Challenges and Opportunities of Community Land Dispensation:Kenya

The Community Land Act of 2016 provides a legal basis for protection, recognition and registration of community lands and has provisions for management and administration of the land by the communities themselves. However, implementation of the act has been slower than anticipated. This is despite the current  heightened investment interests in community lands for mega development projects.

Due to the scale of community land rights Kenya, there is a need to find a path forward to overcome the challenges and realize the benefits of community land dispensation under the Community Land Act.

This webinar was co-hosted by the European Union, the Government of Kenya, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Land Portal Foundation.

Moderator: Hussein Wario, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


  • Shadrack Omondi, Executive Director, Reconcile
  • Husna A. Mbarak, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Samuel Odari, Assistant Director for Land Adjudication at the National Land Commission

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