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Taking stock of the women’s  land rights in the wake of COVID-19
15 October 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Grace Ananda
Africa
Global

How will you feel when you are discriminated against and denied privileges that other people enjoy? What will be your reaction? Have you asked yourself why indigenous peoples around the world feel they are denied their rights and left behind in development agenda? To answer all this, I had to look at the food security and tenure rights for indigenous women / communities in Africa thirteen years since the establishment of the International Rural Women’s Day

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15 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Simon Norfolk
Ms. Maria Muianga
Mozambique

This is the story of how dozens of communities in Mozambique are mapping and documenting their own land rights. "A New Hope" is the winner of the Land Portal's Second Data Story Contest, and is authored by the team at Terra Firma Mozambique.  

 

How granular local studies enrich GDB
8 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Nicolás Grossman
Global

We have an ambitious objective here at the Global Data Barometer: To map the landscape of data for public good. To do so, we’ll be gathering information about data governance, capability, availability, and use and impact in 100+ countries. Because data for public good can play different roles and surface differently across sectors—for example, land data, transportation data, and corporate ownership data all have different histories, frameworks, and uses—we’ll also be delving into thematic areas. 

Here is where local and granular studies gain relevance for GDB. 

Women create terraces in Rwanda
7 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Wael Zakout
Global

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating around the world. In response, countries have put in place emergency measures to help their citizens and private firms weather the pandemic and recovery programs to boost the economy once the lockdown restrictions can ease.

Most developing economies do not have the fiscal space to implement broad recovery programs, as the revenues from key economic sectors have collapsed, expenditures to respond to the pandemic have escalated rapidly, and capital outflows have increased.

A group of adults in the hilly highlands of Madagascar, walking from the capital Antananarivo to their rural villages with luggage and children in tow. (Credit: Rijasolo / AFP)
7 October 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Sébastien Boillat
Dr. Julie Zähringer
India
Global

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world abruptly, affecting nearly all of humanity with breath-taking speed.

Acacia trees being planted in Yangambi - DRC.     Photo by Axel Fassio/CIFOR
6 October 2020
Authors: 
Ahtziri Gonzalez
Africa

How to get tree planting — and growing — right

 

This article was originally published by Forests News

30 September 2020
Authors: 
Joshua Lichtenstein
Central America
Panama
South America

The  ability of the Embera villages in Panama to shut off the road into their community, and to exclude outsiders, is based in large measure on the government’s official recognition of their indigenous collective land rights.

A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND COVID-19
23 September 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Rachel McMonagle
Global

 

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies. These impacts are felt most acutely in rural areas, especially among indigenous communities and minority groups, and by women and others who are marginalized within those groups.

Foto: Ingrid Ãgohó Pataxó
17 September 2020
Authors: 
Celia Xacriabá
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Brazil

We represent around five percent of the population of humanity, but we preserve around eighty-two percent of the world's biodiversity.

Carla León Celaya
14 September 2020
Authors: 
Dolene Miller
Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America
Nicaragua
11 September 2020
Authors: 
Michael Brown
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

The global conservation community now faces the added challenge of Covid-19 on top of a longstanding set of complex conservation, sustainability, and development challenges. In the wake of this pandemic, return to business as usual is not a viable option. The existing systems and structures upon which conservation is based must evolve. Climate change, biodiversity conservation, and poverty elimination efforts have been further complicated by Covid-19, with the brunt of the pandemic borne most acutely by the poorest and most vulnerable.

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