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10th Anniversary of the VGGT
12 October 2022
Authors: 
Dr. Paolo Groppo
Global

Once again International Development organizations (World Bank, IFAD, FAO, USAID, GIZ and others) came together to discuss the Voluntary Guidelines, which were approved in May2012. An indisputable success of this was to have also associated the largest peasant movement, La Via Campesina, which from the day of approval enthusiastically applauded this process.

Data story: data compatibility in linking land degradation and tenure security
11 October 2022
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Benin
Argentina
Kazakhstan
Thailand
India
Global

This data story investigates the challenges to align action on land degradation and tenure security based on the screening of available datasets in both domains.

Protesting herders to get government support to stop harmful mining operations
11 October 2022
Authors: 
Ms. B. Munkhtuvshin
Asia
Central Asia
Mongolia

 

Like many countries, Mongolia has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and its government has been accelerating investments in the mining sector to help the economy. However, this has led to protests by local communities concerned about their land rights, and about their health. Among them is the community of Dalanjargalan, where the WOLTS project has been working with local champions who have been trained in land law, gender issues and participatory decision-making.

5 October 2022
Authors: 
Yuliya Panfil
Dr. Jon Unruh
Eastern Europe

Seven months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine, displacing more than 13 million people—one-third of the country’s population—and leveling entire towns.  And yet, despite all odds, Ukraine is turning the tide against its more powerful neighbor. Ukrainian forces have staged a rapid counter-offensive, liberating thousands of square miles of territory that displaced Ukrainians are beginning to return to.

Data story about the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT)
4 October 2022
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Sierra Leone
Colombia
Global

This data story scrutinises some of the impacts of the VGGT. It highlights available data on how the VGGTs have been used, how associated project work incorporates the guidelines, and whether implementation has resulted in tangible change in the security of land tenure for communities around the world. 

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.    

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