Corruption in land governance is commonly defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain while carrying out the functions of land administration and land management. When land investors target countries with weak governance, the risk of corruption is high. Likewise, corruption is more likely to occur when local elites are able to manipulate their country’s land governance systems for their own benefit.
Community rights activist Eakachai Itsaratha recalls his brush with death after being abducted in southern Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand - As an outspoken community rights activist in a country with one of the worst records of enforced disappearances in the region, Eakachai Itsaratha long understood that one day he too would become a target.
- The now-concluded investigative series “Indonesia for Sale” examined the corruption underpinning Indonesia’s land rights and climate crisis in unparalleled depth.
- The series was a collaboration between Mongabay and The Gecko Project, an investigative journalism initiative founded at Earthsight in 2017.
“Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation”
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire