News & Events | Land Portal
7 May 2024
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Lilian Lee
Global

We appreciated all of the people who took the time to leave comments, write emails, and take the poll. We heard you, and based on what we heard, we won’t be making any wholesale changes right now in how we refer to countries and regions that have historically been left out of economic and industrialized development. We are particularly sensitive to the idea that the term Majority World could, as Rafael wrote, “perpetuate a notion that could undermine the importance of minority groups. It appears to replicate the very idea that the worth or relevance of a group is tied to its size, which is a concept many of us are striving to move away from, especially those of us engaged in addressing the vulnerabilities of minority populations.” 

IATI community event banner
23 April 2024 to 26 April 2024

Location

National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE)
Carrera 59, # 26 - 60
Bogota
Colombia
CO
Global

The IATI Members' Assembly and Community Exchange 2024 are taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

Organizers: 
International Aid Transparency Initiative
Land Corruption in Africa
23 April 2024
Africa
Kenya
Southern Africa
Global

This webinar will explore this intersection with stories from across the continent. Speakers will show how corruption undermines land equity programs designed to address the concentration of wealth and inequality in the land sector in South Africa, and how corruption exacerbates the historical marginalization of the Nubian community in Kenya, among other examples. Speakers will also explore how governments and civil society can effectively respond to the research findings, with a focus on policies and campaigns that promote accountability and information transparency in land governance. 

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Transparency International

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Recent events

https://afres.org/livingstone-conference-2024/
10 September 2024 to 13 September 2024

Location

Radisson Blu Livingston
Zambia
ZM
Africa

Theme: Smart Cities in Africa for the 21st Century

IoS Fair Transitions Platform & LANDac
3 July 2024 to 5 July 2024

Location

Utrecht University Utrecht
Netherlands
NL
Global

Building on the successful collaboration in last year’s Annual Conference, the IoS Fair Transitions Platform (UU) and LANDac are pleased to launch this Call for a second joint Conference, which will have a somewhat different set-up from what you are used to and end with a Summit. We welcome your suggestions for panel sessions and round tables for the first two days. Building on your input, we will conclude on the last day with an experiment of democracy – a more-than human Summit. There will be limited hybrid options for participation in the Conference and the Summit.

Organizers: 
IOS Fair Transitions
LANDac

Recent blogs

24 May 2024
Authors: 
Stacey Zammit
Global

Celebrating Fifteen Years of Open: The Land Portal’s Journey to Creating Communities of Practice

Since its beginnings, the Land Portal has been founded in a spirit of openness and, with one of its primary goals being providing wide access to land governance information.  The Land Portal, however, was created at a time where the opportunities to inform and open up the debate on land issues and thinking around the importance of open land data were much more limited.  When I first came to know of the Land Portal’s work, long before I joined the team,  social media was still very much in its infancy, the open data movement was just taking off and technology was only beginning to become personal and portable. These significant changes would eventually lead to a world in which technology touches nearly everything we do, considerably changing the nature of the Land Portal’s work.  

22 May 2024
Authors: 
Dr. Ritu Verma
Global

Dr. Ritu Verma was a Board of Director of the Land Portal Foundation for two consecutive terms

It is with great happiness that I extend my warmest congratulations to the Land Portal on its 15th Anniversary!

As the Land Portal celebrates a decade and half of ground-breaking and impactful work in the area of knowledge-sharing on land rights and struggles across the globe, it has a lot to be proud of.

Recent news

15th Anniversary of the Land Portal
15 May 2024
Global

This year, the Land Portal marks 15 years in action. We began as a simple, yet ambitious, website in 2009 by aggregating fragmented land data for people searching for free, reliable information to support land rights protection for vulnerable people. 

8 May 2024
Global

For over two decades, the World Bank Land Conference has been an important and necessary forum for the land sector, bringing together participants from governments, development partners, civil society, academia, and the private sector to showcase research, discuss issues and good practice, and inform policy dialogue. The Conference encourages cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and this year, the Land Portal team is eager to attend the relaunched Land Conference from May 13-17, 2024 in Washington, DC.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
8 May 2024
Italy
Global

The consultant or consultant team will be responsible for designing (in consultation with the Board) and then delivering a day of participatory and comprehensive DEI training tailored to the needs and goals of the Land Portal Foundation Board and Core Team. There will be approximately 17 participants in total. The training should cover topics such as unconscious bias, social norms, cultural competency, privilege, intersectionality, and strategies for creating an inclusive working environment, among others.  

7 May 2024
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia

ILRG II seeks concept papers for the Environmental Defenders Grant Fund, designed to support environmental defender organizations with the resources necessary to enhance their impact in addressing the land-related root cause of threats, and ensure the long-term sustainability of their vital work: Grant Solicitation: ILRG II-RFA-001 (site.com).

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