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Join the Debate

Take part in the events organized by the Land Portal, which cover a range of issues including women’s land rights, open data, land corruption and property inheritance. Everyone is welcome to participate: be it to share experiences, ask questions, contribute expertise or simply listen-in and learn more. Get in touch if you want to organize an event with us.

 

Land Corruption in Africa
23 April 2024
Africa
Kenya
Southern Africa
Global

This webinar will explore this intersection with stories from across the continent. Speakers will show how corruption undermines land equity programs designed to address the concentration of wealth and inequality in the land sector in South Africa, and how corruption exacerbates the historical marginalization of the Nubian community in Kenya, among other examples. Speakers will also explore how governments and civil society can effectively respond to the research findings, with a focus on policies and campaigns that promote accountability and information transparency in land governance. 

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Transparency International
Women's Land Rights in the Mekong
15 February 2024
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

Join us in a webinar that will shine light on two groundbreaking reports concerning gender and land governance in the Mekong region. The reports, "Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region" and "Towards Gender-Equitable Land Policy and Law Making in the Mekong Region," were produced in Phase II of the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) program. This is the first webinar in the series ‘State of Land in the Mekong region.’ This series highlights the evolving environment of land governance in this dynamic region.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Mekong Region Land Governance
When carbon markets go wrong
8 February 2024
Indonesia

This webinar will explore what access to remedy might look like for communities in the global carbon market system, with a focus on issues of land and resources tenure. Hearing from communities impacted by carbon markets and experts in grievance mechanism design, the webinar will highlight the key features necessary for accessible, dependable, and credible grievance mechanisms. The discussion will offer critical input to the proposed grievance mechanism for markets established under Article 6.4 of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. 

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

Webinars

13 June 2024
Global

Indigenous women’s knowledge is rooted in ancestral understanding of the natural world and the accumulation of observations of local phenomena. The most significant aspect of Indigenous women holding and preserving these traditional knowledge is their holistic approach, which encompasses a wide range of domains beyond mere specialization. They possess an intricate understanding of various species, considering their nutritional value, medicinal properties, and ecological roles. This knowledge, passed down through generations, not only enriches their communities but has been crucial for western science. Indigenous women's insights have often informed Western understandings, leading to the development of medicines and a deeper understanding of climate phenomena such as droughts, floods, and biodiversity migration.

Organizers: 
The Tenure Facility
Land Portal Foundation
Ford Foundation
Global Alliance of Territorial Communities
Land Corruption in Africa
23 April 2024
Africa
Kenya
Southern Africa
Global

This webinar will explore this intersection with stories from across the continent. Speakers will show how corruption undermines land equity programs designed to address the concentration of wealth and inequality in the land sector in South Africa, and how corruption exacerbates the historical marginalization of the Nubian community in Kenya, among other examples. Speakers will also explore how governments and civil society can effectively respond to the research findings, with a focus on policies and campaigns that promote accountability and information transparency in land governance. 

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Transparency International

Virtual Conferences and Workshops

Land degradation
15 May 2023 to 17 May 2023
Global

These webinars aim to raise awareness on the value of tenure security and its contribution to biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, ecosystem restoration, and climate change mitigation and adaptation while improving food security and local livelihoods.

Organizers: 
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Global Land Tool Network
Land Portal Foundation
International Land Coalition
TMG-ThinkTank for Sustainability
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Introducing the State of Land Information Index
4 May 2023
Global

This side event will serve to introduce the Land Portal’s State of Land Information Index (SOLIndex), which measures openness of land data at the country and global level. The aim of this index is to make land-related findings more actionable and to complement existing land governance monitoring systems, such as tools developed by GLTN. The SOLIndex provides an overall indicator that assesses the openness of land data and information at global and country levels. The SOLIndex can be used as a diagnostic and advocacy tool for making land data more open and inclusive in support of good land governance.

This side event will explore the range of indicators that constitute the index, explore strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the collection of these indicators in an effort to obtain and incorporate feedback from GLTN Partners into the process of validating the indicator.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation

Debates

VGGT discussion
Closed
7 October 2021 to 23 October 2021
Facilitators: 
Darryl Vhugen
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Partners: 
Land Portal Foundation
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

In-person events

Land Rights for Sustainable Development - The Role of Data
17 January 2024

Location

European Commission Brussels
Belgium
BE
Global

Having secure land tenure, ensuring people's confidence in accessing, controlling and utilizing their land, is crucial for promoting sustainable land management practices. It also plays a key role in building resilience against the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and increased desertification due to higher temperatures.

Organizers: 
International Land Coalition
Land Portal Foundation
Land Matrix
Prindex

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