Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development
LANDac - The Netherlands Land Academy
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
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 More
The Professional Learning Programme On June 26th, 2019, LANDac launched the Professional Learning Programme on Land Governance and Field Mediation. The programme brings together professionals working on sustainable and/or inclusive land governance in a community of practice. While… Read More
The LANDdialogue The LANDdialogue is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to improve global land governance through strengthening the practical application and monitoring of improvement measures by Dutch companies, the Dutch government, knowledge institutes and NGOs, in line with… Read More
The World Indigenous Forum is the world's largest indigenous-focused event, bringing investors and businesses together to create partnerships that unlock indigenous wealth for all.
Join world leaders, governments, impact investors and leading indigenous businesses at the first ever live, online edition in January 2021. Help set the agenda for a fairer future, and create strategies to regenerate and scale indigenous economies.
The 476 million indigenous people across 90 nations represent a mammoth global trading partner. A legacy of inequality means these communities need ethical investment to prosper.
The World Indigenous Forum explores how ethical investment builds prosperity and aims to:
Address the challenges faced by indigenous communities
Build sustainable partnerships
Establish equitable business standards
Ensure indigenous voices are heard in the global economic discussion
Join the forum online! For more information and how to register, visit the website here.
EADI | New Virtual Dialogue: Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework
The purpose of this virtual dialogue is to utilize social geometry framework to model a pandemic (COVID-19) management strategy in densely populated informal settlements in Kenya. Our central claim is that the containment strategy that was instituted to control spread of COVID-19 failed to recognize the socio-cultural and livelihood complexities of the urban slum residents.
This unmitigated strategy predisposed the residents to risks of heightened transmission of the pandemic. Drawing on social geometry approach in the analysis of human relations, we reveal some insights offered by our experiences in theorizing about public health intervention (PHI) and in doing so develop an alternative analytical framework (‘social pendulum’) to support the development of a PHI strategy that is compatible with the swing-like lifestyle of residents in the informal settlements. Our conclusion revisits the reliability and validity criteria for the new framework and offers some direction for further research.
For more information and registration, please visit the EADI website here.
Date and Time: January 28th from 3:00-4:30 PM CET (9:00-10:30 ET)
Opening up land-related administrative data, combining it with data from other sources and processing and making this data available as easily accessible information for women and men equally could be a means to counteracting land corruption in land management, land administration and land allocation. But does open data and enhanced data transparency indeed help to counteract land corruption?
In order to answer this question, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the support of the German Federal Government, commissioned the study The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption: Evidence, Opportunities and Challenges, which will be published in January 2021. Initial findings of this study suggest that the current data revolution and open data can play an important role in realizing sustainable land governance.
The GIZ and the Land Portal Foundation are pleased to invite you to this webinar, which will take place on January 28th from 3:00-4:30 PM CET (9:00-10:30 ET) to discuss the findings of this study and explore recommendations to enhance the use of open data in counteracting land corruption. The webinar will bring together leading land governance, anti-corruption and open data experts to discuss what it takes for open data to have an impact on land corruption, as well as to arrive at recommendations that can guide practitioners and policy makers. We look forward to your participation.
Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM ET (4:00-5:30 PM CET)
Join the Forest Peoples Program, the Tenure Facility, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Land Portal on Thursday, February 18, 2021 for a webinar on Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19.
Global leaders increasingly recognize that land rights for indigenous and local communities are a prerequisite for achieving national and international goals for forest governance, food security, climate mitigation, economic development and human rights.
In 2020, however, the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the political context in many countries, and some governments used the pandemic as a justification for dismantling the protections gained by Indigenous and Forest Peoples. This has been particularly common in heavily forested countries where there are large indigenous communities.
In partnership with various civil society organizations, Forest People’s Programme (FPP), the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic of Yale Law School, Middlesex University London, and local researchers have developed five country-specific reports on Brazil, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, and Perú. These reports address the following question: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, to what extent are the five most tropically forested countries rolling back social and environmental safeguards and if so, what are, or may be, the negative consequences in terms of land grabs, rights abuse and deforestation in indigenous territories.
This webinar will launch the report and present its findings to a global audience. The 90 minute session will include the report presentation by the leading writer, a panel discussion including representatives from these five countries and a Q&A with the audience. The webinar will be conducted in English and Spanish.
For more information and registration, visit the Land Portal website here.
Second Arab Land Conference 22, 23 and 24 February 2021 Cairo, Egypt
The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The Conference will be organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre represented by the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) in partnership with UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Dubai Land Department. The Conference will allow both in-person and virtual attendance and will take place on the 22, 23 and 24th February 2021 in Cairo, Egypt.
The Conference marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing good land governance in the Arab region. The Conference will promote good land management and land administration by focusing on the priorities of the Arab Land Initiative: promote collaboration and coordination; develop and share knowledge; develop capacities of individuals and organizations; and support the implementation of land-related programmes and interventions. The Conference will be a platform to discuss countries experiences, present new research, foster high level support and ownership to tackle land governance, and to empower and develop the capacities of the land stakeholders from the region.
Experts and practitioners will have the opportunity to submit and present papers relevant to the eight topics of the conference:
Land management and administration
Modernization and reform of land and property registration
Flexibility and adaptation of land management in time of crisis (climate change, epidemics, conflict)
Access to land for women and vulnerable groups
Efficient land use
Technologies and smart solutions to enhance land management, land development and construction
Policies to encourage the participation of private sector in land use planning and land management
Partners will have the opportunity to organize side events and special sessions at the margins of the Conference. The process of submitting papers to be presented at the conference and requesting side events and special sessions will be announced before the end of September on the Arab Land Initiative web site.