Conference Theme: Partnership for enhanced Inclusion and Impact
Many women around the world are working to improve their land rights. Yet the access to their land is often insecure. During this evening, you will hear stories by women who are involved in different initiatives at the grassroots level – from the Netherlands to Malawi. What lessons can we learn and how can they generate ideas that lead to more action on the ground?
Kick-off event: meet female land rights champions, make your work more effective and join the festive launch of a photo exhibition
You are kindly invited to participate in an inspiring and informative event to discuss lessons learned from successful grassroots initiatives to improve land rights for women, supported by The Netherlands. What do these lessons mean for the gender ambitions in the policy note ‘Investing in Global Prospects’? How can we apply these lessons in our work on foreign trade and development cooperation?
Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just.
There is a growing recognition of the need for change, but without accurate information, governments, business and civil society can’t understand the nature of the challenge or how to overcome it.
Next Training: June 11-21, 2019
Location: Columbia University, New York
The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa invites you to a public conversation between:
Nicolette Naylor, Ford Foundation
Sibongile Ndashe, Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa
Date: 10 July 2018
Time 16:30 for 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: ISLA Offices
15th Floor Marble Towers
208 – 211 Jeppe Street
The Land Portal Foundation, Mokoro Ltd and Transparency International co-hosted an interactive webinar on sextortion in land governance and its implications on June 25th, 2018. The webinar featured an interactive discussion among expert panelists.
The Land Portal Foundation, the Cadasta Foundation, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Thematic Network on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources will co-host an interactive webinar to highlight the critical links between securing women’s land rights and promoting sustainable development. The webinar will feature selected stories from the Her Land Her Story campaign.
Now, as the official process around the Sustainable Development Goals is beginning, it is critical that the land sector works together effectively. Therefore, Habitat for Humanity (Solid Ground Campaign), LandMark, Resource Equity, the Rights and Resources Initiative and the Land Portal Foundation want to bring land stakeholders together to discuss the incredible momentum around land and data. We want to determine an action plan to ensure that the data and monitoring initiatives will result in concrete actions to secure land rights!
Every two-three years, ILC organises the Global Land Forum (GLF). This unique event brings together ILC members and other stakeholders from grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs, and researchers, to multilateral organisations and government agencies from around the world to advance understanding of the complex and dynamic political, economic, environmental and social linkages between land governance, food security, poverty and democracy.
Women account for 60–80 per cent of smallholder farmers and comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector. Inequalities between women and men in access to land, productive resources, income-generating activities and public consultation spaces seriously undermine women’s capacity to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).