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Building Climate Resilience through Inclusive Land Governance

29 November 2023


On the opening day of #COP28, we hosted a thought-provoking webinar that delved into the intricate relationship between land governance and climate resilience, a critical area of immense importance in the context of global climate challenges and sustainable land use practices. This event aimed to unpack the crucial role of inclusive land governance in building climate resilience.

Land Portal Foundation
Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency
Global Land Tool Network

UN Climate Change Conference

29 November 2023 - 11 December 2023

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, held from November 30 until December 12, 2023, at the Expo CityDubai. The conference has been held annually since the first UN climate agreement in 1992. It is used by governments to agree on policies to limit global temperature rises and adapt to impacts associated with climate change.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Climate Funding and COP28 : Turning Pledges into Action

27 November 2023

The UN’s past two global climate summits have been big on promises for Indigenous Peoples. At COP26 in 2021 governments and private philanthropies pledged nearly $2 billion for Indigenous Peoples and local communities to fight deforestation. Last year’s COP27 led to the creation of a new “loss and damage” fund to help vulnerable communities respond to climate disasters.

Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ford Foundation

Securing tenure : Enhancing Disaster Management and Adaptation

21 November 2023

Climate-change induced disasters and communities’ responses to protect themselves and design solutions have become a top priority on the climate agenda. At the center of mitigation and adaptation discussions have been urban populations, particularly in informal settlements. At the same time, the rural poor with limited or no secure access to land tend to be overlooked.

Land Portal Foundation
Global Forum on Agricultural Research
Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC)
Association for Land Reform and Rural Development
Global Land Tool Network

Conference on Land Policy in Africa 2023 - Promoting Sustainable Land Governance in Africa for Accelerated Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area

20 November 2023 - 23 November 2023
Addis Ababa

The Conference on Land Policy in Africa is organized by the AUC, ECA and AfDB under the auspices of the African Land Policy Centre, in close collaboration with its key partners including inter-governmental organizations, government agencies, academia, regional economic communities, and African centres of excellence, CSOs, African private sector associations and development partners.

African Development Bank
African Union

The role of African traditional authorities in land-based investment governance

15 November 2023

By examining the landscapes of multiple African countries, we will unearth the myriad experiences of traditional leaders, emphasizing the variances in their legislative authority and the weight of their word. By drawing upon actual case studies, the discourse will underscore potential friction areas between traditional leaders, governmental entities, and local populace, especially when the spotlight turns to the management of land based investments within ancestral domains.

International Institute for Environment and Development
Land Portal Foundation
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
ILC Africa

Where Technology Meets Land Rights: Utilizing Technologies to Support Land Governance

07 November 2023 - 11 November 2023

This webinar discussed the implications of technologies for land rights, including the potential benefits and drawbacks. The webinar considered whether technology and data sharing a viable and practical  Indigenous communities to defend their land rights.

Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ford Foundation

Seventh India Land and Development Conference: Land-People Relations Diversity and Transitions

31 October 2023 - 02 November 2023
Pune, Maharashtra

The India Land and Development Conference (ILDC) is an annual destination of diverse land actors and enthusiasts from the Global South. Since its inception in 2017, ILDC has brought together over 2500 participants from more than 70 countries, engaging in vital discussions on crucial land-related issues. This unique collective-led international conference has been a catalyst for partnerships, collaborative research, and action, contributing significantly to building a symbiotic land ecosystem in India.


Flame University

Tenure security for all: the case for local and global action to advance implementation of the VGGT

26 October 2023
FAO Headquarters
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

This event will bring together a wide range of CFS actors to present the case for more coordinated global action to advance tenure security. It will present proposals for a multistakeholder global campaign and draft Framework for Action. It will show how a focus on human rights compliance in land governance through systematic monitoring and policy dialogue can promote VGGT implementation and increase accountability.

Danish Institute for Human Rights
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Land Coalition
Land Portal Foundation
Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
TMG-ThinkTank for Sustainability
Forum of Struggles for Land and Natural Resources

Committee on World Food Security 51

22 October 2023 - 26 October 2023

The 51st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 51) will take place on the theme, ‘Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition’. A high-level opening ceremony will feature a discussion on strengthening coordinated policy responses to the food crisis, including consideration of the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report (SOFI 2023).

FAO, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)