Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World: Scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community, and women’s land rights

10/04/2017 - 10/05/2017






Thank you to all who joined us in Stockholm and online for the 3rd International Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights.

Please find the conference outcomes report here, and learn more about the conference on

Third International Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights

Inequality and the marginalization of women, Indigenous Peoples, and rural communities is driving political unrest, challenging conventional development models, and increasing calls for social, economic, and environmental security across the globe. Today, nearly a third of the world’s population does not have secure rights to the lands and forests they customarily claim. This insecurity undermines global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate change commitments of the Paris Agreement.

We invite you to join us for one of the largest international conferences advancing joint efforts to secure the land and resource rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and women.

Today, there are unprecedented commitments by governments, the private sector, and the international community to respect community and indigenous land rights as a solution to global inequality, conflict, and an increasingly unstable climate. A new set of tools and initiatives is already supporting efforts to scale-up rights recognition. However, the pressure on community lands continue to grow, community members who protect their rights do so at grave risk, and women who are increasingly playing a leading role in forest and land management continue to face injustice in both land rights and governance.

This October, we’ll convene to discuss our shared progress and devise strategies for an even more consolidated effort moving forward. We’ll also explore what new technologies and innovations can help us reach our shared goals.

Join Indigenous Peoples, community leaders, NGOs, governments, and private companies determined to channel the great ambition and willingness that’s needed to support land and resource rights around the globe.

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The event is co-organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), and the International Foundation for Science (IFS).
The event is held in collaboration with the Land Rights Now alliance, Interlaken Group, and LandMark.
Our media partner for the event is Devex.