Webinar: "The role of information and digital technologies in women's access to land in the Middle East and North Africa" | Land Portal
Contact details: 
Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Global Land Tool Network

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.

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The month of March marks both International Women’s Day as well as International Open Data Day. The webinar on "The role of information and digital technologies in women's access to land in the Middle East and North Africa" will begin by covering the main gender related issues that have emerged from the recent Second Arab Land Conference. The webinar will then look more specifically at what the proliferation of digital technologies now being adopted worldwide, means for women and their access to land in the region.

The challenges faced by women in the Arab states in accessing land do not substantially differ from those faced by women in other parts of the world. Barriers include conflict, lack of access to institutions of power, as well as norms and practices at family and community level. In the Middle East and North Africa today, only 5 percent of them have their name on a legal land or housing document. On the other hand, many positive advancements are being made in many Arab countries. This includes land administration practices that take women’s perspective better into account, as well as an increase in women claiming inheritance rights in accordance to the law.  Join us to discuss what role digital technologies, open data and access to information can play in women's access to land in the Middle East and North Africa. Please note that simultaneous interpretation will be available from English to Arabic.  




Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal CoordinatorLaura Meggiolaro
The Land Portal Foundation




Joe Freyertag, ODI

Joe Feyertag


Foteini Zampati, GODAN
Foteini Zampati
Global Open Data
for Agriculture
and Nutrition

Ombretta Tempra, GLTN
Ombretta Tempra
Global Land
Tool Network
Wael Zakout, World Bank
Wael Zakout
World Bank
Myriam Ababsa, Associate Researcher at French Institute for the Near East
Myriam Ababsa
for the 
Near East  


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