Baseline study zooms in on women and land use in sub-Sahara Africa


Namibia will launch the baseline study that was conducted in 2016 by the University of Namibia which was aimed at investigating the status of women’s land use, ownership and rights under customary land tenure system, at an event on Thursday in Ongwediva, northern Namibia.

The study was prepared for the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German political foundation, through the special initiative, ‘One World- No Hunger: strengthening Women’s land use and land ownership in Sub-Sahara Africa’.

KAS resident representative, Thomas Keller on Tuesday in a statement said the study conducted examined the rights provided by the Communal Land Reform Act of 2002 and subsequently assessed the level of awareness and knowledge among women about the Act.

According to Keller the study in Namibia focused on women in the northern parts of the country namely, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto Regions.

Keller said at the launch, his organization is also going to hand out the Namibian Constitution translated in the Oshiwambo language, which is spoken in the northern parts of Namibia, for easy understanding for the community. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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