Inequitable land resource management is a key driver of conflict at many levels in Solomon Island society. There is a lack of inclusiveness in natural resource governance especially for women and youth to reduce conflict in Solomon Islands.
The Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources (IGNR) Project provides technical assistance through timely reform of Solomon Islands' legislation and policy with regards to private sector land ownership for natural resource exploitation.
The IGNR project also builds capacity of community leaders to ensure processes determining customary land ownership do not override or dismiss traditional land rights especially of women, which may lead to more conflict.
- The Government is equipped with analyses, laws, policies and frameworks on land and natural resource management which are inclusive and reflective of customary governance.
- Communities adversely affected by land and natural resource mismanagement including Violence Against Women/Girls participate more strongly in decisions on land and natural resources.