Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

In fragile contexts, the immediate impacts of climate change on precipitation and temperatures risk to combine with political and social tensions exacerbating destructive competition over scarce natural resources.

This is tragically evident in Africa’s semi-arid Sahel region, where recurrent droughts, population growth and weak governance ​are increasing pressure on land and water

Lack of effective and legitimate dispute resolution mechanisms, both formal and customary, combined with weak land rights and land governance systems, are main underlying reasons for the escalation of competition ​over natural resources into violent conflict.

This webinar explores how rule of law-approaches, such as the strengthening of legal and judicial systems, good governance and the empowerment of justice seekers, can help address the root causes of conflict while fostering development goals, with a focus on peace, climate and access to justice.

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Details:  Zoom webinar  |  Tuesday, 15 September, 2020  |  17:00 - 18:00 CEST (GMT+2)


  • Esther Obaikol, Land Governance Expert, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Secretariat

  • Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Professor of Law, University of Nairobi

  • Thomas Ritzer, Political Affairs Officer, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

  • Marco Lankhorst, Program Advisor Sahel, IDLO


  • Romualdo Mavedzenge, Regional Manager, Africa, IDLO



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