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This video details the 8-step process PRADD developed to make the customary property rights of tribal communities visible within the structure of national statutory laws. The PRADD process helps the miners document customary property rights claims, eventually moving towards legalizing those claims at the government level and making it easier to trace the diamonds they find with the Kimberley Process.

About This Video

The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Project (PRADD) is a USAID-funded pilot program designed to improve the lives of diamond miners and their communities by developing methods to achieve clear, secure, and publicly acknowledged rights to land and resources. The methodology developed by PRADD helps miners to affirm their customary property rights claims, providing them a measure of protection they never had before. It also offers a way to improve compliance with the Kimberley Process, which was developed to trace a diamond’s origin to ensure that it was not used to fund violence. Two videos were made to show government officials, professionals working with the Kimberley Process and others involved in Land Tenure and Property Rights how the process works.

For further information, contact Gregory Myers or Michael Roth at ARD.