Land tenure security revisited: Do we know what we need to know? | Land Portal
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Neil Sorensen,
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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.

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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.

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15 December, 2022 8:00-10:00 ET | 14:00-16:00 CET 

On 15 December 2022 the LAND-at-scale Knowledge Management team will host a webinar Land tenure security revisited: Do we know what we need to know?

Strengthening security of tenure is considered a key outcome of the LAND-at-scale program as a pre-condition to improved livelihoods, resilience, and sustainable resource use. LAND-at-scale interventions employ a range of tools to achieve tenure security, in particular land mapping and registration. Despite the popularity of such interventions, the assumptions underpinning the impact pathways from registration to tenure security and derived outcomes such as improved livelihoods are not always built on a solid evidence base. 

During this webinar, we will present and do a first validation of the findings of a state-of-the-art study that forms part of an ongoing learning trajectory in which different views on tenure security are disentangled with a focus on unraveling the evidence to strengthen assumptions underlying land registration interventions. Central questions that need answers evolve around the conditions for land registration interventions to contribute to tenure security, and the differentiation in impacts and risks associated with such interventions. The presentation will be followed by break-out sessions that provide a space to engage in an interactive debate on some of these core questions and their underlying assumptions. We round off the event with a plenary panel to bring the lessons and insights together. 

We hope that this event will equip stakeholders in the wider land governance community to better identify suitable opportunities for, measure the impact of, and manage adverse risks of, land registration for strengthened tenure security and improved livelihoods.

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