South Sudan

SSD

Sudan Rural Land and Governance Project

Project duration
January 2011 to December 2014
Project value
USD 8,998,131
Donors
Implementers

The Sudan Rural Land and Governance (SRLG) project is a follow-on project to the Sudan Property Rights Program (SPRP), which assisted the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) to develop a draft land policy based on extensive public consultation and research, as well as provided support to build the capacity of the South Sudan Land Commission (SSLC).

Reports & Research
July 2017
Africa
Sudan
South Sudan

 The Abyei Administrative Area (AAA) is a contested zone located on the central border between South Sudan and Sudan. Its status has remained unresolved since South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011, and the governments failed to agree on the border division. A United Nations peacekeeping mission, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), has since monitored the situation. It is entrusted with overseeing demilitarisation and maintaining security in the area.

How to deal with people in post displacement - reintegration: the welcoming capacity approach cover image
Reports & Research
March 2014
Global
Sudan
Burundi
Rwanda
South Sudan
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Liberia

In conflict situations, peace settlements and cease-fire agreements may often, end violent conflicts, but do not prevent renewed violence or guarantee a permanent end to conflicts.5 According to the World Bank, chances that renewed conflicts will erupt are high and even higher when control over natural resources is at stake.6 In the past two decades alone, Africa has experienced violent conflicts with successive cease-fire agreements and peaceful settlements, which have often been followed by outbreaks of new conflicts.

Reports & Research
December 2011
Kenya
South Sudan

n recent decades, many cities and towns around the world have seen dramatic population growth, with significant inflows from rural areas. People forcibly displaced by armed conflict, violence or natural disasters have moved to urban areas in search of greater security, better access to basic services and greater economic opportunities.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2013
Algeria
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Mauritania
Chad
Mali
Cameroon
Senegal
Central African Republic
South Sudan
Ethiopia
Niger
Eritrea

The paper analyzes land use changes, notably cropland expansion, in SE-Niger from the mid-1980s to 2011. It scrutinizes land use trajectories and investigates how cultivation shifts between dune landscapes and valleys (bas-fonds) in response to climate, population pressure, and sociocultural opportunities, combining lenses rooted in land change science and the notions of double exposure and human-environmental timelines. Specifically, the interest is directed towards exploring the value of different methods of land use data harvesting.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014
Algeria
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Mauritania
Chad
Mali
Cameroon
Senegal
Central African Republic
South Sudan
Ethiopia
Niger
Eritrea

The Sahel has been the focus of scientific interest in environmental-human dynamics and interactions. The objective of the present study is to contribute to the recent debate on the re-greening of Sahel. The paper examines the dynamics of barren land in the Sahel of Burkina Faso through analysis of remotely-sensed and rainfall data from 1975–2011. Discussions with farmers and land management staff have helped to understand the anthropogenic efforts toward soil restoration to enable the subsistence farming agriculture.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014
Algeria
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Mauritania
Chad
Mali
Cameroon
South Sudan
Central African Republic
Senegal
Ethiopia
Niger
Eritrea

Climatic stress and anthropogenic disturbances have caused significant environmental changes in the Sahel. In this context, the importance of soil is often underrepresented. Thus, we analyze and discuss the interdependency of soil and vegetation by classifying soil types and its woody cover for a region in the Senegalese Ferlo. Clustering of 28 soil parameters led to four soil types which correspond with local Wolof denotations: Dek, Bowel, Dior and Bardial.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2014
Algeria
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Mauritania
Chad
Mali
Cameroon
Senegal
Central African Republic
South Sudan
Ethiopia
Niger
Eritrea
Africa

Crown diameter and tree density were measured in 52 communities in the Sudan-Sahel using satellite imagery to determine the relationships between rainfall and distance from community center to crown size diameter and tree density. As distance from the community center increased, tree density and crown diameter decreased. As rainfall increased, tree density decreased while crown diameter increased. Distance from the community center is a proxy for age since urbanization and our results indicate that older parts of communities show longer and more consistent tree management.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Switzerland
Zambia
Germany
Madagascar
Tanzania
Australia
United Kingdom
Ghana
South Sudan
Sierra Leone
Ethiopia
Italy
Canada
Netherlands

تقرّ الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية بشأن الحوكمة المسؤولة لحيازة الأراضي، ومصايد الأسماك، والغابات، في سياق الأمن الغذائي الوطني بأنّ الاستثمارات المسؤولة التي ينفّذها القطاعان العام والخاص أساسية لتحسين الأمن الغذائي، وتدعو إلى استثمارات تصون مستخدمي الأراضي ومالكيها من خطر نزع ملكيتهم لحقوق الحيازة المشروعة. ويوفّر هذا الدليل الفني توجيهات مفصّلة للسلطات الحكومية المنخرطة في جهود تشجيع الاستثمارات والموافقة عليها ورصدها في جميع مراحل دورة الاستثمار، بشأن الإجراءات التي يمكن اتخاذها لإرساء بيئة مؤاتية للاستثمارات المسؤولة والمستدامة.