Original article by MRLG

Training on Recognition of Traditional Land Tenure Rights in Laos

The MRLG’s Laos Customary Tenure Recognition workstream training course was held at the Lao Front for National Construction Center from 8-12 June 2020 under the chairmanship of Mr. Khidlaxay Kokmila, Deputy Director General of the Department of Natural Resources.

The purpose of this training is to organize a pilot project on the recognition of land tenure rights in three types of forest areas.

The pilot project is being implemented in three districts of Khammouane province, which is implementing land-related activities such as land allocation and land use planning, survey and land mapping in 17 villages in three forest areas: protected forest, protection forest and production forest.

The purpose of this training is to strengthen the capacity of the participants in the tools and methods of the training on information dissemination and the promotion of project knowledge to the community.

For this training, a total of 15 people from many departments from the public sector participated in this training, such as from the Department of Land Management (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), the Department of Forestry and the Department of Agricultural Land Management (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry), the Lao Women’s Union and Central.

The coaching staff is from the LIFE team under the auspices of the European Union (EU).

This article was previously published on the Mekong Regional Land Governance website

Photos by: Lennon, LIFE’s trainer

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    Phonsavanh Tai village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR.