Measuring land insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa

From evidence to action

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Online event in partnership with the Global Land Alliance (GLA), the International Land Coalition Africa (ILC Africa), and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)


Prindex global data reveals a great deal of diversity in Africa in how secure people feel in their homes and on their land. Rwanda (8%) has one of the lowest rates of tenure insecurity in the world, whereas Burkina Faso (44%) has one of the highest.

The reasons behind this diversity include weak legal systems, overlapping statutory and customary regimes, poor enforcement, corruption, and land grabbing.

Rewatch the event for a presentation of Prindex findings on sub-Saharan Africa, followed by a panel discussion on using data on land and property insecurity to inform decision-making.

  • Guest speaker: Esther Obaikol, Land Governance Expert, IGAD
  • Moderator: Audace Kubwimana, Regional Coordinator for Africa, ILC


  • Ibrahima KA, Prindex Regional Coordinator for Africa
  • Clement Adjorlolo, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  • Ward Anseeuw, Senior Technical Specialist, ILC
  • Malcolm Childress, Co-Director, Prindex


  • Esther Muiru, Women's Land Rights Manager, International Land Coalition
  • Ruth Minja, Principal Statistician, Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
  • Taibat Lawanson,‬ Associate Professor of Urban Planning, University of Lagos


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