Land sector challenges are vast and complex. Insecure rights to land continues to affect more than 2 billion people living in urban and rural informality worldwide, with women, youth and indigenous people faring the worst. We need more strategic partnerships, at all levels, that drive innovative thinking and provide practical solutions to these tenure security challenges. As I reflect on the 7th GLTN Partners Meeting and GLTN's achievements, I am convinced that more than ever, we have a clear role and responsibility as a convening body that drives collective action within the land community, and informs land policy for improved land governance.
In this first issue of the Network Recap e-zine, we share with you highlights from the 7th GLTN Partners Meeting held in April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. In line with the theme ‘Together, moving tenure security for all to the next level’, the meeting was an occasion to celebrate the milestones realized in the 11 years of GLTN’s existence, while exploring innovative ways to address emerging issues in the land sector.
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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.
Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.