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6th July 2020 09:00 -
17th July 2020 17:00
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

LANDac Annual Summer School

Land Governance for Development - Special Online Edition!

Every summer, LANDac organises the 'Land Governance for Development' Summer School in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

This year, however, due to the global COVID19 pandemic, the Annual Summer School takes place online! Covid-19 and the measures taken worldwide to curb the pandemic are of great concern to the land governance community, as alarming observations are coming in about the loss of livelihoods and deepening poverty, government crackdowns on civil society, the suspension of land administration services and irregular land acquisition. We will also reflect on these current developments and immediate effects of the pandemic, and how it might change the future work and priorities of the land governance community.  

Register now for the 2020 Summer School!

6 - 17 July 2020
Mondays to Fridays between 2PM - 5PM CEST

For more information, download the full programme here. This year's course fee is 100 euros.

Deadline for registration: 1 July 2020

13th July 2020 00:00 -
27th July 2020 00:00

Online Worldwide
July 13 – 27, 2020


Download the call here.

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) organizes a virtual conference from July 13-27, 2020 on African Commons. This conference will be a mixture of prerecorded presentations and live streaming webinar panels. Presentations can be in French or English. The virtual conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on the governance of shared resources in Africa. A virtual conference is more inclusive, has lower costs, a smaller carbon footprint and is not impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic, than traditional meetings.

With this virtual conference, we hope to get a broad exposure to the research done in Africa by African scholars and scholars abroad. The discourse during the conference seeks to improve governance and management of shared resources and create solutions for commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resources.

Two keynote speakers are scheduled, namely Dr. François Deckon from the University of Lomé in Togo, and Dr. Barbara van Koppen from the International Water Management Institute in South Africa.

Submissions of abstracts are due June 1, 2020 via this webpage. This webpage also includes more detailed information on how to record your presentations. Presentation videos need to be submitted by July 1, 2020.

Let us know if you have any questions

Koffi Alinon;
Marco Janssen;
Everisto Mapedza;

15th October 2020
00:00 to 18:00

Harnessing Potential - Annual Conference 2020

Organized by: Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law. Orginal event here.

The Annual Conference is a one-day event that brings together our vibrant community for a thought-provoking discussion. As in previous years, the Annual Conference brings together representatives from national and international governments and policy organs, think-thanks, journalists, INGO practitioners, activists, diplomats, and field researchers from around the globe. These diverse actors assemble with a singular aim: to present their latest projects and freshest ideas, and engage their peers to learn and improve security and justice policy and programs.

This year's theme is Harnessing Potential. The KPSRL Secretariat has come to recognize the value of mobilizing around promising ideas, new approaches, and catalytic innovations. Particularly in times when adversity appears to be mounting from every direction, it is essential to seize upon the creativity and ingenuity that difficult circumstances demand (and even inspire). With this in mind, the 2020 Annual Conference will channel our community’s collective energy to focus on those small, emergent possibilities that hold the prospect for large, sweeping changes.

Click here to download the full concept note.

In light of COVID-19 and the implications that the pandemic has had on global health as well as (inter)national travel restrictions, the KPSRL Secretariat is exploring all options with regard to how and where we will host KPAC2020. We have an exciting venue reserved for our Conference in The Hague, but are also considering everything from a remotely accessible conference to a 'hybrid' conference that allows for both in-person and remote access. We will be making an informed decision based off of safety and accessibility for our vast network. Please keep checking our newsletters and website for updates!

Key dates
Call for Session ProposalsMay 18 - July 3
Attendee Registration OpensJune 18
Session Selection AnnouncedJuly 17
Final Session Outlines DueSeptember 14
Annual ConferenceOctober 15





The program, timetable and practical information for the day will be shared in the upcoming months.