Webinar: "The role of information and digital technologies in women's access to land in the Middle East and North Africa" | Land Portal
Contact details: 
Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Organizers: 

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.

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.

Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.

Language of the event: 
Arabic
English

The month of March marks both International Women’s Day as well as International Open Data Day. The webinar on "The role of information and digital technologies in women's access to land in the Middle East and North Africa" will begin by covering the main gender related issues that have emerged from the recent Second Arab Land Conference. The webinar will then look more specifically at what the proliferation of digital technologies now being adopted worldwide, means for women and their access to land in the region.

The challenges faced by women in the Arab states in accessing land do not substantially differ from those faced by women in other parts of the world. Barriers include conflict, lack of access to institutions of power, as well as norms and practices at family and community level. In the Middle East and North Africa today, only 5 percent of them have their name on a legal land or housing document. On the other hand, many positive advancements are being made in many Arab countries. This includes land administration practices that take women’s perspective better into account, as well as an increase in women claiming inheritance rights in accordance to the law.  Join us to discuss what role digital technologies, open data and access to information can play in women's access to land in the Middle East and North Africa. Please note that simultaneous interpretation will be available from English to Arabic.  

 

Moderator

 

Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal CoordinatorLaura Meggiolaro
The Land Portal Foundation

 

 

Panelists

 
 
Joe Freyertag, ODI

Joe Feyertag
Overseas
Development
Institute
(ODI)

   

 
Foteini Zampati, GODAN
Foteini Zampati
Global Open Data
for Agriculture
and Nutrition
(GODAN )

 
 
 
Ombretta Tempra, GLTN
Ombretta Tempra
Global Land
Tool Network
(GLTN) 
UN-Habitat    
          
 
Wael Zakout, World Bank
Wael Zakout
World Bank
   
  
  
          
 
Myriam Ababsa, Associate Researcher at French Institute for the Near East
Myriam Ababsa
French
 Institute
for the 
Near East  
          

  

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