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COVID-19

Synonyms: 
coronavirus disease

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, which had not been previously identified in humans.

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Land Ownership, Tumaco's New Hope
24 February 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Nicholas Parkinson
Colombia

The pandemic has shown the Colombian government how structural land issues continue to hamper rural development.

Colombia’s hospitals have been challenged due to Covid-19, and while the government rushes to strengthen the country’s healthcare system, intensive care unit occupancy remains high throughout the pandemic.

Tungsten surface mining in Rwanda
29 January 2021
Authors: 
Nathaniah Jacobs
Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye
Global
Eight Breakthroughs for Land Rights in 2020
2 February 2021
Authors: 
Chris Jochnick
Tanzania
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Liberia
Myanmar
Global

2020 was a tough year on many fronts, and land rights were no exception. COVID-19 hindered land rights advocates from doing field research, meeting with government officials, prioritizing policy initiatives, and obtaining funding.

Despite these headwinds, we have seen important advances, and the field continues to grow. Here are eight breakthroughs in 2020 to celebrate:

Under cover of COVID, new laws in Asia threaten environmental and social protections
6 January 2021
Authors: 
Kundan Kumar
Asia
Indonesia
Philippines

Hit hard by the pandemic, Asia's indigenous and local communities face fresh government-led efforts to exploit their land and resources

In addition to its devastating toll on public health, COVID-19 has exacerbated global food insecurity and economic crises. These costs have been particularly acute for Indigenous Peoples and local communities on customarily governed territories and lands.

Five mega-trends affecting forests will have profound impacts on local communities
15 December 2020
China
Global

We need to understand the consequences of technology, migration, climate shifts, infrastructure and a growing middle class on forest-dependent people

The fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement offers a moment to reflect on progress towards global climate goals. When it comes to protecting the world’s forests, which are essential to global and national efforts to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, there has been little – if any – progress.

International Anti-Corruption Day: Recover with Integrity by Tackling Land Corruption
9 December 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Europe
Global

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, and corrupt practices in the context of land administration and land management have come to be known as ‘land corruption.’ Unfortunately, land corruption is all too common, with one in every five people across the globe paying bribes to access land services. 

Presenting Land Portal Impact
1 December 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

The COVID-19 crisis has made 2020 the most challenging year in our lifetime. It has demonstrated the need to ensure that sustainable and equitable land governance remains a priority on the international agenda. The pandemic also underscored the importance of digital platforms for both maintaining access to data and information and providing a space people can trust.

A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND COVID-19
23 September 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Rachel McMonagle
Global

 

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies. These impacts are felt most acutely in rural areas, especially among indigenous communities and minority groups, and by women and others who are marginalized within those groups.

Taking stock of the women’s  land rights in the wake of COVID-19
15 October 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Grace Ananda
Africa
Global

How will you feel when you are discriminated against and denied privileges that other people enjoy? What will be your reaction? Have you asked yourself why indigenous peoples around the world feel they are denied their rights and left behind in development agenda? To answer all this, I had to look at the food security and tenure rights for indigenous women / communities in Africa thirteen years since the establishment of the International Rural Women’s Day

Women create terraces in Rwanda
7 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Wael Zakout
Global

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating around the world. In response, countries have put in place emergency measures to help their citizens and private firms weather the pandemic and recovery programs to boost the economy once the lockdown restrictions can ease.

Most developing economies do not have the fiscal space to implement broad recovery programs, as the revenues from key economic sectors have collapsed, expenditures to respond to the pandemic have escalated rapidly, and capital outflows have increased.

A group of adults in the hilly highlands of Madagascar, walking from the capital Antananarivo to their rural villages with luggage and children in tow. (Credit: Rijasolo / AFP)
7 October 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Sébastien Boillat
Dr. Julie Zähringer
India
Global

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world abruptly, affecting nearly all of humanity with breath-taking speed.

Carla León Celaya
14 September 2020
Authors: 
Dolene Miller
Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America
Nicaragua

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