LAND CORE GROUP

Secure Land, Secure Lives.

Land Core Group (LCG) is a not-for-profit organisation promoting just and equitable land governance in Myanmar. We work with government and civil society to reform policies, laws and procedures that impact the rights of women and men smallholder farmers and indigenous communities to access, use and control land and natural resources.

Our Vision is for the people of Myanmar, including women and men smallholders, indigenous communities, and other vulnerable land users to fully enjoy equitable access to, use of, and control over land and related natural resources.

Our Mission is to promote equitable land and natural resource rights and use in the formulation and implementation of policies and laws to strengthen people’s ability to effectively claim their land rights through formal and informal mechanisms and to serve as a hub for research, information, and coordination for land-related work in Myanmar.

What We Do

We work across three main workstreams to achieve our vision and mission:

Multi-stakeholder engagement

We engage progressive actors in government to help them become more effective, and open spaces for the voices of affected communities, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders to be heard, to bring about improved land governance.
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Civil society engagement

We work with civil society organisations on land-
related issues and support efforts to increase the voices of affected populations.
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Research, knowledge, and information

We produce and share research, knowledge and information to strengthen understanding of key issues relating to land and natural resource governance in Myanmar.
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Our Values

Our work in this politically complex and sensitive environment is guided by a strong set of values:

Accountability
Accountability

We take responsibility for our actions and meet our commitments. We strive to always involve others in decisions that impact them and promote institutional accountability in our program work.

Transparency & Honesty
Transparency & Honesty

We strive to be open and truthful in everything we do and to engage in frank discussions at all levels.

Equality
Equality

We believe that all people deserve equal rights and opportunities and we challenge inequality at all levels.

Innovation & Learning
Innovation & Learning

We believe that learning and continuous improvement are key to creating innovative solutions for sustainable change to land governance.

Respect for Diversity
Respect for Diversity

We value diversity and treat everyone with fairness, dignity and respect. We seek to understand issues from every angle and to promote respect for diversity in land governance at every level.

Inclusion
Inclusion

We value inclusion in the way we work and in what we aim to
achieve. We believe that fair and just land governance must reflect
the rights and perspectives of all people.

Teamwork & Trust
Teamwork & Trust

We believe that collaboration, trust-based relationships and
teamwork are key to achieving high-quality outcomes.

Our Latest News

Myanmar farmland law threatens women’s land ownership (Coconuts Yangon)
Myanmar farmland law threatens women’s land ownership (Coconuts Yangon)
Aug 07 2019

Myanmar farmland law threatens women’s land ownership (Coconuts Yangon)

Aug 07 2019

Myanmar farmland law threatens women’s land ownership (Coconuts Yangon)

Youth and the Future of Land in Myanmar: Celebrating LCG’s Youth Program and 2018 Research
Youth and the Future of Land in Myanmar: Celebrating LCG’s Youth Program and 2018 Research
Jul 17 2019

Youth and the Future of Land in Myanmar: Celebrating LCG’s Youth Program and 2018 Research

Jul 17 2019

Youth and the Future of Land in Myanmar: Celebrating LCG’s Youth Program and 2018 Research

Bringing the land use policy to life (Frontier Myanmar)
Bringing the land use policy to life (Frontier Myanmar)
Aug 07 2019

Bringing the land use policy to life (Frontier Myanmar)

Aug 07 2019

Bringing the land use policy to life (Frontier Myanmar)

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