Approximately 1 billion people globally have insecure rights to their land and homes, leaving them vulnerable to conflict, hunger, poverty, and gender-based violence. A major contributor to property insecurity is that a quarter of the world’s population lacks formal property documents.
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
We all know that 2021 was another challenging year for the world. It is all the sweeter that I find much to celebrate within the Land Portal community.
Our global partnerships have become stronger. User trust and satisfaction in the Portal are at their highest. Open data principles and concepts are becoming better understood. The land sector has made great strides in contextualizing key land issues vis-a-vis climate change, gender equity, and indigenous rights, among other issues.
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It is a real honour to host the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference will be held 11-15 September 2022 in Warsaw, Poland at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw.
At the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa, Jordan is often described as an ‘oasis of stability’ in the region.
Despite its small size, it boasts a rich history of empires and civilizations that have made it the country it is today.
Gender equality guidelines will motivate Zambia’s traditional leaders to champion women’s rights in land and resource management
Women in Zambia, like in most countries, have less access to land, productive resources, and opportunities than men. Due to discriminatory gender norms that view men as heads of household, men typically have more decision making power at both the household and community level. This leads women to have less of a voice in decisions about land use, income earning opportunities, household finances, and community resource distribution.
Environment department lays charges against state diamond miner over use of “coffer dams”
Image: Courtesy of Gorongosa National Park
Global Canopy (GC) is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide.
Amahoro @ Scale (Peace-at- Scale) is the Burundi country project of the larger “LAND -at- Scale” program funded by RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency) which is currently active in 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.