LANDac, the Netherlands Land Academy, is a partnership between Dutch organisations and their Southern partners working on land governance for equitable and sustainable development. The LANDac network brings together actors, conducts research, and distributes information, focusing on new pressures and competing claims on land and natural resources.
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How do we promote gender equality in global supply chains? What is gender due diligence and how do we put it into practice? ActionAid cordially invites you to join the discussion during the webinar on our new report: ‘We Mean Business: Protecting Women’s Rights in Global Supply Chains’. The report compiles a variety of cases from ActionAid’s work with communities in the Global South that show that the adverse impacts of business activities are by no means gender-neutral. Based on those cases, ActionAid calls for human rights due diligence that is gender-responsive, next to recommendations to states when it comes to due diligence laws, the UN Treaty, access to justice, and women human rights defenders.
During the webinar ActionAid policy advisors Lis Cunha and Kelly Groen will take you through what it means to conduct due diligence that is gender-responsive. As well as how to include a gender lens in other Business & Human Rights processes, such as the UN treaty. They will highlight the research on cases in Africa, Asia and Latin America that show detrimental affects on women’s decent work, economic rights, access to land, unpaid care and domestic work, and gender-based and sexual violence. Afterwards there will be plenty of time to share, discuss and ask questions.
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On 23 April 2020 LANDac will celebrate its 10-year anniversary! During this day, the land governance community will gather for an interactive afternoon on the future of land governance in the context of climate change, with inspirational key notes and a visioning exercise:
In the context of a changing climate, how can we ensure land governance is
future-proof, sustainable and inclusive?
Save the date and join us for an inspiring afternoon and to raise the glass for the decade to come!
13:00 – 13:30 Coffee/tea/water
13:30 – 13:45 Opening by LANDac chairs dr Guus van Westen (Utrecht University) and dr Gemma van der Haar (Wageningen University
13:45 – 14:45 Key notes by prof dr Jun Borras (International Institute of Social Studies) & Malovika Pawar (Indian Administrative Service &
14:45 – 15:00 Reflection by prof dr Annelies Zoomers (LANDac, Utrecht University)
15:00 – 16:00 Interactive visioning exercise
16:00 – 16:45 Plenary reflections
16:45 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 17:15 Welcome by LANDac chairs dr Guus van Westen (Utrecht University) and dr Gemma van der Haar (Wageningen University
and Research) & Kitty van der Heijden (Director General International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
17:15 – 18:00 Drinks
We are looking forward to welcome you!
Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University), Barbara Codispoti (Oxfam Novib), Chantal Wieckardt (LANDac), Frits van der Wal (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Joanny Bélair (Utrecht University)
Registration for the seminar, incl. key notes and visioning exercise happens through this form. Please register separately for the celebration here. Deadline: 10 April 2020. Please note that there are only limited places available for the seminar, so make sure to register in time. Do not forget to bring a valid ID to enter the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the FIG Working Week 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This welcome is on behalf of all organizing partners GIN, Kadaster, and ITC.
The Netherlands is known for its tulips, wind mills and polder landscapes, and it is also known as one of the best surveyed areas in the world; every square meter has been mapped, registered and documented. Being small sized, densely populated, partly below sea level and the second exporter of agricultural goods in world, the management of land and water is crucial in our society.
Mapping and surveying are basic activities to support the management of land and water. Having almost 200 years of experience with mapping and more than 100 years of land consolidation, the Netherlands offers an inspiring environment for the FIG Working Week 2020. Not only the rural and urban environments show the important role our profession plays, also the institutional and professional context are renowned for its high level standards.
The theme of the Conference is “Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management“. How to build and manage a densely populated coastal country with a land area of which nearly half is below sea level? We, the Dutch know how to do just that and have done so for centuries. The role of surveyors in this endeavour has been crucial. And their role is even more crucial today when we have to protect our country against the impact of climate change causing sea level rise.
Together with the other Dutch partners we believe that we will be able to host the FIG Working Week in 2020 in an excellent way and make your stay in Amsterdam fruitful and unforgettable at the same time.
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The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, to be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of development studies. It will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies.
The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key.
The call for sessions is currently open.
We would like to invite session conveners and conference participants to reflect on any aspect of solidarity, peace, and social justice, such as:
• How can we give new meanings to solidarity in a period of growing distrust between and within nations and amongst people?
• How can we, as development scholars and practitioners, contribute to peace and social justice in our work?
