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Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns

11 May 2021

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife. ReconAfrica, a Canadian company exploring for oil and gas in Namibia upstream of a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home…

Job Opportunity: Country Research & Engagement Consultants in LAC, francophone West Africa and the Arab region

29 April 2021

This is a re-post of an earlier annoucement, now focusing on LAC, francophone West Africa and the Arab region. The deadlline for application is 16th May.   The Land Portal Foundation seeks three dynamic and highly motivated regional consultants to conduct research about the land governance context…

carbon removal technology: Forest Communities

Hey, Elon! We’ve got the best carbon removal technology: Forest Communities

23 April 2021

On social media, global indigenous leadership addresses South African magnate Elon Musk, who has launched a global award for carbon sequestration projects. Up-to-date technological solution is the same it has always been: ancestral wisdom   The coordinator of the Global Alliance of Territorial…

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Responsible Land-Based Investments: Interview with Nathaniah Jacobs

12 May 2021

As part of the launch of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator 2.0, the Land Portal spoke with Nathaniah Jacobs, Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development, to hear more about the Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) project. The…

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Cabbage plantation areas on the slope of mount Gede Pangrango Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia.   Photo by Ricky Martin/CIFOR

Applying the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT) in responsible agribusiness investment and land governance: Learning from LEGEND and other responsible investment pilots

DFID's Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND) programme is promoting learning and innovation through 7 CSO-private sector partnerships in diverse agri-regions in 5 African countries; USAID and others are supporting similar initiatives. This side event will share and discuss…