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Land in Africa Conference 8-9 November 2004, Church House, London Working Group 3 Urban and peri-urban land development and land use conflict
Document begins: Land in Africa Conference 8-9 November 2004, Church House, London Working Group 3 Urban and peri-urban land development and land use conflict Presentation given on behalf of Anna Tabaijuke UN Habitat. Responses by: Sulemana Mahama Ghana Rocah Mongbo Benin and Senegal Gilingwe Mayende South Africa Rich debate followed the scene setting from the UN Habitat and country level presentations from Ghana, Benin, Senegal and South Africa. The group recognized that · Countries are at different stages in the formalization of their land rights and this has impacted on how the particular issues of land are addressed at the urban and peri-urban levels. Further different customary approaches are in place in different parts of Africa. · Customary and informal systems are themselves changing and dynamic with the urban and peri-urban situation and may be different from the past. With new rules and structures evolving this calls for support to deepened learning, innovation and mainstreaming of good practice. · That between countries and even within countries there are different sets of urban and peri-urban challenges due to: history and settlement patterns for example South Africa has a very different history of settlement to patterns in say west Africa; the pace of ...