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’Practices of African Youth access to land for a prosperous agriculture
20 November 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Africa

Date Time: Nov 20, 2020 01:00 PM West Central AfricaDescription:

Organizers: 
Youth Initiative for Land in Africa (Yilaa)
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Cadasta Foundation
COLANDEF LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
Land Portal Foundation
How to Report  On SDG Land Targets in 2021:  Introductory Session for Civil Society Organizations
28 October 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

All the UN member states have committed to achieve the Sustainable Development Targets by 2030. However, there is a clear gap between what is being committed and the delivery of the commitments. For example, in 2020 National Voluntary Reports only seven countries reported on specific land targets. No country reported on the all three key land targets.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
International Land Coalition
How to Report  On SDG Land Targets in 2021:  Introductory Session for Government Partners
26 October 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Global

All the UN member states have committed to achieve the Sustainable Development Targets by 2030. However, there is a clear gap between what is being committed and the delivery of the commitments. For example, in 2020 National Voluntary Reports only seven countries reported on specific land targets. No country reported on the all three key land targets.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
International Land Coalition
Landesa - Rural Development Institute

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Recent events

Second Arab Land Conference 2021
22 February 2021 to 24 February 2021

Location

Cairo
Egypt
EG
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
Morocco
Sudan
Jordan
Palestine
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities.

Organizers: 
Global Land Tool Network
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
World Bank Group
Government of Egypt
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Unequal Scenes
20 November 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Dr. Mark Napier
South Africa

landscape-Cambodia
19 November 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Ryan Flynn
Asia

Earlier in the year Prindex – the first ever global measure of land and property rights – released its full 140-country dataset. The results are sobering. Almost 1 billion people around the world feel it is likely or very likely that they will lose their land or home within the next five years. 

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Zimbabwe agriculture
24 November 2020
Zimbabwe

On Tuesday November 24th, the contract for the first LAND-at-scale project in Zimbabwe was signed. The contract is between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Alro land rule will hurt poor
20 November 2020
Thailand

Attempts by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) to revamp its regulations to allow Sor Por Kor landholders to use their plots for non-agricultural purposes have raised real doubts about possible foul play, as illegitimate windfalls could be handed over to the rich and unscrupulous politicians.

Court charges two for defamation over land dispute in Koh Kong
18 November 2020
Cambodia

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Koh Kong Provincial Court on November 18 to await the sentencing of their three community land representatives who were accused of defamation related to a land dispute.

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Southern Africa

 

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