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6 June 2024
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Colombia

Interview with a same-sex couple who requested a joint title to formalize their property in Colombia.

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. 

International Statement: World Bank Out of Land!
13 May 2024
Global

On the opening day of the World Bank’s 2024 Land Conference, organizations of small-scale food producers, Indigenous Peoples, workers, grassroots communities, and civil society denounce the World Bank as a major actor of land grabbing and ecosystem destruction. They call for effective measures to realize the right to land and territories, including agrarian reform.

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).

PRISMA-SG
7 May 2024
Italy

A public selection is announced, based on qualifications and interview, for the award of  a postdoctoral assignemnt for the performance of research activities inherent to the Scientific Area "Earth Sciences" to be carried out at the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the CNR carrying out research within the COOL Project - "System for the Consolidation of L2 products of the PRISMA-SG mission" - Implementing Agreement no. 2023-18-HH.0 of Framework Agreement No. 2018-6-Q.0 - CUP F23C23000160005, for: "Participation in the activities foreseen in the research project COOL - System for the COnsOlidation of L2 products of the PRISMA-SG mission" - The research will focus on the consolidation of L2 products (reflectance), of PRISMA-SG through the refinement of techniques for atmospheric correction and the development of verification/validation processes, as well as through the collection of ground data at sites of interest in Sardinia and other national and international sites. Application and development of techniques for remote data simulation and model inversion for data correction, including through the use of artificial intelligence learning analytical models and techniques. Sensitivity studies and development of remote datum validation criteria, under the scientific responsibility of Dr. Federico Santini.

Workers on the HCB oil palm plantations © H. Nicolaï, 1955. Courtesy: The Oakland Institute.
21 April 2024
Democratic Republic of the Congo

140 years ago this November at the Berlin Conference, Belgium’s King Leopold was recognized as the sole owner of the Congo Free State, a territory including the entirety of today’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Leopold’s reign was marked by slavery, millions of deaths, and widespread atrocities committed during the first colonial exploitation of the territory’s exceptional wealth of natural resources.

64 years after its independence, the DRC remains plagued by various forms of colonialism and extraction, resulting in massive human suffering, land grabs, human rights abuses, hunger and poverty.

25 March 2024
Morocco

Elles représentent plus de 20% de la superficie du Maroc et sont estimées à environ 1.180 milliards de dirhams. Loués ou cédés, les 15 millions d’hectares de terres disponibles pourraient fortement contribuer au développement du pays.

Stand for Her Land Partners
20 March 2024
Global

Stand for Her Land (S4HL), the global campaign building a movement for millions of women to realize the transformative power of gender-equitable rights to land, housing, territory, property, and natural resources, is excited to announce new partnerships with International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), LandBridge, Land Portal, and UN Women.

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