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8 December 2021
Authors: 
Romy Sato
Daniel Hayward
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

Curating land information is part of our daily work in the Land Portal. It includes selecting, categorizing, and enriching information with analysis and/or additional data, graphic visualizations, etc. In times with so much information available to choose from, people are increasingly seeking sources that offer selections of high-quality knowledge and provide analysis that make sense of it. Understanding how partners in the land community are meeting this demand is a great source for us to improve our work of curating, and providing meaning to land data.

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6 August 2021
Authors: 
Allan Cain
Angola
Southern Africa

 

By Allan Cain, Development Workshop Angola

* This article was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa

To secure equal rights to land, bring men and women together
13 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Tanzania
Mongolia
Global

There is an underlying tension in the land rights movement that is rarely addressed head on, which is the perception that securing women’s land rights threatens community land rights. Community land rights are typically held by indigenous people, small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, herders and many other groups who are directly dependent on land for their livelihoods but whose land tenure is often the most precarious.

USAID supported traditional leaders to participate in a series of dialogues to spark action to shift gender norms that hinder women’s land rights in Zambia (Photo: copyright Howard Mang'wato)
1 July 2021
Authors: 
Patricia Malasha
Africa
Zambia

Across much of Africa, land is not allocated and inherited under statutory law but through customary practices rooted in kinship. In patrilineal systems, land belongs to men’s families and is inherited through the paternal line.

In Zambia, many ethnic groups follow a matrilineal system, where women own land and pass it down the maternal line.

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7 June 2021
Authors: 
Prof. Ian Scoones
Zimbabwe
Global

A really important report from the International Land Coalition and Oxfam is just out called ‘Uneven Ground: Land Inequality at the Heart of Unequal Societies’, along with 17 supporting papers. Through new analysis it shows that land inequality is even larger than previously thought, and that this has dramatic effects on poor people’s livelihoods, particularly those of women and young people.

Land and compensation in Zimbabwe: frequently asked questions
23 November 2020
Authors: 
Prof. Ian Scoones
Zimbabwe

The debate about compensation of former white farmers in Zimbabwe continues to rage. The compensation agreement signed in July agreed a total amount of US$3.5 billion to pay for ‘improvements’ to the land that was expropriated. After 20 years of discussion, this was a major step forward. However, there seem to be multiple positions on the agreement and little consensus, along with much misunderstanding. However, some things are happening, and a joint resource mobilisation committee has been established with technical support from the World Bank and others.

4 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Global

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Land insecurity and inequality are endemic and keep families trapped in poverty for generations

Malcolm Childress is co-director of Prindex and executive director of Global Land Alliance

How COVID-19 puts women’s housing, land, and property rights at risk
6 May 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Victoria Stanley
Paul Prettitore
Colombia
Indonesia
Global

It’s time we break down the barriers to women’s access to land and protect women’s rights while the pandemic places them in a precarious situation

Not only is the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) having serious health impacts around the world, it also has the potential to significantly affect the housing, land, and property (HLP) of women and girls, particularly in low and middle-income countries. 

Women at a disadvantage

Participants of the 2020 India Land and Development Conference
10 March 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Pranab Choudhury
India

About 350 land actors from government, academia, civil society and business came together from more than 15 states and outside India to discuss and debate various land issues. In more than 30 sessions, about 150 speakers and panelists deliberated over 3 days around interdisciplinary land-conversations to generate important information and evidence for policy, practice and academics.

Ten important land messages that emerge from these land conversations are:

puerto lopez, meta, colombia, land titles, land rights, property issues, conflict, usaid, usaid transforms
16 April 2019
Authors: 
Nicholas Parkinson
Colombia
In Colombia, the region of Meta is streamlining resources to support land formalization activities through municipal land offices and improving lives by doing so.

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AAKAR Books (AAKAR)

Established in 1991, AAKAR Books is a publishing company, started publishing quality scholarly books in Social Sciences in English and Hindi since 2001 and is now a niche for itself. Aakar Books is reputed for quality scholarly publishing in the field of Social Sciences.

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Our vision is of a self-reliant society in which people have equitable access to resources and institutions are an expression of people’s needs and aspirations.

Our mission is to support civic agency through catalytic interventions aimed at achieving systemic change in good local governance and sustainable human settlement development.

SEKELEKANI é uma instituição moçambicana independente, sem fins lucrativos, de promoção de comunicação para o desenvolvimento, conceito que se refere a sistemas de comunicação em dois sentidos, orientados para enaltecer o diálogo entre os decisores de políticas públicas e as partes interessadas, nomeadamente as comunidades destinatárias do desenvolvimento, permitindo-lhes exprimir os seus pontos de vista, as suas aspirações e preocupações, participando, desse modo, na formulação da agenda do seu desenvolvimento.

Founded in 1993, Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) has been at the forefront of land and agrarian rights campaign in Nepal. CSRC educates and organizes people who are deprived of their basic rights to land and empowers them to lead free, secure and dignified lives. Our programmes have focused on strengthening community organizations, developing human rights defenders, improving livelihoods and promoting land and agrarian reform on behalf of the land-poor farmers.

A Confederação Nacional das Associações de Moradores, fundada no dia 17 de janeiro de 1982, presente no movimento nacional popular e comunitário, tem como seu papel organizar as federações estaduais, uniões municipais e associações comunitárias, entidades de bairro e similares.

La ENI en Nicaragua se constituye como una estrategia de acción a mediano plazo, impulsada e implementada por una plataforma de múltiples actores (institucionales) a nivel nacional, que busca contribuir a la gestión sostenible de la tierra en Nicaragua

FOLA

 

 

Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA) is an educational resource for development practitioners and policy makers that explores how land and natural resource rights affect, and are effected by, development in Africa.  Through raising awareness of these issues, FOLA aims to elevate land and natural resource rights as an urgent priority for development in Africa. 

El Fondo de Tierras de acuerdo al Decreto Ley 24-99 del Congreso de la República es una institución descentralizada del Estado, participativa y de servicio que cimienta su misión y visión en el marco del cumplimiento de los Acuerdos de Paz. Se desarrolla con base a la Agenda Estratégica 2012-2025 que se fundamenta en cuatro ejes:

El Foro Mundial sobre el Acceso a la Tierra y los Recursos Naturales (FMAT 2016) se ha desarrollado en Valencia, España, del 31 de marzo al 2 de abril, con el apoyo de más
de 1200 organizaciones campesinas y de la sociedad civil, instituciones nacionales, internacionales, expertos y profesionales de más de 70 países. Ha reunido a más de 400
personas, venidas de todos los continentes, que han compartido libremente su testimonio en los distintos debates establecidos.

A Fundação Nacional do Índio – FUNAI é o órgão indigenista oficial do Estado brasileiro. Criada por meio da Lei nº 5.371, de 5 de dezembro de 1967, vinculada ao Ministério da Justiça, é a coordenadora e principal executora da política indigenista do Governo Federal. Sua missão institucional é proteger e promover os direitos dos povos indígenas no Brasil.

Geoffrey Payne and Associates (GPA) was established in 1995 and has since undertaken consultancy, training and research assignments throughout the world. Clients include national governments, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UN-HABITAT, SIDA, the World Bank, Cities Alliance and various NGOs and universities. A range of materials, from books, articles, media packs and documentary films have been produced and can be found under the publications link.

Established in 1998, the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies promotes an interdisciplinary approach to area studies in order to better understand the world’s diverse regions. The school aims to train specialists in Asian and African area studies, who have a global perspective, but also retain a detailed understanding of localities.

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