Rick de Satgé

Scientist Dr. Rick de Stagé has over 40 years experience working in the land sector in Southern Africa. He is part of the Land Portal knowledge engagement team working to research and develop knowledge resources for Southern, Central and Eastern Africa. Rick is also a Senior Research Associate with Phuhlisani NPC, a South African land sector NGO. He has a PhD from the University of Cape Town.

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Indigenous People – Between aspiration and reality

Indigenous People – Between aspiration and reality

A Contribution by Dr. Rick de Satgé

Despite the pledge by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no-one behind”, even today, a disproportionately high number of indigenous people live in poverty. One of the reasons for this is their limited access to productive assets. Scientist Dr. Rick de Satgé discusses the land and resource rights of these people and explains why existing conventions and declarations of securing these rights often do not take effect.

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