist and author of the upcoming book, The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth.
Closing by Tom Griffiths, Coordinator, Responsible Finance Programme, Forest Peoples Programme
RRI will launch a new report at the event title Turning Point: What future for forest peoples and resources in the emerging world order? This report takes stock of the current status of forest rights and tenure globally, assesses the key issues and events of 2011 that shape possibilities to improve local rights and livelihoods, and identifies key questions and challenges that the world will face in 2012 and beyond.
In addition, RRI will formally present Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa. This five brief series, written by RRI Fellow Liz Alden Wily, analyzes the roots of African land tenure systems, recent policy trends and puts the phenomenon of large scale land acquisitions in rich historical context.
Question and answer session to follow.
If you have not already registered, please RSVP as soon as possible to Angela Strader at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there. Please forward this invitation to any interested friends and colleagues.
Rights and Resources Initiative