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IIED, Namati and CCSI | New Initiative ALIGN

IIED, Namati and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) have developed a new initiative to support governments, civil society, local communities and private sector actors in improving the governance and practices of land-based investments.   The Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) project… Read More

Springer | Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides

New article by Roanne van Voorst in Urban Forum – “Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides”. AbstractThis paper traces the interplay of spatially, socially and legally juxtaposed differences between different groups of Indonesia’s… Read More

New publication | On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira city, Mozambique

New article published by Murtah Shannon, Kei Otsuki, Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University) and Mayke Kaag (African Studies Centre Leiden) — “On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira… Read More

IIED | Blog: Stopping land and policy grabs in the shadow of COVID-19

Lorenzo Cotula, principal researcher in IIED’s Natural Resources research group, has published a new blog. In this blog, Cotula argues that reports suggest the COVID-19 fallout is providing opportunities for elites to seize lands and rewrite regulations. We… Read More

EADI/ISS 2020 | Call for Abstract: Solidarity for investment-induced displacement and resettlement

Kei Otsuki and Griet Steel (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) are convening a panel at the 2020 EADI/ISS Conference Solidary, Peace and Socal Justice: HP059 – Solidarity for investment-induced displacement and resettlement. In this panel, they address what solidarity… Read More

CFS 46 | LEGEND | Findings and Key Lessons from LEGEND’s Work on Responsible Land Investments

At the 46th Edition of the Committee on World Food Security, LEGEND (Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development) partners presented their key findings and lessons-learned from LEGEND’s work on responsible land investments. You can download the presentation here.

LANDac | Launch Blog Series Professional Learning Programme

In the newly lanched blog series, LANDac fellows from the Professional Learning Programme share their experiences in the field. ‘”This plot is not for sale!”: Land Administration and Land Disputes in Uganda‘ is the first blog in the… Read More

Land Portal and IIED | Launch of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator

The Responsible Land-Based Investment (RLBI) Navigator helps private sector actors identify and access the practical tools and guidelines that are most relevant to their work. It was developed jointly by the Land Portal and the International Institute for… Read More

LANDac | Professional Learning Programme Update

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LANDac | Update Professional Learning Programme

After an inspiring training period in the Netherlands in June and July, LANDac fellows returned to the countries in which they work and have started planning to conduct in-depth research on a variety of topics related to large-scale… Read More