COLANDEF is an NGO that aims to secure land tenure rights and promote women’s empowerment in Ghana through local governance, policy advocacy, and mainstreaming gender into development.
Omidyar Network has funded COLANDEF to implement a two-year advocacy and media campaign to improve customary land rights documentation across Ghana. Within this project, COLANDEF aims to produce an agreement between Customary and Statutory leaders on the form and process for customary land rights documentation, and to produce and then pilot a handbook and template agreement for documenting land rights. The project’s media component aims to educate rural populations about the benefits of land documentation, their rights, and how to obtain documents. It consists of 24 primetime appearances on Ghanaian TV, and will potentially reach six million people.