Practical Implementation Guide on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Customary Land Registration in Malawi

This guide is a practical resource on how to promote gender equality and social inclusion in customary land registration processes in Malawi. The guide is designed to complement and be read alongside the Training & Operations Manual for Piloting of the Malawi Customary Land Act (2016) by Systematic Registration developed by the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development (MLHUD).

The target audience for the guide is all stakeholders directly involved in customary land registration, including government officers and partners working alongside the MLHUD Land Reform Implementation Unit, who should be familiar with the 2016 Customary Land Act (CLA) and other relevant land legislation and policy.

The document includes a series of short practical guidance on gender equality and social inclusion for the whole land registration process and for specific steps. It can be used in its totality, or the different sections can be used by field staff as a quick tool to assist gender and social inclusion integration in each step of the land registration process. The guide can also function as a general guideline for gender equality and social inclusion sensitization and training of different stakeholders and field teams.