Land and Covid-19 | Land Portal

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.  

 

Key Debates

Information by country

News

Baringo, Kwale, Laikipia, Kitui, West Pokot and Lamu are among counties at risk of severe food shortages.
9 September 2021
Kenya

Nairobi. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday declared the drought ravaging parts of the country a national disaster.

The declaration comes just a month after the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face acute food shortage and would be in urgent need of assistance in the coming six months.

Library

Reports & Research
September 2021
Cambodia
 
Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021: Land tenure in Mekong forest landscapes: Advancing the recognition of customary rights and responsible investment practices. Summary Report
Food Security and COVID-19
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2021
Kenya
Angola
Chad
Liberia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Guatemala
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Global

June 4, 2021 -- An increasing number of countries are facing growing levels of acute food insecurity, reversing years of development gains. Even before COVID-19 reduced incomes and disrupted supply chains, chronic and acute hunger were on the rise due to various factors including conflict, socio-economic conditions, natural hazards, climate change and pests.

Land Portal Annual Report 2020
Reports & Research
June 2021
Global

Long-term, sustainable and responsible ways to access and share data are fundamental to all efforts to support sustainable development and particularly salient to improving land governance and securing land rights for landless and vulnerable people.

Events

ILDC 2021
21 November 2021 to 25 November 2021

Location

Online
India
IN
India

As the world is dealing with a pandemic, its repercussions are being reflected in India as well, along with an economic crisis and mass reverse migration which has significantly impacted the lives and livelihoods of people, ILDC2021 invites attention to the relevance of land security, in inclusive and sustainable development with inbuilt resilience to future shocks.

Organizers: 
NRMC
Land and Poverty Conference
21 March 2022 to 25 March 2022

Location

World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
20433 Washington, DC , District Of Columbia
United States
District Of Columbia US
Global

The 21st Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty “Institutions for Equity and Resilience” postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will be tentatively scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on March 21–25, 2022.

Organizers: 
World Bank Group

Blogs

Image Credit — Jason Taylor/ILC
2 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Michael Taylor
Gabriela Bucher
Global

Land. It is a commodity like no other. We live on it. We grow from it. We drink from it and build our futures upon it. But — increasingly and frighteningly so — we don’t share it equally.

The distribution of land has long defined the gap between rich and poor. Now new data shows clearer than ever how the way in which land is being shared and managed profoundly impacts extreme and rising inequality, and the achievement of women’s and girl’s rights.

Land, crisis and resilience
6 July 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Global

After three days of intense discussion covering the breadth of land governance issues focusing on the theme of Land, Crisis and Resilience, Dr. Joanny Bélair, Postdoctoral researcher from Utrecht University and LANDac, had the unique opportunity to Chair the closing Session of the LANDac Conference 2021. Closing session panelists were Dr.

Land governance and climate change
5 July 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Uganda
Central Asia
Kazakhstan
Global

The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated land governance challenges, including addressing failures in land governance systems, a lack of transparency, systemic corruption, and lack of accessibility to data. It undermines development progress on global food security and has driven people into poverty, while governments take license to develop indigenous and community lands and thus fuel the climate crisis.

Share this page