Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
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This project seeks to prioritize and mainstream global mandate, Provision(s) and initiative(s) promoting access to land and protecting security of tenure, rights and the guarantee against arbitrary deprivation among women, children, Minority, Migrants and the displaced often ignored on certain basis, by creating various levels of recognition and obligation on the part of States.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

In many Nigeria customs, cultures and traditions as well as existing laws and policies that prevent children, women, migrants, minority and the displaced often from owning, retaining, inheriting or getting property or access to land. However, there various created levels of recognition and obligation on the part of States too. These rights are further impeded by the discriminatory attitude of the people based on certain inheritance injunctions, cultural and traditional stigma. There is lack of available resources and awareness through an international instrument as well as formal laws and policies to empower child, women, migrants, Minority and the displaced to have rights to land and property. Development of a formulated an international mandate in a predefined prioritized laws and policy plan activities promoting access to land and property that are derived from a range of international rights and development standards that will be enforceable. As the regulation and protection of these international may take different forms at states and local level. Ironically, endorsing several international right centered mandates which facilitate access to land and property.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Some of these global initiatives creating access to land include the 1976 UN Conference on human Settlements, the 1988 Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000 and the Second United Nations Conference on human Settlements (Habitat II) in 1996, etc these constitute of framework for realising land, property and housing rights.Also, the UN Declaration draft on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 1994 and September 2007 and other treaties on indigenous people connects land and property rights to indigenous minority people globally. Article 43 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples affirms that the rights therein “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world” Now that the Declaration has been adopted by the UN General Assembly, negotiation processes between Indigenous Peoples and States to redress land and other rights violations must not fall below the basic, minimum standards contained in this universal human rights instrument. Taken together, they could be seen as a consensus forming part of international expectations and standards the prospects for enhancing access, protection, implementation, facilitate and empowerment of land and property rights in which make up part of a ‘soft law’ creating various levels of acquisition, management, administration, enjoyment and disposition to land and property as a potential for supporting gender, children, minority, migrant rights. These rights arise out of a variety of constitutional and legal principles, international human rights treaties, political declarations, customary practice and international standards which constitute the framework for realizing and enforcing land and housing rights at various levels globally. This project will be carried out through the provision of various available international declarations, covenants and standard etc. to states.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The social impact will provide nn opportunity for the people to regain their rights to land and property that in the past was under improper control by several factors. There will be international practice, standards to formulate and implement law will create legal certainty for people about their land and property especially women, children ,immigrants and the minority etc.Through formulating international provision in laws and policies to land and property can be a basis for the settlement of land disputes, whether between individuals, community groups, or between the people or the government. In addition to this, there will be legislation and policies in regarding land and property management that will be harmonized with international provisions.
About You
Our Soil Africa Foundation
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Organization Name

Our Soil Africa Foundation

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Organization Address

13 Okija Street, Mile One, Diobu, Port Harcourt

Organization Country

, RI

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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•Documentation and distribution of international rights publications, this will expand, shape and boost the awareness and access to information scope of this international mandate at community level and other levels.
•Support government at all level, civil society organization and local resource centers with relevant information to promote access to land and property.
•Online collaboration and partnership with international rights groups, justice and land Ministries, provincial/local government administration and Land Boards to enhance effective collaboration at all level.
Facilitate training and debate to enhance the prioritizing of international rights to land and property.
•Exchanging and mapping out best practices to ensure access to international rights with justice and human system.
•Building and uniting community support and works to partner with children, women, migrants, minority and the displaced on actions that will not prevent their rights


2011:increase and extend access to available resources on international right policies and treaties to land and property, this shall be done through collaboration and partnership actions with stakeholders at all level in government as well as civil society groups such as discussion, involving policy reforms and providing input and feedback to promote access to land to create awareness and provision of all available international resources, technical support and information to international standards to land and property rights, in addition, provision of proposals for reforms to existing laws on land and property rights at government at all level.
2012:prioritize and mainstream international laws into formulated laws through available reform actions to laws and policies at government at all level as well as support communities at cross regional level who express interest in land laws through international laws and treaties. 2013:extend and ensure full implementation of international provision to convene more policy dialogues and inform more policy formulation, as well as impact on practice to ensure full regulation of initiatives not promoting access to land and property rights

How many people will your project serve annually?

