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The Challenges of Citizen Participation in Land Governance in 21st Century Africa and Launch of the NELGA Central Africa Alumni Network

17 June 2024 - 19 June 2024
Carrefour Etoa Meki

This seminar will be an opportunity to deepen and consolidate the various issues raised in the initial contributions proposed for the collective work. Participants will have the opportunity to explore in depth the fundamental issues related to citizen participation in land governance, with a focus on the specific challenges faced in Africa. In-depth discussions will analyze the root causes of land problems, identify gaps in existing public policies, and formulate concrete proposals for effective reforms. Furthermore, the seminar will provide a platform for a comprehensive analysis of the role of alumni as an essential component of NELGA's sustainability in the sub-region and ends up with a setting up and launching of the NELGA AC alumni network

Land Dialogues Webinar Series 2023

31 December 2022 - 30 December 2023

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.

Land Portal Foundation
Ford Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

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

The New Customary Land Rights Act in Sierra Leone: Bringing informed community consent to responsible investment

16 November 2022

In September 2022, Sierra Leone enacted unprecedented laws related to land, climate, and sustainable development. This new law transforms communities’ ability to protect their land rights and pursue sustainable development. This webinar will discuss the processes, the experiences, the challenges, and the context of this new law, highlighting the new responsibilities in Sierra Leone.

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

Land Dialogues Webinar Series 2022

19 December 2022

In 2022 we remain in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, increasingly violent weather events connected to the changing climate, and global security tensions due to war and conflict. Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are among the most vulnerable and are both directly and indirectly hard-hit by these events. 

Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Ford Foundation
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Human Rights and Investment Law: What Does Meaningful Progress Look Like?

08 December 2021

CCSI's International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series concludes on December 8th with a panel on “Human Rights and Investment Law: What Does Meaningful Progress Look Like?” The virtual series, focusing on the perspective of policy makers on central topics in investment law and policy, also included panels this year on AfCTA and Investment Facilitation; you can view the v