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Discover hidden stories and unheard voices on land governance issues from around the world. This is where the Land Portal community shares activities, experiences, challenges and successes.

 

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29 September 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Amazonia

Indigenous and local leaders from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil discussed how recent global events have put more pressure on natural resources in their territories, affecting their lives and relationship with land.

Showcasing transformative approaches for women’s land rights
22 September 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Kenya
Philippines
India
Global

Empowering women to occupy leadership roles and to take an active part in decision making processes in land governance has demonstrated that strides can be made towards gender justice.

16 September 2022
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Madagascar
Senegal
Global

An important precondition for good land governance is to have good land data that can be used to make informed decisions, formulate policies, and develop plans and strategies for the public good.

12 September 2022
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Central Asia
Western Asia

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, this What to Read digest reviews three articles that explore different, lesser-known territorial disputes - all of them in Asia.

8 September 2022
Africa
Western Africa
Senegal

Senegal has the particularity of being the westernmost point of the African continent, which is located at the tip of Almadies in Dakar, the country's capital. With an area of 196,722 km2 , Senegal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. The Gambia, a country located on either side of the river bearing the same name, forms an enclave within Senegal. The relief of Senegal is generally flat and low, with an average altitude of less than 50 metres over three quarters of the territory.    

7 September 2022
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Ms. Gemma Betsema
Burundi
Mozambique
Rwanda
Uganda
Colombia
Global

Scaling is at the heart of both the name as well as the strategy of LAND-at-scale (LAS). Scaling and scaling potential are key in the way the program was designed and is reflected in the three pillars chosen to realize the aim of the program.

EU protection for indigenous land rights
2 September 2022
Authors: 
David Kaimowitz
Europe
Global

The European Union is moving towards regulation that will require companies to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples in their value chains, helping curb tropical forest loss

24 August 2022
Authors: 
Bjoern Hoops
Prof. Leon Verstappen
Netherlands
Global

Global warming is one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. The reduction of the emission of greenhouse gas by cutting back consumption, particularly in high-income countries, and the transition from fossil fuels as energy sources to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power are essential to the survival of billions of people. However, this requires the cooperation of billions of businesses and people who, for example, drive cars that run on petrol or heat their buildings with gas or oil.

Discussing Land Use Rights
24 August 2022
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Maaike van den Berg
Monica Lengoiboni
Burundi
Ghana
Global

This blog describes the common trends and actions across the projects, and is enriched with additional insights from the LANDac Annual Conference 2022 and other events.

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11 August 2022
Authors: 
Sarah Lowery
Africa
Mozambique

In Mozambique, community land rights are recognised under the country’s progressive land laws. Yet many private-sector companies also hold long-term leases on wide swathes of land that once belonged to communities. Here, Sarah Lowery of USAID’s Land and Resource Governance Division  discusses how USAID partnered with agroforestry firm Green Resources to help it responsibly divest its land-use rights back to local communities. 

How private-sector leaseholds affect community land rights

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