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Land Corruption
26 January 2021
Authors: 
Helena Vidalic
Africa
Global

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? 

UNDP supports Indonesia turning digital to monitor land cover
6 January 2021
Indonesia

Using satellite technology and digital innovation, the United Nations Development Programme, through its Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative, in partnership with the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), has built an Android-based digital system to address challenges in developing a land cover monitoring system. 

The INA- Alert application allows users to get real time accurate information and it works in conjunction with the WebGIS Ecosystem, developed by Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN).

Under cover of COVID, new laws in Asia threaten environmental and social protections
6 January 2021
Authors: 
Kundan Kumar
Asia
Indonesia
Philippines

Hit hard by the pandemic, Asia's indigenous and local communities face fresh government-led efforts to exploit their land and resources

In addition to its devastating toll on public health, COVID-19 has exacerbated global food insecurity and economic crises. These costs have been particularly acute for Indigenous Peoples and local communities on customarily governed territories and lands.

Will Sabahans Choose Malaysia Or Philippines?
28 December 2020
Malaysia
Philippines


This commentary was written by Anna Malindog-Uy for the ASEAN Post and selected as one of the top stories of 2020

Main photo: this file photo shows an armed Malaysian policeman manning a security checkpoint in Lahad Datu, Sabah. (AFP Photo)

 


Restoring indigenous peoples’ rights to land
27 December 2020
Malaysia

This blog was written by Sidi Munan as a column in the Borneo Post

Main photo: MPs from Sarawak should initiate a move to legislate for Sarawak in the case of native land rights. — Bernama file photo

 

Five mega-trends affecting forests will have profound impacts on local communities
15 December 2020
China
Global

We need to understand the consequences of technology, migration, climate shifts, infrastructure and a growing middle class on forest-dependent people

The fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement offers a moment to reflect on progress towards global climate goals. When it comes to protecting the world’s forests, which are essential to global and national efforts to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, there has been little – if any – progress.

The disaster for Barbudans and their fragile homeland continues
14 December 2020
Authors: 
Line Algoed
John Mussington
Dr. Liz Alden Wily
Antigua and Barbuda

"Land is not commodity" VFVL law campaign poster in Kayah State
11 December 2020
Myanmar

Yesterday, on International Human Rights Day, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands announced that Saw Eh Say, the coordinator from the Kayah Earthrights Action Network (KEAN), received the 2020 Human Rights Tulip Myanmar Award for his great efforts to promote the right to land in Myanmar. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award of the Dutch government for outstanding and courageous human rights defenders.

International Anti-Corruption Day: Recover with Integrity by Tackling Land Corruption
9 December 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Europe
Global

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, and corrupt practices in the context of land administration and land management have come to be known as ‘land corruption.’ Unfortunately, land corruption is all too common, with one in every five people across the globe paying bribes to access land services. 

8 December 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Tim Hanstad
Global

In recent months, supreme courts from India to Nigeria and Zimbabwe have issued historic opinions recognizing and

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