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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

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

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

Land MDPI Special Issue “Land Perspectives: People, Tenure, Planning, Tools, Space, and Health”

Efficient land (including water and forest) administration practices are required to achieve many global development agendas—e.g., land degradation neutrality, New Urban Agenda, COP21, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic challenges. It also helps to create… Read More

TUM | MSc in Land Management and Geospatial Science

Newly launched MSc programme in Land Management and Geospatial Science at TUM (Germany) The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is pleased to present the recently established Masters programme Master of Science in Land Management and Geospatial Science. In… Read More

Special Issue Politics and Power in Land Administration Reform (PPLA)

The research initiative PPLA is seeking interested scholars to join a “research cluster”, whose objective will be to publish a special issue on politics and power in land administration reform in a reputable academic journal. Despite a number… Read More

ITC | Vacancy Assistant Professor Spatial and Land Economics

ITC University of Twente: Vacancy Assistant Professor Spatial and Land Economics Deadline: 8th January 2021 ITC University of Twente is looking for an assistant professor in Spatial and Land Economics. Within the ITC’s mission, the claims for sufficient and… Read More

ITC Twente | Evaluating Some Major Assumptions in Land Registration: Insights from Ghana’s Context of Land Tenure and Registration

Read this new article by Zaid Abubakari, Christine Richter and Jaap Zevenbergen: Evaluating Some Major Assumptions in Land Registration: Insights from Ghana;s Context of Land Tenure and Registration. Abstract:A discussion of the assumptions that underlie efforts to register… Read More

ITC and EU | Innovative Geospatial Tools for Mapping Land Rights in East Africa Faster, Easier and Cheaper

In sub-Saharan Africa, it’s an ongoing challenge to map millions of unrecognised land rights. An EU initiative delivered land mapping tools that respond to the need to rapidly map millions of land rights. Project partners developed an innovative… Read More