Tradition, Coalition Building, and Biological Community Protocols in Land Conflict Disputes: The Case of Tanchara, Ghana

This case examines how the Tanchara community of Lawra in partnership with an NGO used consensus building assemblies grounded in local structures and knowledge(s) of the Upper-West region, to successfully create an inclusive coalition of support, empower women, establish Biological Community Protocols, and lobby against a government approved mining scheme.

Indigenous Management System (IMS) – Insights from the Ethiopian Qero Management System

An “indigenous management system” (IMS) is a collaborative and participatory form of environmental sustainability and conservation practice led by local indigenous groups and informed by local indigenous knowledge, customs, seasonal cycles, membership, and community deliberation. It involves the creation of an inclusive indigenous regulatory framework for environmental and food governance.