8 November 2018
Global

 

We are honored to announce that Omidyar Network has renewed its support of the Land Portal Foundation with an investment of $400,000 to support the integration and visualization of spatial data and the dissemination of SDG-related data and information, as well as provide core funding for institutional enhancement, over the next two years.

28 August 2018
Kenya
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Philippines
India
Global

New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands

13 July 2018
Global

The Land Portal is an independent nonprofit foundation based in The Netherlands. The Land Portal pioneered the open data revolution in the land sector and is committed to building an information ecosystem for land governance that ultimately supports better informed decision and policy making at local, national and international levels.

Events

Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security
28 November 2018

Location

Online
United States
US
Madagascar
Mozambique
Rwanda
Zambia
Cameroon
Namibia
Burkina Faso
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Senegal
Costa Rica
Honduras
Ecuador
Peru
Thailand
Global

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just.

There is a growing recognition of the need for change, but without accurate information, governments, business and civil society can’t understand the nature of the challenge or how to overcome it.

Organizations: 
Overseas Development Institute
Land Alliance
Land Portal Foundation
18 October 2018

Location

Rome
Italy
IT
Global

In 2017, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs) highlighted successful integration of VGGT principles into national law and decision-making processes across several countries. The uptake of the Guidelines has steadily grown in the past five years, aided by the development of tools and resources and further supported by an umbrella programme at FAO that has carried these processes forward in 60 countries.

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Global Land Tool Network
International Land Coalition
Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
Overseas Development Institute
Land Alliance

Blogs

12 November 2018
Authors: 
Anna Wellenstein
Global

Droughts, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters displaced over 24 million people in 2016. When people leave their homes behind, land records offer critical protection of their property rights. This is crucial, as land and homes are usually

(Illustration via thedafkish/iStock)
26 October 2018
Authors: 
Chris Jochnick
Mozambique
Peru
Global

Recent news

12 November 2018
Global

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) announces the first goal of the SDGs 2030 ” End of poverty in all its forms everywhere ” as subject for the 2018 AGFUND International Prize 2018 and invites the United Nations, international and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, social business enterprises, national NGOs, individuals and development actors worldwide to submit nominations for the Prize. 

9 November 2018
Morocco

The government has approved 116 projects valued at MAD 81 million for 93 “sulaliyat” groups, who hold the rights to communal agricultural land.

The projects, which were approved this year, aim to support income-generating projects for rights holders, said Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit on Wednesday, November 7.

9 November 2018
Peru
  • According to research released yesterday, small-scale gold mining has led to the destruction of more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon over the past five years.
  • Scientists based in Peru’s Madre de Dios region at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) say they’ve developed a new method for detecting artisanal-scale mining that is 20-25 percent more accurate than the tools used in the past.
8 November 2018
India

UDALGURI, India — Not long ago, this lush land was nothing more than sand and stone. In the absence of shade trees, Alfred Daimari remembers carrying an umbrella to protect his face from the scorching sun and shielding his dinners from a fierce, dusty wind.

“Now look at it,” Daimari said, gesturing at the thick canopy that hangs over the bench where he’s resting in Udalguri, a district in the Himalayan foothills of northeast India near the Bhutan border.

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