Post-war societies not only have to deal with continuing unpeaceful relations but also land-related conflict legacies, farmland and forest degradation, heavily exploited natural resources, land mines, a destroyed infrastructure, as well as returning refugees and ex-combatants. In the aftermath of war, access to and control of land often remains a sensitive issue which may precipitate tensions and lead to a renewed destabilization of volatile post-conflict situations.
The webinar on land in post-conflict settings took place on 25 June, 2019. It addressed issues of displacement, international principles to mitigate post-war land restitution, land legacies and tenure reforms, repercussions of commercial land deals and infrastructure projects, as well as interlinkages to conflict transformation.
The webinar was co-organized by GIZ - German Cooperation, the Land Portal Foundation, McGill University and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Moderator: Anne Hennings, PhD, post-doc research fellow, University of Muenster, Germany
- Jon Unruh, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, McGill University, Canada
- SiuSue Mark, PhD, Land & Natural Respurces Advisor, Joint Peace Fund
- Alexandre Corriveau-Bourque, Independent Consultant
- Odongo James, Program Advisor, GIZ-CPS Uganda
- Julius Omony, Program Advisor, GIZ-CPS Uganda
A complete recording of the webinar is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/owd1-6jfUCM
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The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.
The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.
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