A FIAN study reveals how digital technologies have become new tools for land grabs and sources of profits. Based on research in Brazil;Indonesia;Georgia;India and Rwanda;the study shows that the use of digital tools in land governance exacerbates existing forms of exclusion. Among the key findings are that although land is recognized as a human right and is essential for the lives of rural people;digitalization projects are implemented with no human rights safeguards;and that international donors are spending millions of dollars to ramp up the use of digital technologies in the land sector around the world.
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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.