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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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Indigenous women in Davao City, Philippines. Photo by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ/Flickr
9 August 2023
Authors: 
Ms. Amy Coughenour Betancourt
Global

Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IP & LCs) collectively manage a staggering 50% of
the world’s land
and hold 80% of the world’s biodiversity and 22% of the world’s total carbon in
forests. Yet, shockingly, only 10% of their lands are legally recognized and protected.

What to Read
3 August 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Anne Hennings
Colombia
Bangladesh
India

In this What to Read digest, we review four recent articles that focus on how rural communities in the Global South are dealing with climate disasters, including cases from Bangladesh, Colombia, and India.

Open data and metadata
25 July 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

A new publication titled "The Role of Metadata and Open Data in the Innovation Cycle of Land Administration" puts the spotlight on this dynamic domain. This publication offers valuable insights into the significance of open data and structured metadata, and how they can revolutionize land administration processes worldwide. By delving into the core principles of open data and metadata, this publication offers a comprehensive understanding of how these tools can be leveraged to foster innovation and drive positive change in the land governance sector.

Confident Gender and Land Champions
11 July 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Mongolia
Global

Rather than scaling up, I think we should be talking about scaling out and scaling over time when it comes to inclusive, community-led land governance.

Amahoro @ Scale
11 July 2023
Authors: 
Dominique Schmid
Burundi
Uganda
Chad
Colombia
Global

Nowadays when it comes to land, many transitions are ongoing, and many organizations target processes of change to improve livelihoods while defining their target groups. In this roundtable we aimed to critically engage about who is targeted, who is left out and why, and how to deal with non-beneficiaries in the proximity of interventions to make these processes of transition fairer and more inclusive.

11 July 2023
Authors: 
Ms. Sahar Jallad
Ethiopia
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Palestine
Global

Good Land Governance is a governance system that aims to protect the property rights of individuals and enterprises based on following good governance principles like accountability, transparency, the rule of law, effectiveness, efficiency, equality and public participation.

11 July 2023
Authors: 
Dr. David Betge
Colombia
Global

This session addressed the fact that the rights implications and the social and economic consequences of current climate change and biodiversity strategies in the context of the Rio Conventions for millions of people are not sufficiently acknowledged, researched, and addressed.

climate resilience for women
11 July 2023
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Tanzania
Uganda
Nepal
Global

This session brought together insights on land governance and climate resilience, with a specific gender focus. Women suffer from lack of access to, decision making over, and use of land. At the same time, climate change disproportionally affects women. Research indicates that ‘gender just land governance’ forms the key to use land in a sustainable, climate-proof way.

fair climate transitions
11 July 2023
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Mozambique
Somalia
Uganda
Colombia
Global

Communities in developing countries are increasingly exposed to the effects of climate change. Although they contribute little to greenhouse gas emissions, many communities are at the forefront of climate change and the associated extreme events. They are faced with events that undermine their food security, such as droughts and floods, but also increased pressure on land due to climate-induced migration. In this session, we delved into the nexus of climate change and land governance.

The role of large-scale land acquisition in carbon offset projects
11 July 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Christoph Kubitza
Indonesia
Laos
India
Global

In the wake of global climate action, large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) for renewable energy and carbon offset projects will increase the pressure on land. In addition, deforestation-free value chains that are also intended to reduce carbon emissions will require changes in the conduct of LSLAs. This session assessed the scope of these investments and policies and reviewed their livelihood and environmental impacts in the Global South.

community-based initiatives
11 July 2023
Authors: 
Imke Greven
Tanzania
Chad
Mongolia
India
Global

This panel session reflected on the definition of ‘scaling-up’ with experts from the field bridging experiences from the ground to the theoretical concept of scaling. The focus lied on scaling for increased tenure security – geographically and/or institutionally. Reflections were given on what was scaled, why, how scaling unfolds and what has been learned – in the field of land governance. The session was organized by LAND-at-scale. Scaling is at the heart of both the name as well as the strategy of the LAND-at-scale program (LAS). LAS is a land governance support program funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Tracking the State of Land Information
5 July 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Africa
Global

https://landportal.org/event/2023/02/landac-conference-2023 At the Land Portal Foundation, we advocate for open land data and recognize the importance of land data in driving progress in support of sustainable development. We aim to engage stakeholders and develop supportive measures to advocate for the increased accessibility of land information and support capacity building in this regard. The current challenge we face is the inaccessibility of poorly managed land data, often limited to localized sources and overshadowed by information from large organizations. We emphasize the need to make information more available and accessible at the country level.

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