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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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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.

Roadmap for Developing a Land Policy in Zambia
4 April 2023
Authors: 
Jesinta Kunda
Zambia

In a blog series from IIED and the Land Portal, rights defenders and practitioners in the global South reflect on their strategies to push for more responsible and sustainable land-based investments. Here, guest blogger Jesinta Kunda describes how civil society organizations were key to improving Zambia’s first ever National Lands Policy.

31 March 2023
Global

Under the umbrella of theLand Dialogues series, the first webinar of this year’s series “Taking Data Back: Women’s Sovereignty Over Land Data” took place on March 30th, 2023. The webinar drew in a little over 220 participants and featured panelists from Indigenous women leaders to programme officers.  The series is organized by a consortium of organizations, including the Land Portal Foundation, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Tenure Facility.  

The Maledu Judgment
25 March 2023
Africa
South Africa

Under the umbrella of the Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) series, the second webinar of the series “The Maledu Judgement: The power of tenure rights recognition” took place on March 22nd, 2023.  The webinar drew in a little over 230 participants and featured panelists from the private sector, members of mining-affected communities and practitioners.   The series is organized by a consortium of organizations, including the Land Portal Foundation, CCSI, IIED and Namati.  

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