Land-based investments can create significant grievances for local individuals or communities, and host governments seeking to address those grievances must navigate a complicated landscape of legal obligations and pragmatic considerations. This training module covers lessons from CCSI’s recent report, Land Deal Dilemmas: Grievances, Human Rights and Investor Protections. It can be used for a range of audiences, including to train government representatives, donors, community members, civil society representatives, or other relevant stakeholders. It aims to familiarize participants with: (1) common grievances that can arise from land-based investments; (2) the legal obligations relevant for governments confronting such grievances; and (3) practical solutions for governments to address such grievances.
This training module was prepared by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). It comprises:
- 1. PowerPoint slides for presentation of Land deal dilemmas: Grievances, human rights, and investor protections (in .pptx and .pdf form)
- 2. Accompanying notes for the presentation
- 3. Exercise: Options for resolving land grievances (versions for participants and for trainer)
Cordes, K.Y.; Johnson, L.; Szoke-Burke, S. Land deal dilemmas: Grievances, human rights and investor protections (Training Module). Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, New York, USA (2016) 96 pp.