LANDac Online Encounter 2020 | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
Contact details: 
Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Organizers: 
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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.

Agriterra is an agri-agency, an organisation for international cooperation that was founded by civil society organisations in rural areas and the agricultural private sector.

Utrecht University logo

Utrecht University is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. Established March 26, 1636, it had an enrollment of 30,449 students in 2012, and employed 5,295 faculty and staff. In 2011, 485 PhD degrees were awarded and 7,773 scientific articles were published. The 2013 budget of the university was €765 million.

About KIT

KIT aims to improve health and ensure equitable social-economic development as much as promote intercultural cooperation with our partners worldwide. As we focus on results and empowering people our research, advice, training and education are creative, context specific and evidence-based. We are an innovative organisation with more than 100 years of experience all over the world. A global host in our very own international knowledge hub in Amsterdam.

 

The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

Mission and Vision

A just world, without poverty. That is our mission. We believe that people can build independent livelihoods, provided their rights are respected. That is why we help people around the world to stand up for their rights.

1. Right to sustainable livelihood resources
Everybody must be sure of a fair income and enough to eat. Yet this is not the case for 20% of the world’s population. That is why we are working on better access to land and water, and on fair working and trading conditions.

Wageningen University logo

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. 

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.

Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.

Welcome to the LANDac Online Encounter 2020! LANDac – the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development – brings together researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and business professionals in the field of land governance and development. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, LANDac wishes to bring the global land governance community together to take stock of research, policy and practice from around the world, as well as to reflect on the current COVID-19 crisis, as alarming observations are coming in about the loss of livelihoods and deepening poverty, government crackdowns on civil society, the suspension of land administration services and irregular land acquisition. What are the immediate effects of the pandemic, and how might it change the future work and priorities of the land governance community?

 

Over the course of 5 days, between 29 June and 3 July (2PM – 4.30 PM CEST), we will offer you a vibrant programme, including two key note contributions, three webinars, various parallel sessions and opportunities for online networking and exchange. Before, during and after the online programme, you can join us at our online platform, where you can find recently released blogs, interviews and short videos from colleagues in the LANDac network. 

We are looking forward to fruitful discussions, webinars and online sessions, and of course we hope to see you at one of our virtual networking opportunities!

 

Live Programme

Over the course of 5 days, between the 29th of June and the 3rd of July, LANDac will host a live, online programme between 2PM – 4.30 PM, CEST.

 

Registration

Participating in the LANDac Online Encounter 2020 is free of charge! In order to join the Online Encounter, registration is required. We kindly ask you to register for each day separately and indicate which parallel session you wish to join. If you (only) wish to join a specific parallel session, please register for the full day and join the parallel session at the indicated time slot in the programme. 

Register now at the following links!

Register for day 1 – Opening session and keynotes

Register for day 2 – Webinar ‘Multifaceted Challenges of Land and Climate Change’ & Parallel sessions

Register for day 3 – Webinar ‘Covid-19 Crisis and Land Governance’ & Parallel Sessions

Register for day 4 – Webinar ‘The Nexus of Land Governance and Climate Change Adaptation in Relation to Urban Tenure’ & Parallel Sessions

Register for day 5 – Closing panel & discussion

 

Deadline for registration: June 28, 2020.

 

Voices of the LANDac Community

We would like to meet you! Join us at one of our virtual networking opportunities, or add your voice to the ‘Voices from the LANDac Community’!

 

How can you add your voice? Record a 30-second video of yourself and share it with us*. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • The video may last 30 seconds max.
  • Record your video horizontally
  • Do not forget to briefly introduce yourself.
  • Answer one of the following questions: Why are you part of the LANDac community? 

    Why did you join the LANDac Online Encounter?

*Please note that by sharing your video with us, you give permission to publish the video online at the LANDac and Land Portal website and YouTube channels.

Get to know the diverse voices from the LANDac community

Share your voice with us and it will be posted here!

 

Organising Committee 2020

Joanny Bélair (University of Ottawa), Gemma van der Haar (Wageningen University), Lotte van der Heijden (LANDac), Laura Meggiolaro (Land Portal Foundation), Richard Sliuzas (ITC – University of Twente), Neil Sorensen (Land Portal Foundation), Marja Spierenburg (Leiden University), Guus van Westen (Utrecht University), Chantal Wieckardt (LANDac).

 

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