TMG Think Tank for Sustainability

Frederike Klümper

Programme Lead - Land Governance

Frederike's thematic interests include the governance of natural resources, social accountability tools, and participatory development approaches. She has previously worked as a researcher and adviser with diverse organizations in Africa, Europe and Central Asia. Frederike obtained a PhD from the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies for her work on water and land governance in Tajikistan.

Frederike Klümper
Haki Ardhi – the women’s land rights reporting tool
Media Coverage

Haki Ardhi – the women’s land rights reporting tool

Haki Ardhi offers a bottom-up monitoring and reporting system that demonstrates promising potential to increase access to justice, bolster accountability in land governance, and realise just transitions.
Pioneering systems change: grassroots action forges gender-just pathways to accountability
Blog Post

Pioneering systems change: grassroots action forges gender-just pathways to accountability

The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) focused on how to reform institutions that routinely exclude women and eliminate poverty
Shaping Just Transition: TMG Research's strategic contributions to building momentum for a land tenure and climate agenda in the three Rio Conventions
Blog Post

Shaping Just Transition: TMG Research's strategic contributions to building momentum for a land tenure and climate agenda in the three Rio Conventions

Building momentum around climate action and land tenure
Land Rights and Gender Responsive Climate Action Seminar
Blog Post

Land Rights and Gender Responsive Climate Action Seminar

Towards Climate Justice: Securing Women’s Land Rights for a Resilient Tomorrow
Harnessing Synergies and Mobilizing Joint Action: A Historic First Workshop on Women’s Land Rights with all Three Rio Conventions
Blog Post

Harnessing Synergies and Mobilizing Joint Action: A Historic First Workshop on Women’s Land Rights with all Three Rio Conventions

Reducing systemic inequalities, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and conserving biodiversity through nature conservation, sustainable land management and restoration
Women's rights ARE human rights
Blog Post

Women's rights ARE human rights

Harnessing the power of human rights to secure women's land tenure security
The power of human rights to protect tenure rights
Blog Post

The power of human rights to protect tenure rights

A call to human rights and land actors to join hands and advance human rights-based approaches to land governance
Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure (VGGT)
Blog Post

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure (VGGT)

A Decade of the CFS VGGT: assessing progress and enhancing accountability
How should we apply the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure? Takeaways from a training session ahead of the 10th anniversary of the VGGT
Blog Post

How should we apply the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure? Takeaways from a training session ahead of the 10th anniversary of the VGGT

TMG Research hosted a VGGT Training in August 2021, focusing on the practical implementation of the Guidelines within its partner countries. This article summarizes the key takeaways.
Developing a human rights approach to land governance: a workshop report
Blog Post

Developing a human rights approach to land governance: a workshop report

How mapping stakeholder relations can help to improve land conflict resolution mechanisms
Opportunities for enhancing recognition of tenure rights for community forests. The case of Loita Community Forest in Narok County, Kenya

Working Paper

Opportunities for enhancing recognition of tenure rights for community forests. The case of Loita Community Forest in Narok County, Kenya

Examining the contribution of community forests to national Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) and land restoration targets: a follow-up to the implementation of the UNCCD Decision 26/COP.14 on land tenure.

Written by Washe Kazungu, Check Abdel Kader Baba, William Onura, Frederike Klümper

Published on Jan 31, 2024

Safeguards for Carbon Markets – Prioritizing Local Communities’ Tenure Rights

Info Brief

Safeguards for Carbon Markets – Prioritizing Local Communities’ Tenure Rights

As carbon markets continue to gain traction, we need to look into the impact they will have on rural communities who currently rely on the lands where these projects will be implemented.

Written by Moritz Hauer, Washe Kazungu, Frederike Klümper

Published on Oct 12, 2023

Responsible land governance in LDN programmes: The risks of decoupling forest conservation from legitimate tenure rights in Madagascar

Working Paper

Responsible land governance in LDN programmes: The risks of decoupling forest conservation from legitimate tenure rights in Madagascar

Examining the challenges to safeguard and integrate legitimate tenure rights in management and policy decisions: a follow-up to the implementation of the UNCCD Decision 26/COP.14 on land tenure.

Written by Check Abdel Kader, Baba, Frederike Klümper, Harifidy Rakoko Ratsimba, Washe Kazungu, Jes Weigelt

Published on Sep 19, 2023

The role of community forests in national LDN and land restoration programmes: A case study of community forest parcels in Taita Taveta County, Kenya

Working Paper

The role of community forests in national LDN and land restoration programmes: A case study of community forest parcels in Taita Taveta County, Kenya

Examining the contribution of community forests to national Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) and land restoration targets: a follow-up to the implementation of the UNCCD Decision 26/COP.14 on land tenure.

Written by Washe Kazungu, Frederike Klümper, Check Abdel Kader Baba

Published on Sep 19, 2023

Responsible land governance  in LDN programmes - Malawi Case Study

Working Paper

Responsible land governance in LDN programmes - Malawi Case Study

Monitoring the impact of Land Degradation Neutrality measures on legitimate tenure rights of forest-adjacent communities: a follow-up to the implementation of the UNCCD Decision 26/COP.14 on land tenure.

Written by Washe Kazungu, Check Abdel Kader Baba, Frederike Klümper, Jes Weigelt

Published on Aug 03, 2023

Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and LDN

Technical Guide

Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and LDN

TMG contributed to this technical guide that aims to inform policy and decision makers on the potential and means whereby which legitimate and secure tenure can accelerate progress towards LDN and other restoration commitments.

Written by FAO, UNCCD, TMG Research

Published on Jun 01, 2022

Concept Note: Human Rights-Based Land Governance Monitoring

Concept Note

Concept Note: Human Rights-Based Land Governance Monitoring

Short paper outlines the rationale behind project in Malawi linking land rights to human rights

Written by Frederike Klümper

Published on Nov 26, 2021

Strengthening Accountability for Responsible Land Governance: Linking Governance of Tenure to Human Rights

Article

Strengthening Accountability for Responsible Land Governance: Linking Governance of Tenure to Human Rights

Making a case for adopting human rights-based monitoring approaches to strengthen the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

Written by Anna Katharina Kramer, Frederike Klümper, Alexander Müller, Francesca Thornberry

Published on Oct 08, 2021

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