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In their quest to bolster economies battered by the pandemic, governments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere have set aside social and environmental safeguards in favor of destructive development projects that are harming Indigenous communities and the forests they care for, according to a report released today by Forest Peoples Programme.
MRLG is hiring a Communications and Event Management for Specialist for the Mekong Region Land Forum 2021.
(Main photo: A tribal jirga in the southeastern Afghan province of Khost)
Mohammad Ayaz lost two family members last summer in a clash with a rival family over an irrigation channel in southeastern Afghanistan.
The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is launching the evaluation of the second phase of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT) Umbrella Programme, which will end in June 2021.
They are currently looking for potential candidates to compose the evaluation team with experience in the following areas:
A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country.
Of the total forest land, 1.38 lakh acres are reserved forest area -- grabbed by 88,215 persons and organisations.
Representatives from Lantmäteriet, the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, and Cadasta Foundation shared experiences from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-funded Advanced International Training Programme for Applied Land Governance.
Good land administration helps to secure property tenures. It also protects the land rights of people (including individuals, communities, and the state) through good governance principles and practices.
The Arab Land Initiative, facilitated by the Global Land Tool Network and UN-Habitat, is launching a call for proposals to solicit the interest from organisations working in the Arab region to the twinning arrangement initiative.
Cadasta is pleased to award a Data Accelerator Grant to the Council of Minorities, a Bangladeshi human rights organization founded in 2013 that works for establishing the rights of minority communities in Bangladesh.