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Using Islamic principles to increase access to land and tenure security

Participants in session. hoto: GLTN partner

GLTN partners, UN-Habitat, the University of East London (UEL) and the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) have just concluded a learning event on land and property rights in the Muslim World that took place in Amman Jordan from 20 to 23 October 2014.

The event brought together 20 change agents from 6 countries and different backgrounds, organisations and countries with the aim to focus on the Islamic land framework, law and methodologies, Islamic human rights and land tenures, inheritance laws and systems and women’s access to land.  The training materials developed by GLTN formed the basis of discussion. Through interactive presentations, lively group work and discussions on case studies, the group further enhanced its capacity to use Islamic principles to increase access to land and property rights.

“It was the best and the most beneficial training I have ever attended”, noted a university professor from Egypt, who attended the event. At the end of the learning event, participants developed individual and group action plans that will enable them to put into practice what they have learnt, through their own means and in their own contexts. GLTN, in addition, enriched itself with new experiences, suggestions for improvement, and valuable new contacts with individuals and organisations active in the field of land and tenure security in the Muslim world and with whom GLTN will be keen to collaborate with in the future.

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