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.
We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation was created to advance and promote the highest standards in journalism worldwide through media training and humanitarian reporting.
For over three decades, we have been informing, connecting and empowering people around the world through our free programmes and services.
We support our work through a combination of core annual donation from Thomson Reuters , other donations and sponsorships, through external funding from other organisations as well as grants specifically dedicated to supporting our core programmes.
The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. We are the first financial mechanism to exclusively fund projects working towards this goal while reducing conflict, driving development, improving global human rights, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
One of the main aims of the Land Dialogues series is and has been to highlight Indigenous knowledge and wisdom as a solution to pressing global challenges. The series does so by creating a virtual space that bridges that gap, where the term “expert” is not limited to academics or researchers, in an effort to both decolonize and democratize knowledge. In particular, the Land Portal's role is to highlight Indigenous Peoples' need for agency and control over the data that is about them, recognizing that data can either amplify equality or exacerbate unequal power structures.
The Land Dialogues 2023 series will therefore shed a light on a variety of important issues when it comes to the agency of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities' land rights; from the power differentials that exist when it comes to Indigenous land data, to Indigenous Peoples and Local communities taking back control of the dialogues and discussions with donors when it comes to climate funds. With this in mind, a series of four webinars will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish, Portuguese and French. The Land Dialogues are co-organized by the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility, the Ford Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.