Presentation on theme: "CHALLENGES AND OUTCOMES OF PILOTING THE SOCIAL TENURE DOMAIN MODEL (STDM) IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN Charisse Griffith-Charles, Asad Mohammed, Sunil Lalloo,"— Presentation transcript:
CHALLENGES AND OUTCOMES OF PILOTING THE SOCIAL TENURE DOMAIN MODEL (STDM) IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN Charisse Griffith-Charles, Asad Mohammed, Sunil Lalloo, Cyprian Selebalo, Danilo Antonio, Jamal Browne
T ENURE SITUATION IN THE OECS Two main types of informal tenures: 1. Squatting/illegal occupation of land 2. Family land – customary tenure
P ILOTING METHODOLOGY Pilots selected – Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent Two areas in each country selected to capture informal (squatting) and customary (family) lands. Study areas chosen based on annecdotal data and sampling done in a geographical cluster-census type methodology.
F AMILY L AND – S AINT L UCIA - P RASLIN
P RASLIN F AMILY L AND PETER JULIEN’s Land 10 Direct Descendants – Land Formally administrated 3 Legally appointed adminstrators 5-7 th Generation Heirs of Peter Julien Francis Family All Dead Sale? Inheritance?
P RASLIN – TYPICAL HOUSING UNITS
P RASLIN – S UBDIVIDED FAMILY LAND
S AINT V INCENT F AMILY L AND - L AYOU
T HE PECULIAR CASE OF L AYOU Land owned by the Government and Private individuals. Current occupiers are heirs of squatters. Heirs practice family land governance. Some occupiers gained “permission” to occupy from a local government official.
S AINT V INCENT F AMILY L AND – L A C ROIX
L A C ROIX - ACCESS Houses are built on steeply sloping land by which access is by foot on a series of make- shift stair cases or on terraced land. Vehicular access is not facilitated.
L A C ROIX – D IAMOND F AMILY The Matriarchs Dorris Diamond – Age 75 Cristina Diamond – Age 79 Photo Unavailable