LANDac, the Netherlands Land Academy, is a partnership between Dutch organisations and their Southern partners working on land governance for equitable and sustainable development. The LANDac network brings together actors, conducts research, and distributes information, focusing on new pressures and competing claims on land and natural resources.
Online Hub: Land Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 and the measures taken wordwide to curb the pandemic are of great concern for the global land governance community. In this hub you’ll find more information on the impact… Read MoreLearn More
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LANDac (the Netherlands Land Academy) and the LANDdialogue (Land Governance Multi-stakeholder Dialogue) call on their networks to share their concerns and observations on the global COVID-19 pandemic. Fill out this short survey to help the land governance community prepare for the challenges ahead.
COVID-19 and the measures taken worldwide to curb the pandemic are of great concern to the global land governance community. Alarming observations are coming in not only about loss of livelihoods and deepening poverty, but also of government crackdowns on civil society, the suspension of land administration services and irregular land acquisition. While it is still early to assess the precise extent and the combined effects of these developments, our concern is that increased pressures on land in the global South in combination with a potential erosion of protective and due diligence measures, may result in a growing risk of loss of land access to the poor and resource grabbing. It is the shared duty of land governance actors worldwide to prepare for the multiple challenges ahead.
With this survey, LANDac and the LANDdialogue aim to make a first inventory of the observations and concerns in the land governance community. This will help to map the current challenges and opportunities for effective and fair land governance and those to be expected in the near future. The survey is part of a range of efforts developed jointly by LANDac and the LANDdialogue and their partners to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on land rights and help prepare the land governance community to address these.
The results of the survey will remain confidential and anonymous, and only aggregate conclusions will be shared. Questions and concerns regarding the survey and future actions may be directed to Chantal Wieckardt (LANDac) and Alke Gijrath (LANDdialogue) at email@example.com.
Bref sondage en ligne: Gouvernance foncière et la crise COVID-19
LANDac (L’Académie sur la gouvernance foncière des Pays-Bas) et LANDdialogue (Dialogue multipartite sur la gouvernance foncière) appellent leurs réseaux à partager leurs préoccupations et leurs observations sur la pandémie mondiale de COVID-19. Remplissez ce court sondage pour aider la communauté de la gouvernance foncière à se préparer aux défis à venir.
La crise COVID-19, ainsi que les mesures mondiales prises pour lutter contre cette pandémie, préoccupent vivement la communauté internationale qui s’intéresse aux questions de la gouvernance foncière. Des observations alarmantes font déjà le constat de son impact non seulement sur la perte de moyens de subsistance et l’aggravation de la pauvreté, mais aussi sur la mise en place de nouvelles mesures de répression gouvernementales à l’encontre de la société civile, sur la suspension des services d’administration foncière et sur plusieurs irrégularités dans les processus d’acquisition foncière. Bien qu’il soit encore tôt pour évaluer l’étendue précise et les effets combinés de ces développements, nous craignons que des pressions accrues sur les terres des pays en développement, combinées à une érosion potentielle des mesures de protection et de diligence raisonnable, puissent engendrer des risques importants sur l’accès au foncier des populations les plus défavorisées, ainsi qu’un accaparement des ressources. C’est un devoir pour la communauté de la gouvernance foncière de se préparer aux multiples défis à venir.
Avec ce bref sondage, LANDac et LANDdialogue visent à faire un premier inventaire des observations et des préoccupations de la communauté de la gouvernance foncière. Cela nous aidera à identifier les défis ainsi que les opportunités, actuels et futurs, pour la mise en place d’une gouvernance foncière plus efficace et équitable. Ce sondage résulte des efforts conjoints de LANDac, LANDdialogue et de leurs partenaires pour comprendre les impacts de la crise COVID-19 sur les droits fonciers et préparer la communauté de la gouvernance foncière à y faire face. Consultez le site internet LANDac pour plus de détails.
Les résultats du sondage resteront confidentiels et anonymes, et seules les conclusions agrégées seront partagées. Pour toute question ou préoccupation concernant cette initiative et la diffusion de ses résultats, vous pouvez contacter Chantal Wieckardt (LANDac) et Alke Gijrath (LANDdialogue) à firstname.lastname@example.org.
LANDac et LANDdialogue vous remercient de prendre le temps de participer et de partager vos réflexions.
Encuesta: Gobernanza de la tierra y la crisis del COVID-19
LANDac (la academia de gobernanza de la tierra de los Países Bajos) y el LANDdialogue (Díalogo de multiples actores neerlandeses interesados sobre la gobernanza de la tierra) hacen un llamado a sus redes para compartir preocupaciones y observaciones sobre la pandemia global del COVID-19. Complete esta breve encuesta para ayudar a la comunidad de gobernanza de la tierra a prepararse para los desafíos por delante.
COVID-19 y las medidas adoptadas en todo el mundo para frenar la pandemia son motivo de gran preocupación para la comunidad global de gobernanza de la tierra. Llegan observaciones alarmantes no solo sobre la perdida de medios de vida y la profundización de la pobreza, sino también sobre las medidas represivas de gobiernos contra la sociedad civil, la suspensión de los servicios de administración de tierras y la adquisición irregular de la misma. Si bien aún es temprano para evaluar la extension precisa y los efectos combinados de estos procesos, nuestra preocupación es que el aumento de las presiones sobre la tierra en el Sur global en combinación con una posible erosión de las medidas de protección y diligencia debida, puede resultar en un riesgo creciente de pérdida de acceso a la tierra para los pobres y acaparamiento de recursos. Es un deber compartido de los actores interesados en la gobernanza de la tierra, prepararse para los múltiples desafíos que se avecinan a nivel mundial.
