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In this webinar, Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (co-convenors of the Rethinking Research Collaborative) will discuss their work on understanding and improving trans-national/sectoral/disciplinary research collaboration to address the urgent social and environmental challenges facing the world today.
Charting the shift from effectiveness to equity and onwards to an ecological agenda for research collaboration, they will explore the politics of research from ODA-funding and participation in research governance to design, implementation, communication, adaptation and use of research and consider the implications for rethinking research ethics, impact and capacity.
Dr Jude Fransman is a social scientist with an interdisciplinary background spanning international development, education and science and technology studies. In her research she focuses on on the politics of knowledge mobilisation. She is currently research fellow at the Institute of Educational Technology/The Open University.
Dr Kate Newman has worked in the international development sector for the past 20 years, initially based in Mexico, then at ActionAid in the UK, where she coordinated a global programme. She has also been a consultant to various international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and worked at the Open University. Today she is Co-head Research, Evidence and Learning at Christian Aid UK.
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“Where are the opportunities to take forward an ambitious transparency, anti-corruption and open data agenda in the land sector?"
Join the Land Portal for a Webinar, co-hosted with the Open Data for Development (OD4D) network, exploring routes to realise the potential of open data as a tool for anti-corruption in the land sector.
This September, Land Portal hosted an online dialogue on ‘Open Land Data in the Fight Against Corruption’. This responded to a dual recognition that corruption remains a major issue in land governance, and that open data has been identified as a powerful tool in the fight against corruption. At the same time, gaps remain between the promise and the reality of open data in the land sector. Poor data availability, underdeveloped theories of change, and a lack of implementation support have all contributed to slower-than-desired progress in data publication and use over the last decade. Whereas some sectors, such as agriculture, aid and procurement, have seen substantial transparency initiatives, land registers and data on land-deals remain opaque in many places around the world, and there has been comparatively little attention given to improving open data availability and use around land and anti-corruption. This is in spite of substantial donor support for the creation of digital systems in the land sector.
This webinar will bring together donors and intermediary organisations to explore questions including:
In April 2020, LANDac celebrates its 10-year anniversary! Save the date - more information will follow soon.
In debates about appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, plans and actions, the implications for land governance are rarely a central focus. This conference will do just that. We welcome contributions which examine how land governance ambitions and arrangements shape and conflict with climate change ambitions; how land related livelihoods and bio-diversity are considered in climate change debates; and how the land governance landscape is responding to climate change challenges. Similarly, we welcome contributions on impacts of land transfers and transformations under the guise of climate related disaster risk reduction; and on how climate change might become a rationale for lowering the ambitions of good land governance. A concern is that lessons learnt about due diligence and the need to protect rights become ‘unlearnt’ under the pressure of climate change and associated challenges of food security and disaster risk reduction.
ave the date! LANDac Annual Summer School on Land Governance for Development takes place from the 6th of July - 17th of July. More information will follow soon. In the meantime, have a look at our 2019 Summer School page.