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Land and Covid-19

As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. In this section, we’ve put together the latest news on how COVID-19 affects various dimensions of land rights.  

 

26 May 2020
Global

Join us for the Land Rights and COVID-19 webinar and discussion series, which is presented by Land Portal, Landesa, the Global Protection Cluster HLP AOR and GIZ, with organizing support from Environmental Peacebuilding Association, LANDac, New America and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). 

Migration, Displacement, and De-urbanization in the Context of COVID-19
28 May 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Global

Organizations: 
New America
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
Environmental Peacebuilding
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
LANDac
27 May 2020

Location

Online
XX
Global

Organizations: 
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
Environmental Peacebuilding
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
New America
LANDac

Recent news

26 May 2020
Global

Join us for the Land Rights and COVID-19 webinar and discussion series, which is presented by Land Portal, Landesa, the Global Protection Cluster HLP AOR and GIZ, with organizing support from Environmental Peacebuilding Association, LANDac, New America and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). 

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25 May 2020
Egypt
Burundi
Ethiopia
Mozambique
Rwanda
Somalia
South Sudan
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Chad
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Colombia
Vietnam
Iran
Palestine
Global

The LAND-at-scale programme got a great response to the second call for ideas. The programme received 25 new ideas from 19 different countries. Support continues for enhancing land governance and tenure security. This is evident in the response and effort from embassies, NGOs and knowledge institutes.

Nepal’s Belaka Municipality uses STDM to identify vulnerable families during COVID-19 pandemic
7 May 2020
Nepal

GLTN’s Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) has acquired a surprising application in the identification of vulnerable households. A case in point is in Nepal where the GLTN in collaboration with UN-Habitat Nepal Country Office, and its local partner Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) have been implementing the “Support to Land Reform Initiatives in Nepal” project.

 

Recently publications on Land & Covid-19

Grassroots Justice in a Pandemic: Ensuring a Just Response and Recovery
Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2020
Global

Communities around the world are reeling from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to contain it. Now more than ever, the ability to know, use, and shape the law is critical. Access to health care and various forms of relief hinge on the ability to know one’s rights and navigate complex systems.

USEFUL COVID-19 RESOURCES  FOR LEGAL EMPOWERMENT GROUPS
Training Resources & Tools
April 2020
Global

Namati has created a list of COVID-19 resources that address topics relevant to grassroots justice groups (available as a Google Doc 52 or 

Recent events

28 May 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Africa

Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 13:00

Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series, “African land rights in the time of the coronavirus: Perspectives from West, East and Southern Africa”.

Organizations: 
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
African Land Policy Centre
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa
Migration, Displacement, and De-urbanization in the Context of COVID-19
28 May 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Global

Organizations: 
New America
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
Environmental Peacebuilding
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
LANDac

Recent blogs

20 May 2020
Authors: 
Dr. David Betge
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

The ongoing pandemic and the formal and informal responses to its spread have very direct impacts on the food and nutrition security of people in all parts of the world. Strong concerns have been voiced that the global health crisis could turn into a global food crisis.

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