Land Tenure Reform in Central African Republic

In early December 2012, the Government of the Central African Republic officially launched a land tenure reform process. This process commenced with a multi-stakeholder workshop where two inter-ministerial committees were launched by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister indicated the government’s intent to lead a public consultation process that results in the formulation of a consolidated vision for land governance, taking into consideration international principals such as the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests.

USAID’s PRADD project assisted with the launch of the land tenure reform workshop and will sit on the two inter-ministerial committees formed. Lessons learned from the project’s experience in documenting and recording customary property rights within artisanal diamond mining areas will be critical in informing aspects of the reform process. Media coverage of the land tenure reform launch workshop in Bangui, was broad.