Our Challenge: Information for Land Governance

Land governance is central to sustainable development. But without better data and information, many opportunities to improve land governance are being lost. 

Goal 1.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals commits the world to:  "By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance."

With climate change increasing pressures on land, and the legacy of large-scale land deals in recent years, meeting this goal requires actions from many different stakeholders. These actions need to be supported by clear, accessible and inclusive data and information. 

Our Mission: Linking Open Data and Land Rights

The Land Portal Foundation works to create a better information ecosystem for land governance through a platform based on cutting-edge linked and open data technologies. We help partners to create, curate and disseminate land governance data and information to become part of a more inclusive information landscape. Current information sources are often fragmented, represent a restricted set of perspectives, and are not structured, curated and licensed in ways that support maximum discovery, engagement and reuse.

 

For any questions or comments regarding the Land Portal's knowledge products, please contact hello@landportal.info

 

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