Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources Project


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. 

Planned Outcome

  1. The Government is equipped with analyses, laws, policies and frameworks on land and natural resource management which are inclusive and reflective of customary governance. 
  2. Communities adversely affected by land and natural resource mismanagement including Violence Against Women/Girls participate more strongly in decisions on land and natural resources. 



Project start date:

December 2019

Estimated end date:

December 2021

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Solomon Islands

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Peacebuilding Fund
  • Australian Dfat
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $856,541

    2019 $44,648

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