This is also a challenge closely related to forest conservation and food security, among other issues, which explains the partnership that has developed between the Fondation Chirac and French notaries on issues of land rights and access to resources.
Many key figures are expected at this meeting, experts in European and international land legislation, prominent actors from economic, legal, and political sectors, and most notably, Ms. Leroy, Vice President of the World Bank.
4 topics will be discussed during these two days of exchanges:
- Land issues in Africa (demographic, economic, sociological, cultural, and those related to food security)
- Rural and urban land rights
- Secure land tenure for sustainable development of Africa
- The response of African notaries for land tenure accessible to all
This final topic will be the opportunity to present the proposals in Maître Harissou’s book, La Terre, un droit humain, which offers an innovative solution to strengthening land rights: a secure, simplified land title (TSS) based on a successful experiment in Madagascar (see the article “Land, a human right that requires immediate consolidation”)