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Photo by Faizal Abdul Aziz/CIFOR.
4 June 2021
Zambia
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Brazil
Colombia
Peru
Indonesia
Nepal
  • Researchers looked at 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that hold almost 70% of the world’s tropical forests and 62% of the total feasible natural climate solution potential, and found that most of the tropical forested countries looking to benefit from carbon markets still need to define community carbon rights.
Ardhi House, Lands Ministry headquarters in Nairobi
3 June 2021
Kenya

The Ministry of Lands has announced that its Central Lands Registry at the headquarters in Upper Hill has been permanently shut down.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, June 2, Lands CS Farida Karoney disclosed that all the files found in the registry will be moved to county branches.

Residents draw water from a stream in Palukere Village, Atiak Sub-county, in Amuru District in February. The village is located in the area where the irrigation project will be established. PHOTO | TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY
3 June 2021
Uganda

The government has embarked on fresh negotiations with land owners in Amuru District to secure land for the establishment of a Shs70 billion irrigation scheme.

Naishula Conservancy land control board member Nayiare Noonkiba. Image: CHARLENE MALWA
2 June 2021
Kenya

Nayiare Noonkiba does not stand out from other Maasai women in Mara North despite the powerful position she holds in her community. 

An owner of huge swathes of land, a leader and a women's rights advocate across the Mara conservancies, Noonkiba's influence in her community is unmatched. 

Session Summaries: Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021
1 June 2021
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

Residents point at a contested 154 acre-peice of land at Kitiko-Birongo, Wakiso District, on the Entebbe Express Highway in 2019. PHOTO/ DAVID LUBOWA
31 May 2021
Uganda

Makerere University has digitised more than 10,000 land records to preserve fragile documents and ease resolution of land conflicts in the country.
The hard copies of land records from 1830 to 1995 were digitised by four researchers, Ms Rhoda Nalubega, Ms Racheal Nabbosa, Ms Monica Naluwooza, and Ms Sara Maka, who are staff of Makerere University Library.

Glnt_guidance tool
31 May 2021
Global

To ensure a better and more sustainable future for all, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (“the 2030 Agenda”) has identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. SDGs range from poverty eradication, zero hunger, decent work and reduced inequalities to quality education, clean water and sanitation, and gender equality, only to name some of them.

Karuma hydropower dam under construction in Kiryandongo District. PHOTO/ FILE
30 May 2021
Uganda

The launch of the 600 MW Karuma Hydropower Dam has been delayed again. 
The Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL)  has announced they will now commission the hydro-electric power dam in June next year.
The dam, which was built by Sino-hydro Corporation, and whose commissioning has been extended more than twice, is planned for launch on June 22,  2022. 

Huge swathes of farm land swamped in eastern India after cyclone
29 May 2021
Bangladesh
India

Main photo: A man crosses a canal on a fallen tree following Cyclone Yaas in Digha, Purba Medinipur district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Police and NFA officials tour part of Mt Kei Central Forest Reserve, which was cleared for farming by the encroachers on Wednesday. PHOTO | RASHUL ADIDI
28 May 2021
Uganda

Two people have been sentenced to six months in prison for encroaching on Mount Kei Central Forest Reserve on the border between South Sudan,  Koboko and Yumbe districts.

Thirty-one others were charged with carrying out prohibited activities in the forest and remanded until June 24.

Credits: Mooz L.
28 May 2021
Colombia

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world and around half of its land territory is forest-covered. Deforestation is one of the biggest worldwide threats not only for biodiversity but also for climate.

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