Zambia Land Alliance is a network of NGOs working for just land policies and laws that take into account the interests of the poor. The organization promotes secured access, ownership and control over land through lobbying and advocacy, research and community participation. The alliance began as a committee in 1997 to coordinate activities of member NGOs. The formation of the alliance was necessitated by the Zambian Government’s land reform process initiated in the early 1990s.
ZLA has identified that lack of security of tenure coupled with poor administration and management of land as well as an inadequate legal and policy framework, pose serious threats to land tenure security of the poor in Zambia. It is to this effect that ZLA intends on engaging a consultant to develop an advocacy strategy that will contribute towards ZLA’s effectiveness in addressing the current noted issues. ZLA is certain that through this advocacy strategy the land rights of those affected or at risk of being affected will be protected and that Zambia will move towards having a comprehensive legal and policy environment that addresses the different dimensions of both customary and statutory tenure.
INVITATION TO EXPRESS INTEREST TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH INTO THE ISSUES THAT VULNERABLE GROUPS FACE RELATING TO LAND
Despite land being a major resource for sustainable livelihoods in Zambia especially amongst the poor communities living on customary land, Insecurity of land tenure continues to be a foremost challenge for many today. Zambia’s current laws and policies do not adequately protect the land rights of people living on both customary and statutory land. They are also blind in providing guidance on the administration and management of customary tenure. This has lead to an increase in the non recognition of various kinds of rights that customary land holders have.
Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) is a network of NGOs promoting fair land policies, laws and administrative systems which take into account the needs of the poor. ZLA is a platform for collective action commited to promoting equitable access control and secured ownwership of land by rural, peri- urban and poor and marginalised, through lobbying and advocacy, networking and community partnership. ZLA has a presence in 10 districts namely: Chingola, Chipata, Gwembe, Kafue, Kitwe, Lusaka, Mansa, Monze, Petauke and Solwezi.