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The Land Portal Foundation and the Open Data Charter have released the report State of Land Information in Madagascar: An Open Data Action Framework for Madagascar, shedding light on the state of the land data ecosystem in Madagascar. The report serves as a comprehensive diagnostic tool and guide, aiming to catalyze change and foster conversations about data transparency and land governance in Madagascar.
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Do you have experience in grant, financial, and budget administration? Are you experienced in the financial obligations of small nonprofit organizations? Would you like to work remotely with a small international team of enthusiastic and driven people in the nonprofit sector? The Land Portal offers you a great opportunity in a diverse work environment and would like to hear from you!
Land and human rights are closely tied. Land use planning approaches can only be robust and have a meaningful impact if they integrate the interests of vulnerable and marginalised members of communities into their schemes.
The Land Portal Foundation is a non-profit organization striving for a world where information about land governance is transparent, accessible, and supports the needs of local communities. We are an entirely online platform based in the Netherlands and are seeking an organized, meticulous, and proactive Administrative Assistant to join our team.
In 2006, Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies (Socapalm), a subsidiary of plantation giant, Socfin, embarked on an ambitious endeavor – the cultivation of palm plantations within Dibombari’s lush rainforest expanse in Cameroon. Yet, beneath the veneer of progress lies a tapestry of troubling accusations. Allegations of forcible land displacement, pollution of vital water sources, the decimation of delicate ecosystems, and the sacrilegious intrusion into ancestral lands cast a dark shadow over the company’s operations.
War and drought is emptying Somalia’s countryside, creating a surge in urbanisation and cementing a permanent demographic shift that will have far-reaching implications for the country’s future recovery, say aid and development experts.
The right to land is a fundamental prerequisite to the other rights (economic, social, and cultural) that depend on land, and which determine the living conditions and social integration of Ethiopia’s rural and urban communities. In recent times, high rates of population growth, unregulated urban expansion, and poor use of resources have led to land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and disputes over access. An integrated and participatory approach to land management is considered essential if resources are to be used sustainably and equitably in the future.
Minorities, women, and persons internally displaced face severe land tenure issues in post-conflict Iraq.
Land rights are among the fundamental rights of women. Supporting women to secure their land rights ensures equity in ownership, and improved livelihood opportunities for rural women. It further contributes to food security, addresses poverty, provides a basis for climate action, and promotes long-term equitable economic growth.
However, a lack of awareness about land legislation and limited social freedoms in rural societies hinder the realisation of these rights.
Three land-governance-focused projects implemented by GIZ Ethiopia and Djibouti , in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International project Stand for Her Land (#S4HL) and the Women Land Rights Task Force (WLRTF), are working to improve women’s land rights in Ethiopia.
According to forecasts, the State should cover just over 25 per cent of these costs, or CFAF 438.6 million, technical and financial partners, CFAF 435.75 million, while nearly half of the funds, or 49 per cent, will be provided by the private sector, corresponding to CFAF 840.9 million.