|Livelihood Sovereignty Alliance
The Forest Peoples Land Rights Network (LandNet)
|The Forest People’s Land Rights Network (LandNet) is an initiative of CIRUM that aims to promote land rights for ethnic minorities, by ethnic minorities themselves. LandNet was officially launched in April 2013, and relies on the principles of volunteering, democracy and cooperation. Its overarching goals are to assist Ethnic Minorities to manage natural resources effectively, secure their forest-based livelihoods sustainably and conserve traditional cultures.
LandNet employs the participatory approach of the LISO Alliance, of which CIRUM is a core member, which has over 2 decades of experience in the field of community development and sustainable natural resource management in Vietnam and Laos. LandNet focuses on counseling activities, and supporting sustainable solutions for EM communities in management and use of land resources in the highlands of Vietnam and Mekong Delta subregions. LandNet members actively participate in trainings courses, workshops and advocacy activities.
LandNet is active at national and local level. Its management structure consists of Regional Coordinators and a Secretariat.
For more information about LandNet head to the website
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Orientation for LandNet activities between 2016 to 2018:
● Continue to strengthen the participation of the core LandNet members in consultation activities for amendments to the Law on Protection and Development of Forests and related policies;
● Organize training sessions to enhance local capacity to manage small grants aimed at developing forest-based livelihoods models (i.e Indigenous tree nurseries, Restoration community forest restoration) in Kon Tum, Quang Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Lang Son and Lao Cai;
● Assist with training courses about eco-farming practices, tree nursery management, and fruit tree management in different regions ( i.e the Farmer Field School);
● Continue to maintain and expand the network of forest management and protection groups in Lao Cai, Lang Son, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Kon Tum. Key areas are communes in Simacai district (Lao Cai), Phin Ngan and Den San commune (Bat Sat district, Lao Cai) and Cao Son commune (Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai);
● Expand and develop participatory forest management groups in Que Phong district (Nghe An). Particularly, establishing women-led forest management groups in Dong Van commune (Que Phong district, Nghe An)
● Improve the quality of LandNet’s website by updating regularly with regional LandNet activities in both Vietnamese and English;
● Continued advocacy for laws and bylaws related to natural resource management
For more information, please contact LandNet Secretariat Bui Tien Dung, email: firstname.lastname@example.org