The global data revolution has undoubtedly reached the land sector. Land information is increasingly created, stored and shared as data.
Griet Steel (Utrecht University and LANDac, the Netherlands).
It is my pleasure to welcome you to this timely and important webinar on Realizing women’s land rights in Africa and beyond, which is co-hosted by Acção Académica Para O Desenvolvimento Das Comunidades Rurai (ADECRU) (Mozambique), Action Aid, Both ENDS, ENDA Pronat (Senegal), Fórum Mulher (Mozambique), GROOTS Kenya, LANDac, the Land Portal Foundation and OXFAM. It is my honor to moderate this discussion.
Welcome and introduction from Geetanjoy Sahu, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
It is my pleasure to welcome you to this timely and important webinar on Forest Rights and Governance in India, which is co-organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Landesa India with support from the NRMC Center for Land Governance and the Land Portal Foundation. Thank you for joining us today. My name is Geetanjoy Sahu. I am an Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It is my honor to moderate this forum.
In February 2018, South Africa’s National Assembly passed a resolution to establish an ad hoc Constitutional Review Committee to explore and debate the need for a constitutional amendment to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation in the public interest.
From August 22nd to September 15th 2017 the Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) and Land Portal Foundation will co- facilitate an online debate that will involve the contribution of major stakeholders focusing on contemporary Kenyan land governance issues.
In land governance, a sector ripe for abuse and corruption, transparency is critical in ensuring land use and allocation is fair and accountable and that tenure rights can be defended and protected. The consequences of a lack of transparency include increased difficulty in unlocking the value of the land as an asset and a lack of awareness of land policies and legal frameworks that can undermine land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of land rights.