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?


If so, how?

International mandate on peoples right to land and property seeks opportunities to share best advocacy practice to prioritize and mainstream at a multi-prong approach through round table debates, forums, legislative advocacy and other practicable measure in dialoging and engaging leaders from land, legal and administrative sectors to discuss the arising issues in the community, state and federal level and synergise efforts to identify interventions that policy makers should consider. This will impact public policy that will influence and have affirmative action specifying international standards and access to land and property rights as well as guarantee against arbitrary deprivation among women, children, Minority, Migrants and the displaced. To ensure the level of impact on public policy by this project, there shall be evaluations that will be support other states that require replicating its land policies and laws.

What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?


Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with businesses?

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your innovation.

This international mandate to people’s right to land and property is an advocacy mechanism that is a resource tool for access to international standards, best practice, laws, policies and treaties to promote access to land and property rights as it strives on partnership globally in the legal, land, property and other stakeholders through a networking collaboration justice and therefore thrives on good will from partners in the formal legal sector and stakeholders by providing a bridge through information sharing between legal, land, property actors and vulnerable members in the society which access to land and property and guarantee against arbitrary deprivation among women, children, Minority, Migrants and the displaced often ignored on certain basis, by creating various levels of recognition and obligation on the part of States. This will be carried out through certain government operated resource centre and services and multiple community collaboration and partnership with CSOs, FBOs, NGOs, real estate and land agencies, individuals volunteers etc. by a united and committed partnership.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

International mandate to people’s right to land and property use own resources and seeks innovative ways to get and attract increased financial support through contributions, gift program, freewill donations, grants etc. as a tool to reduce challenges and gap in this project.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

The defining moment that led to this development of this initiative is centered around series reoccurring conflicts from land and property claims based on indigenous, cultural and government factors and efforts to find lasting solutions to these issues as it affects mainly women, children, minority, migrants and the displaced as it was initiated into an idea when I attended the recent launching of international peace centre, jos, Nigeria. As a participant I was humbled in grief over the presentations by individuals and groups that centered on land and property. I therefore decided to adopt this initiative as an idea to raise awareness through international mandate to resolve series of land and property issues through series of strategies that will identify and support reforms to existing land and property laws, policies and legislative actions. Hence this was a defining moment for me for the idea and establishment of this activity.

Tell us about the social innovator—the person—behind this idea.

Mr Prince Amadichukwu is the social innovator behind this activity. I was born on the 28th day of june 1977 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state in Nigeria. A graduate of computer science and post graduate diploma in international affairs and having training in other administrative, local governance management and entrepreneur as well as diplomacy concern. Having associate and consultancy services with at various level and organization, seek to empower the deprived mainly children, women, migrants, minority and the displaced in order to help them achieve the full potential as their always having a full responsibility and role for their families and communities.
I have always give all thanks to God Almighty and would appreciate the efforts of my fiancé for her advices and always lending a hand of support where there is a challenge and believed that my ideas will generate unity, togetherness and peace with all involved and feel satisfied having people.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Newsletter from Changemakers

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Which (if any) of the following strategies apply to your organization or company (check as many as apply)

Policy advocacy to strengthen property rights or increase security of tenure, Formalizing and documenting property rights (i.e. titling, leasing or certification), Legal education and awareness, Developing/applying technology for surveying, mapping and documenting property rights, Other.

Please explain how your work furthers one or many of the above strategies (if you selected “other”, please explain your strategy)

This project will further the strategies through Planning laws and policies and regulation to land and property development,administrative, legislation as well as Housing rights and development and regional development and rights to land and property.