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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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 An abstract painting about Enhancing Access to Land Data
31 May 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Global

As an advocate for open land data, the Land Portal Foundation aims to improve access to land data, engage stakeholders, and support actions that promote data openness. I recently had the opportunity to introduce the State of Land Information Index (SOLIndex) and talk about the Open Up Guide at the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Partners’ Meeting in Nairobi and show how these tools play a vital role in improving access to land information.

Elephants Congregate in Bais in Central African RepublicPhoto by David Weiner, INCEF
18 May 2023
Authors: 
Prof. Félix Ngana
Central African Republic

Interview with Prof. Félix Ngana of the University of Bangui: Promoting training of Central Africans in land governance for poverty reduction

 

In this interview, Prof. Felix Ngana talks about the recent creation of the Training and Research Unit (UFR) on Land Governance and Local Development (GFDL) at the University of Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR). Following the establishment of a Bachelor's degree program, plans to extend this training to the Master's and PhD levels are already underway. These efforts are timely, as the country has embarked on a decentralization process to elect mayors and governors to head municipal and regional councils, respectively. 

17 May 2023
Peru

No cabe duda que uno de los problemas más serios y sensibles, que afecta de manera decisiva tanto a agricultores como a comunidades, es la falta de formalización de sus derechos de la propiedad de la tierra. Para enfrentar esta situación se han implementado programas de titulación de tierras a lo largo de los últimos treinta años, pero una serie de dificultades no han permitido que esta tarea sea culminada.

Building a sustainable model for women and community land rights
16 May 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Mongolia
Global

The WOLTS experience has given me hope for the future. Change is possible.

Land Governance Data Fragmentation
16 May 2023
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

The Land Portal Foundation, as a non-profit organization operating at the intersection of the open data and land governance communities, has been privileged over the past 5-8 years to be in a position to observe some interesting trends affecting the land governance data landscape. 

Land Monitoring and the SDGs
16 May 2023
Authors: 
Robert Ndugwa
Morocco
Tunisia
Kenya
Rwanda
Uganda
Zambia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Benin
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Côte d'Ivoire
Mali
Niger
Senegal
Togo
Iraq
Global

Land is a finite resource, and access to it is essential for the livelihoods of individuals and communities. To ensure that access to land is secure and equitable for all, the United Nations has set the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1.4.2, which measures individuals' land tenure security, and SDG 5.a.1, which measures tenure security over agricultural land from a gender perspective.

Open data, SDGs and land governance
2 May 2023
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

The issue of land tenure and governance is one of the most complex and multifaceted challenges that face policymakers and practitioners in the development field. This is especially true when it comes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as there are more than a dozen land-related indicators housed over five SDG goals, with data maintained by different custodian agencies.

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2 May 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Ritu Verma
Global

1. Can you tell us how you became so engaged in the Land Portal? Why were you so committed to the development of Land Portal over the years?

I have worked on land rights for two and a half decades, so to be engaged with the Land Portal was a natural and organic progression, especially given the increasing important role of knowledge and information sharing in defending and ensuring people’s rights to land.

WOLTS gender and land champions in Tanzania
27 April 2023
Authors: 
Joyce Ndakaru
Africa
Eastern Africa
Tanzania
Global

Many rural communities in Tanzania share similar challenges from mining companies and investors. I have seen first-hand how men and women gender and land champions can help.

Pastoralists in Kenya, 2021
20 April 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Rick de Satgé
Sub-Saharan Africa

This What to Read digest examines livestock keeping in pastoral systems and features recent research that reviews the relationship between pastoral livelihoods and global climate change.

WOLTS Mongolia
19 April 2023
Authors: 
Narangerel Yansanjav
Asia
Central Asia
Mongolia
Global

PCC joined the global WOLTS project seven years ago, as we were interested in its focus on gender and herding communities, especially those affected by mining, but we had no idea what a learning journey it would be! 

Responsible land-based investments
5 April 2023
Authors: 
Darryl Vhugen
Mr. Lorenz Jenni
Global

Access to and secured long-term rights to use land are an essential precondition for rural development, food production, security and social peace. The distribution and use of land is fundamental in rural areas and connected to a variety of thematic areas targeted in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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