The vision of the Land Portal Foundation 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.
Since 2019, the Land Portal has been using data stories as a way to demonstrate how combining data with engaging, memorable and persuasive narratives that can empower communities to tell their stories to the world.
The workshop "Using Data to Tell Compelling Stories About Land" featured a selection of data stories published by the Land Portal, including from winners of the 2021 Data Story Contest and from the Land Portal's data team. Panelists presented their data stories and reflected on collaboration with the Land Portal on writing and sharing an effective story, exploring how to create compelling stories by combining narratives with data, visuals, graphics, and other forms of media.
- Dr. Konrad Hentze, GIS expert Land Portal, is interested in the use of GIS and Remote Sensing in the dispute of conservation, agricultural development and equal land rights. Currently, he is focussing on normative aspects and narratives within Geospatial analysis for interdisciplinary land science.
- Diana Wachira, Program Officer Pajoma Trust, is an urban and regional planner by profession, with a bachelor's degree from the University of Nairobi, having been trained in spatial and analysis software including SPSS, GIS, AutoCAD and Archicad as well as the MS Packages.
- Auta Azevedo, Member of Revelar.si,is a Doctoral candidate of Anthropology, a member of MABI (Movement Breaking Invisible Barriers of Coque) and a member of Revelar.si (Coletivo de fotografas do Coque), as well as a popular feminist educator.
- Dr. Manuel Enrique Pérez Martinez, Professor at the University Javeriana of Colombia, holds a Doctorate in Territorial Studies from the Universidad de Caldas, as well as Master in Planning and Administration of Regional Development from the Universidad de Los Andes.
In honor of International Open Data Day, having taken place on March 6th, we would like to invite you to submit your data story to the Land Portal. Read more below!
Why submit a data story?
The Land Portal advocates for more and better open land data, but more and better have never been our end objectives. Data must be used; it needs a purpose. One of the ways we practice what we preach is through our data stories.
This Land Portal data story looks at the increase of maize production in and around Thailand, and its relation to a poultry value chain as an ingredient in animal feed.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities have proven experience at maintaining and improving the carbon density of forest landscapes, often under dire and violent circumstances. Like much of the front line workers that have been so crucial in the current global climate, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are first responders in their own right, on the front lines of the fight to protect the planet’s remaining tropical forests.