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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

Fragile Truths Podcast: Grounded Ligitimacy. Strengthening Local Land Registration in Conflict-Affected Northern Uganda

Although a key policy intervention for addressing conflict, land reform programs have complex implications for legitimacy of (inter)national and local actors. In this second episode of KPSRL & NWO-WOTRO’s pilot podcast mini-series ‘Fragile Truths’, Sudi Suleiman (Policy Officer… Read More

Roads to Change: Livelihoods, Land Disputes, and Anticipation of Future Developments in Rural Kenya 

Roads to Change: Livelihoods, Land Disputes, and Anticipation of Future Developments in Rural Kenya  This article by Greiner, Greven and Klagge examines how rural roads relate to differences in livelihood patterns, attitudes toward social change, and land disputes in… Read More

LAND at lunch: Investments and conflict in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique

LAND at lunch: Investments and conflict in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique On April 15, from 12.00 – 13.30 CEST, LANDac organizes a lunch seminar to discuss the ongoing events in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique, where violent conflicts have been afflicting… Read More

LANDdialogue: Liberia – More than 1.3 Million Hectares now under Community Ownership and Control

March 5, 2021 – Gerald C. Koinyeneh in Front Page Africa Monrovia – Local communities across Liberia seem to be taking advantage of the new Land Rights Law to reclaim their ancestral land. With more than 1.3 million… Read More

The Land Portal launches third annual land data stories contest

In honour of International Open Data Day, having taken place on March 6th, we would like to invite you to submit your data story to the Land Portal.  Read more here below! Why submit a data story? Promoting your… Read More