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IGAD endorsed Regional Women’s Land Rights Agenda

On 28 July 2021, the Ministers responsible for Lands and the Ministers responsible for Gender/Women Affairs from the IGAD Member States made history, when they as a Regional Economic Community put closing of the gender gap on land… Read More

African Youth Engagement in Land Governance

On the sidelines of the land inequality report launch, ILC co-organised the Youth and Land Conference 2020. In this blogpost, Gerdien Archterberg, ILC Africa research intern, shares her experience of speaking to a wide range of stakeholders on… Read More

Food Systems Summit; Pre-Summit

Wednesday, 28th of July, 08:00-08:50 CEST From 26th-28th of July, the Pre-Summit of the Food Systems Summit will take place. During this pre-summit, on Wednesday morning, The International Land Coalition, the European Commission, The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale… Read More

Report – LAND at Lunch: Investments and conflict in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique

April 2021 By Charlotte Stam, LANDac research intern Since a few weeks the Cabo Delgado region in northern Mozambique has been in the news as insurgents have attacked Palma. Already thousands of people have fled the region and… Read More

IGAD Women’s Land Rights Conference

28th – 30th June 2021 Even though women are the primary users of agricultural land in most African communities, the system of patriarchy which dominates social organization has tended to discriminate against women when it comes to ownership… Read More

PhD Dissertation “In the Aftermath of the Jatropha Boom: Exploring socio-political and ecological dynamics in ‘failed’ jatropha spaces in Ghana”

We are happy to share that Richmond Antwi-Bediako has recently and successfully defended his LANDac-related PhD dissertation “In the Aftermath of the Jatropha Boom: Exploring socio-political and ecological dynamics in ‘failed’ jatropha spaces in Ghana”. His dissertation is… Read More

Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities

Edited by Annelies Zoomers, Professor of International Development Studies and Maggi Leung, Kei Otsuki and Guus Van Westen, Associate Professors, Department of Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. This timely Handbook demonstrates that global linkages, flows… Read More

CCSI: Transparency for Whom? Grounding Land Investment Transparency in the Needs of Local Actors

Transparency is often seen as a means of improving governance and accountability of investment, but its potential to do so is hindered by vague definitions and failures to focus on the needs of key local actors. In a… Read More

CCSI: More Contracts and ESIAs: OpenLandContracts.org

CCSI: More Contracts and ESIAs: OpenLandContracts.org The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s online database of contracts and associated agribusinesses, forestry and renewable energy projects, OpenLandContracts.org, has greatly expanded. The database now includes: Contracts and associated documents from 58 countries… Read More

IHS – Course on Sustainable Urban Management (Scholarships available)

Course dates: 3 January – 25 March 2022 (dates are still subject to change) Scholarship OKP application date: 13 June 2021 Today more people live in cities than ever before. This creates opportunities and challenges which requires experts… Read More