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Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making

A Webinar Report

Reports & Research
November, 2020
Southern Africa

The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

The kind of emergency response that was required to address the imminent spread of COVID-19 highlighted the widespread vulnerability of the poorest, compounded by highly unequal access to services and ongoing unhealthy living conditions.

21 November 2020


Land News and Analysis
Weeks 43 – 46 
South Africa
Southern, Central and Eastern Africa

19th October – 18th November 2020

News curated via knowledgebase.land

Use COVID-19 to build back better, cities told
3 November 2020

The United Nations urged civic leaders to build more liveable urban centres better for public health, society and the environment

Land News South Africa and Region 21 Sept - 18 Oct 2020
22 October 2020

KB.L seeks to bring to life all aspects of the ‘land issue’, recognizing that land is both a deeply important aspect of our history, and an emotive issue shaping our political landscape. KB.L seeks to develop a comprehensive sense of this history, heritage and memory through a combination of news, commissioned articles and links to research.

ONU Habitat
22 October 2020
South America

14h Brasília | 16h Cabo Verde | 17h Guiné-Bissau e São Tomé e Príncipe | 18h Angola | 19h Moçambique


Land, Housing, and COVID-19
1 September 2020

In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished. Governments around the world have instituted lockdowns and shut down businesses.

16 July 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Como os projetos comunitários de justiça socioambiental têm se adaptado e reorganizado diante da pandemia? Como estão aplicando seu conhecimento e metodologias de mobilização comunitária? 
Diogo Moreira/Governo de Sao Paulo
9 July 2020
Em comunicado, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, diz que mais de 2 mil famílias foram expulsas de suas casas e milhares estão sob risco em cidades e no interior de São Paulo; alguns tribunais decidiram julgar ações somente depois da crise.

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