Migration, Displacement, and De-urbanization in the Context of COVID-19 | Land Portal
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Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Organizers: 
New America

Since 1999, New America has nurtured a new generation of policy experts and public intellectuals. Today we are a community of innovative problem-solvers, combining our core expertise in researching, reporting and analysis with new areas of coding, data science, and human-centered design to experiment and innovate nationally and globally. We prize our intellectual and ideological independence and our diversity, seeking to do our best work and to reflect the America we are becoming.

 

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Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.

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LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between Dutch organizations working on land governance. The partners are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, the Land Portal Foundation, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.

 

 

Join us for the Land Rights and COVID-19 webinar and discussion series, which is presented by Land Portal, Landesa, the Global Protection Cluster HLP AOR and GIZ, with organizing support from Environmental Peacebuilding Association, LANDac, New America and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). The 3rd webinar in the series on Migration, Displacement, and De-urbanization in the Context of COVID-19 will take place on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.

The COVID crisis has millions of people on the move, and tens of thousands stranded far from their homes. Most notably, as economies shut down and lockdowns proliferate, de-urbanization has emerged as a serious challenge throughout the developing world. As people leave cities they are leaving properties behind, which creates a range of challenges, such as how to ensure their properties are not taken over by others, whether they be developers, government agents or squatters. 

Re-integrating this mass of people into rural communities presents another serious challenge and may lead to a rise in conflicts. What are the dispute resolution activities we should be thinking about today? Another emerging challenge is related to the question of remittances. People in rural areas, in LAC and also in Asia, for example, rely on remittances to build homes, maintain homes, and invest in local businesses. As levels of remittances drop, how can these investments be protected? Moreover, will this mass influx of people returning to rural areas be beneficial for food systems? What will be the impacts of de-urbanization and its impacts on access to land by youth. 

This webinar will explore the challenges and implications of these looming questions.

 

Facilitator

 

Yuliya Panfil, Senior fellow and Director, New America’s Future of Property Rights program
Yuliya Panfil
Senior Fellow and Director
New America’s Future of Property Rights program

 

 

 

Panelists

 

Chris Penrose Buckley, Senior Land Policy Lead, United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID)
Chris Penrose Buckley
Senior Land Policy Lead
UK’s Department for
International Development

 

Karl Deering, CARE
Karl Deering
Partnerships and Research
Food and Water Systems Team
CARE
       

 

 
 

Shipra Deo, Director, Women’s Land Rights, Landesa
Shipra Deo
Director
Women's Land Rights
Landesa

 

 Igor Cvetovsky, IOM
Igor Cvetkovski
Global Focal Point 
Land, Property, Reparations
and Transitional Justice 
IOM

 
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News
26 May 2020

Join us for the Land Rights and COVID-19 webinar and discussion series, which is presented by Land Portal, Landesa, the Global Protection Cluster HLP AOR and GIZ, with organizing support from Cadasta Foundation, Environmental Peacebuilding Association, LANDac, New America, PlaceFund and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). 

Event
26 May 2020
Global
Organizers: 
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
New America
LANDac
Environmental Peacebuilding
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
Event
27 May 2020
Global
Organizers: 
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
Environmental Peacebuilding
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
New America
LANDac
Debate
3 June 2020 to 24 June 2020
Closed
Facilitators: 
Mr. Alexandre Corriveau-Bourque
Yuliya Panfil
Ms. Karol Boudreaux
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Miss Chantal Wieckardt
Partners: 
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
New America
Environmental Peacebuilding
LANDac
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
Cadasta Foundation
Global

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