This paper is based on a preliminary exploration of local representation in the Bor County Land Authority (CLA) in South Sudan. CLAs were set up with the mandate to represent rural communities and incorporate local concerns in land matters. The study explored the means of CLA authorization, communicative interactions, and the extent of downward accountability.
Phil René Oyono is a Cameroonian researcher. He studied sociology, anthropology and social philosophy and leads the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative research team in the Congo Basin, with an extension to South Sudan. Oyono is also a Research Fellow with the US-based Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a global coalition working for community tenure security in developing countries. His research covers natural resource management decentralization policies, institutional change, resource tenure, resource governance, redistribution, domination, conflict, violence, and community vulnerabilities and adaptation.
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