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XIAOWAN DAM IN NANJIAN COUNTY, YUNNAN PROVINCE, SOUTHWEST CHINA. PHOTO CREDIT: GUILLAUME LACOMBE/CIRAD
28 April 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Amy Fallon
Mr. Marko Kallio
China
South-Eastern Asia
Thailand

This article was originally published through CSDS (Center for Social Development Studies) at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. It can be found at: https://www.csds-chula.org/publications/2020/4/28/critical-nature-are-chinas-dams-on-the-mekong-causing-downstream-drought-the-importance-of-scientific-debate

 

Rethinking land for the 21st century
4 June 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Nikita Sud
India
Global
  • The 21st century is seeing the impacts of modernisation of the previous century. The most apparent impact is climate change.
  • Land is intertwined with the human trajectory and powers of access to land come from social, political or other kinds of dominance, writes Nikita Sud in this commentary.
  • By recoginising the many lives of land, it allows us to better appreciate, and strengthen, political processes that are less extractive and centralised, and more democratic.
2 June 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Lorenzo Cotula
Niger
Sierra Leone
Colombia
Indonesia
Philippines
Global

Reports suggest the COVID-19 fallout is providing opportunities for elites to seize lands and rewrite regulations. We need effective responses to secure land rights and lay the foundations for a just recovery. 

 

28 May 2020
Authors: 
Prof. Tomaso Ferrando
Prof. Marcela Vecchione-Gonçalves
Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil

Law Project 2.633/2020 is presented to the Brazilian Congress and may sign a point of no-return in the struggle for the Amazon and its socio-biodiversity

20 May 2020
Authors: 
Dr. David Betge
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

The ongoing pandemic and the formal and informal responses to its spread have very direct impacts on the food and nutrition security of people in all parts of the world. Strong concerns have been voiced that the global health crisis could turn into a global food crisis.

Fatuma, an agricultural laborer in Tanzania, is among the millions of women worldwide who work on land but don’t own land of their own.
12 May 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

This blog recapitulates the interventions made by the panelists of a recently held GODAN Action webinar on “Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and the SDGs in Africa”, Victor Sunday, Dr. Toyin Ojo, Nathalie Sidibe and Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka.  

Increasing Segregation? Impact of Covid19 in the Cities of Africa and South Asia
4 April 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Philip Amis
Africa
Southern Asia

The current Covid 19 pandemic is likely to spread in the next few weeks and months to the South and in particular South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. The impact may well be of a greater scale than that currently experienced in the North; India was the region with the highest loss of live in the 1918-1919 Spanish flu Pandemic. The experience and historical experience suggests that urban areas will be disproportionately affected.

COVID-19 and global economic ordering: radical shift or more of the same?
24 April 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Lorenzo Cotula
Brendan Schwartz
Global

The fallout from COVID-19 has triggered narratives about profound changes to economic ordering. A closer look provides a more complex picture, particularly for countries in the global South. 

As the world begins to reckon with the scale of COVID-19’s economic impacts, there is a growing sense that the pandemic will reconfigure the role of state and market for years to come.

COVID-19, the Land Administration Sector and Spatial Information
7 May 2020
Global

By Rohan Bennett, Eva-Maria Unger, Christiaan Lemmen, Kees de Zeeuw

By now, most readers are likely to have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – perhaps directly through their own health or the health of those they know, or more indirectly through loss of work or income… and almost certainly through the changes in social norms and freedoms brought about by various lockdowns. This article explores the relevance of the land administration sector, disaster risk management and spatial information in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.

IRENE NYANGASI, RURAL WOMAN IN KENYA WHO NEEDS HELP TO SECURE HER LAND CAN NOT BE REACHED
21 April 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Israel Bionyi Nyoh
Africa

Platforms struggle to support communities to secure their land rights and develop agriculture

When the new coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived Africa in January 2020, governments announced draconian measures to contain its spread, including restricting movement and association.

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