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Land Portal and ILC Rangelands Initiative launch thematic portfolio on Rangelands, Drylands and Pastoralism
15 February 2018
Global

Rangelands are land areas with indigenous vegetation, including grass and shrubs, and used as a natural ecosystem for grazing livestock and wildlife. Rangelands occupy nearly half of the world’s land surface and include more than a third of global biodiversity hotspots, as well as habitat for 28% of the world’s endangered species.

Land Resources Planning Toolbox
13 February 2018
Global

Last year the Land Resources Planning Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) conducted a survey on participatory land resource planning (LRP) to compile experiences among users of LRP tools and approaches. Around 750 land management practitioners responded and identified the emerging needs and trends in existing LRP tools.

State of Open Data and Land - Get Involved
12 February 2018
Global

The State of Open Data is an ambitious research project reflecting on 10 years of action on open data and providing a critical review of the current state of the open data movement across a range of issues and thematic areas.

The 2018 State of Open Data report will include a chapter on 'Open Data and Land Ownership', and to ensure a wide range of perspectives can be represented in the chapter, the project is undertaking a global brainstorm to gather input. 

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Through innovation and leadership, ARD, Inc., helps people across the world create the essential conditions for successful economic development. Since it was founded in 1977, ARD has led more than 600 projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects have helped countries respond to a range of environmental, social, and institutional challenges.

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The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. The Ford Foundation is a founding donor of the Center.

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Changemakers is a community of action where we all collaborate on solutions. It's a hub of investors, social innovators, and advocates, collaborating to grow impact and accelerate change.

Ashoka Changemakers provides the tools and resources to empower everyone to contribute to a better world. Our community's mission is to grow new ideas through transparency and collaboration, a process of Open Growth. No matter where you are starting, or where you are going, Changemakers makes it easier to share an idea, track progress, communicate with supporters, and invest in global change.

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The Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM) functions within the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Chulalongkorn University. It is thus a proud element of Thailand’s premier institution of higher education, which occupies magnificent tree-shaded campus in the midst of Bangkok.

ARCM grew out of an earlier unit of the IAS, the Indochinese Refugee Information Center (IRIC), which had been established in 1987 to observe and study the movement of refugees from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and other points of Southeast Asian origin in search of asylum in Thailand.

Association for Women's Rights in Development

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.

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Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs. Basic Books also publishes new works in African and African-American studies under the Basic Civitas imprint.  Basic's list of influential authors includes Isaac Asimov, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William F.

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Beacon Press is an independent publisher of serious non-fiction. Our books often change the way readers think about fundamental issues; they promote such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life.

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One of the four institutes at ISB’s Mohali campus, the Bharti Institute of Public Policy is an independent think tank with its main objectives as follows: to promote high quality research to guide policy formulation and implementation in India; to train students – both through degree and short-term programs – to better appreciate, formulate and implement policies; as well as to engage with and inform policy formulation and implementation, particularly in developing country settings.

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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.

We deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

We work with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.

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Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty. Ltd. operates as a book publisher. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Milton, Australia. Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty. Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Wiley Publishing Australia Pty Ltd.

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Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. 
 

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