Con esta encuesta, LANDac y LANDdialogue apuntan a hacer un primer inventario de las observaciones y preocupaciones en la comunidad de gobernanza de la tierra. Esto ayudará a mapear los desafíos y oportunidades actuales y los que se avecinan, para una gobernanza efectiva y justa de la tierra. La encuesta es parte de una serie de esfuerzos desarrollados conjuntamente por LANDac, LANDdialogue y sus socios para comprender el impacto de la crisis del COVID-19 sobre los derechos de la tierra, y ayudar a preparer a la comunidad de gobernanza de la tierra a abordarlos. Consulte el sitio web de LANDac para más detalles.
Los resultados de la encuesta serán confidenciales, anónimos, y solo se compartirán los resultados concluidos. Preguntas y preocupaciónes con respecto a la encuestra y las acciones futuras, pueden dirigirse a Chantal Wieckardt (LANDac) y Alke Gijrath (LANDdialogue) en el siguiente mail: email@example.com.
Gracias en nombre de LANDac y LANDdialogue
As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. The response to the pandemic has unfolded like a slow-moving natural disaster, disrupting the daily pattern of our lives and revealing stressors on our institutions. And like a natural disaster, how countries and communities prepare – both before and after a catastrophic event – can be the difference in long-term prospects for resilience and recovery.
What steps can individuals and communities take to ensure they have the right to retain or return to their land and productive assets? How will COVID-19’s impact on the global food systems affect countries that rely on food imports? How can governments maintain land administration amid the disruptive nature of the pandemic? How will immigration and internal migration contribute to the “de-urbanization” of cities and increase demand for land in the countryside? What are the impacts of covid-19 on housing? What are the gender dimensions of land rights in households where shelter orders are changing social behaviors?
Theis online discussion will unite all threads of the preceding webinars on Women’s Housing and Land Rights and Covid-19, Eviction response during and after COVID-19 and Migration, Displacement, and De-urbanization in the Context of COVID-19, and will bring in contributions from panelists of the three webinars. The discussion will seek to develop a set of actionable recommendations to policy makers, as well as practical recommendations based on what is happening on the ground. The discussion will aim to identify both short term and longer term actions that can effectively contribute to supporting land governance stakeholders facing an ongoing pandemic, while looking forward to post-pandemic priorities. The discussion will respond to a series of statements and set of questions to challenge the statement, challenging participants to respond to those statements.
If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Land Rights and COVID-19 webinar and discussion series is presented by Land Portal, Landesa, the Global Protection Cluster HLP AOR and GIZ, with organizing support from Environmental Peacebuilding Association, LANDac, New America and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
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Supporting the struggles of local land-users and communities to own, control and manage their land and natural resources is a long-term effort. It is complex, challenging and takes time.COVID19 has severely disrupted these efforts around the world, and the experiences of ILC members have already shown that the current crisis has a direct impact on land rights.Protecting land rights should be a part of the urgent task of mitigating the crisis and aiding the immediate recovery.Join us and some very special guest speakers who will take us through what ‘building back better’ looks like, by keeping land rights at the centre of the global discourse.
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Special guest: David Nabarro – WHO, Special Envoy on COVID19
Moderator: Marcella Villarreal – Director of Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, FAO
Jun 22, 2020 11:00 AM in London
For more information and registration, click here.
The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, to be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of development studies. It will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies.
The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key.
The call for sessions is currently open.
We would like to invite session conveners and conference participants to reflect on any aspect of solidarity, peace, and social justice, such as:
• How can we give new meanings to solidarity in a period of growing distrust between and within nations and amongst people?
• How can we, as development scholars and practitioners, contribute to peace and social justice in our work?
• How can we find new understandings and/or explanations to the concept of ‘development’, without simply adding new adjectives?
The call for papers will be launched in October 2019.
Discussing these themes in The Hague is particularly significant given that it profiles itself as the Global City of Peace and Justice. Indeed, The Hague has played a central role in global peace building via the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013). We will actively involve these international institutions – as well as many other professional organizations and NGOs in the field of peace and justice – in our debates via key note speakers in plenaries and special visits to these institutions during the conference. As conference organizers we are very proud that The Hague is the host city.
EADI and ISS will use a variety of innovative conference formats to enable participants to exchange ideas and engage in active discussions. These include special panels between practitioners and academics as well as a high number of participants from the Global South. By combining the conference with the PhD network of the Development Dialogue we will provide space for early career scholars. Of course, we will follow the EADI principle of ’local, organic, and fair’ in the conference logistics. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers and practitioners from all over the world.
29 June – 3 July 2020
Every day between 2:00 and 4:30 PM, CEST
More information and updates on the Online Encounter can be found here.
More information and updates on the Online Encounter can be found here.
Welcome to the LANDac Online Encounter 2020! The current COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect us all, privately, but also professionally. In these difficult times, LANDac wishes to bring the global land governance community together at an online, interactive platform where we will host live (online) sessions and discussions.
Over the course of 5 days, between 29 June and 3 July (2PM – 4.30 PM CEST), we will offer you a vibrant programme, including two key note contributions, three webinars, various parallel sessions and opportunities for online networking and exchange. Before, during and after the online programme, you can join us at our online platform, where you can find recently released blogs, interviews and short videos from colleagues in the LANDac network.
We are looking forward to welcome you at this fully online and free event, and will be reaching out with complete details and the final programme shortly.
More information and updates on the Online Encounter can be found here.
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.
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
July 13 – 27, 2020
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
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
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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.
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!
|Call for Session Proposals||May 18 – July 3|
|Attendee Registration Opens||June 18|
|Session Selection Announced||July 17|
|Final Session Outlines Due||September 14|
|Annual Conference||October 15|
The program, timetable and practical information for the day will be shared in the upcoming months.