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Hon. Ismael Mali Avui, Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, Mr Allan McNeil, Commissioner of Lands, Ms Hellen Ohukeni, Director Land Reform, Ms Mary Tegavota, National Recorder and Mr Vardon Hoca, UNDP Programme Manager with members of the Sahalu commun

The UN Development Programme in Solomon Islands has supported the Government’s Customary Land Recording programme conducted by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey in three target provinces – Guadalcanal, Western and Malaita.

On 19 November 2021, UNDP and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey representatives handed over the certificates of land recording completion to the customary landholding group of the Sahalu community in Guadalcanal Province, confirming the recording of their lands in the Repository of the Central Land Records Office.

The Customary Recording was carried out under the Customary Land Act and preceded by public awareness dialogues and consultations, boundary mapping and reconciliation between customary landholding groups’ members.

With the Sustainable Development Goals as a guiding thread, UNDP works to promote peace and inclusive societies by supporting and partnering with governments, civil society organizations and people to participate in processes to prevent conflict and sustain peace.

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