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Within the framework of Twinning arrangements programme, one of Arab Land Initiative programs funded by Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), HLRN and ISTIDAMA Center held a workshop on developing permanent solutions for land governance for the displaced and HLP in Sudan, on December 11, 2022 at the University of Khartoum.

The twinning project has sought to support civil organizations in Sudan’s Darfur and South Kordofan states in their transition from common charity and relief roles to play more-effective development roles, particularly in land policy formulation and implementation in cooperation with other relevant actors. The project enabled relevant organizations in those target states, as well as representatives from Blue Nile, Khartoum and al-Qadarif states, to learn, know and apply the applicable norms and good practices related to responsible land governance toward durable solutions, including resettlement, for IDPs.

The most important recommendations of the workshop are deepening community participation and counseling in land rights options, paying attention to studying and planning available land uses for the settlement of displaced persons, integrating customs with national laws, capacity building in the areas of STDM and VGGT, promoting women's ownership of land, and strengthening the capacities of civil society organizations in the field of land rights.