Mediating Land Conflict in Burundi : A Documentation and Analysis Project

“Part I of this report highlights the multiple challenges that Burundi experiences in terms of the repatriation and reintegration of refugees, as well as reconciliation between different societal groups. It underlines the importance of land tenure for triple-R, while outlining critical structural factors – notably, shortage of land and fast population growth –that affect not only returnees, but the majority of Burundians. It finds that in the context of these challenges Burundi’s state institutions – though involved in the repatriation process – lack resources and efficiency to address Burundi’s various triple-R challenges adequately. Part II of this report discusses the activities in Ruyigi and Rumonge and evaluate these, assessing the effects on the sustainable resolution of land disputes, and on the
reintegration of refugees and reconciliation.”