• How can we find new understandings and/or explanations to the concept of ‘development’, without simply adding new adjectives?
The call for papers will be launched in October 2019.
Discussing these themes in The Hague is particularly significant given that it profiles itself as the Global City of Peace and Justice. Indeed, The Hague has played a central role in global peace building via the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013). We will actively involve these international institutions – as well as many other professional organizations and NGOs in the field of peace and justice – in our debates via key note speakers in plenaries and special visits to these institutions during the conference. As conference organizers we are very proud that The Hague is the host city.
EADI and ISS will use a variety of innovative conference formats to enable participants to exchange ideas and engage in active discussions. These include special panels between practitioners and academics as well as a high number of participants from the Global South. By combining the conference with the PhD network of the Development Dialogue we will provide space for early career scholars. Of course, we will follow the EADI principle of ’local, organic, and fair’ in the conference logistics. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers and practitioners from all over the world.
In debates about appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, plans and actions, the implications for land governance are rarely a central focus. This conference will do just that. We welcome contributions which examine how land governance ambitions and arrangements shape and conflict with climate change ambitions; how land related livelihoods and bio-diversity are considered in climate change debates; and how the land governance landscape is responding to climate change challenges. Similarly, we welcome contributions on impacts of land transfers and transformations under the guise of climate related disaster risk reduction; and on how climate change might become a rationale for lowering the ambitions of good land governance. A concern is that lessons learnt about due diligence and the need to protect rights become ‘unlearnt’ under the pressure of climate change and associated challenges of food security and disaster risk reduction.
ave the date! LANDac Annual Summer School on Land Governance for Development takes place from the 6th of July – 17th of July. More information will follow soon. In the meantime, have a look at our 2019 Summer School page.
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Introduction from the moderator
Global and regional inititatives to protect land defenders
Discussion with the audience
Presentation on ILC knowledge products
This webinar will be held in English only*
PANELIST Carole Excell – World Resources Institute (WRI) Hernando Silvan – Observatorio Cuidadano Nathaniel Don Marquez – Asian NGO coalition for Agrarian
Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC)
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This event, hosted by SDI, with input from Cordaid and Arcadis, we will take a deep dive into local level challenges and initiatives, such as the role of urban development professionals (private and public), organized urban poor communities, and NGOs. Speakers will share experiences with various tools and approaches on the ground through the presentation of case studies from each organization.
During this event, we will explore various approaches to climate change adaptation, resilience and mitigation work, seeking to understand how they are interlinked and how they impact issues of social justice, inclusivity, and sustainability so that we can work together to produce development that works for all.
Anchored by lead speakers such as Sheela Patel, this event will deepen and sharpen these discussions and explore concrete steps we can take to bring our aspirations into reality. We invite thought leaders, senior policy makers, active citizen groups, government officials, and business leaders to explore what it will take to produce new alliance partnerships that will make change happen in the 21st century.
After these initial presentations, we will break into small groups to make clear and concrete recommendations for strategies to jointly address these challenges.
09:00 – Introductions
09:15 – Keynote panel on global resilience challenges and actions
09:45 – Tea break
10:15 – Presentation of case studies by SDI, Cordaid and Arcadis
11:00 – Knowledge Cafe on Building Climate Resilience for the Urban Poor
12:30 – Report back to large group
13:00 – Lunch & wrap up
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Your presence would be of great value. It is important for slum dwellers to be heard and recognized, because only when they are heard can they be part of the solution. Please let us know if you will attend. You can register through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has called the 16th of October World Food Day since 1979.
On October 16 millions of people around the world will gather at marathons, exhibitions, concerts and marches to observe World Food Day. Initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) it is one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.
More than just a casual series of festivities, World Food Day is organised to bring awareness to how our changing planet affects food production and distribution. Related events explore several topics such as examining how agriculture needs to adapt due to climate change to migration affects food security. The goal of these sessions is to set goals that will eventually lead to building a Zero Hunger Generation.
On a more personal level, World Food Day activities provide education to individuals on ways they can change simple daily habits and decisions to make a difference. Related resources help individuals understand the important global issues such as poverty, conflict and climate change that impact the world’s food supply and distribution.
Over 150 countries partake in this event, hosting many events to promote and celebrate World Food Day. Why not mark October 16th on your calendar and find out how you can get involved at events in your community.
For the link and more information, click here.