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Kenya has a land size of 582,646 Square Kilometers, 97.8% comprising of land and 2.2% water surfaces. 20% of the land area is classified as medium to high potential land and 80% as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). Land has a central position in Kenya’s social, economic and political history. An estimated 75% of the country’s population depends on land for their livelihoods, making the ownership, management and control of the resource of great importance.

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Land Corruption in Kenya

Interview with Mary Maneno from Transparency International Kenya on the Potential of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption

12 March 2021

  Neil Sorensen · Interview with Mary Maneno from Transparency International Kenya     This is an interview with Mary Maneno, who works for Transparency International Kenya (TI Kenya) as the Senior Regional Officer in TI Kenya’s Coast Region Office. She also coordinates and implements TI-Kenya’s…

Eric Kinaga on open data initiatives to fight land corruption in Kenya and beyond

Eric Kinaga on open data initiatives to fight land corruption in Kenya and beyond

5 February 2021

KickBack - The Global Anticorruption Podcast · 47. Eric Kinaga on open data initiatives to fight land corruption in Kenya and beyond Eric Kinaga (@EricKinaga) is a Kenyan-born writer, social justice enthusiast, working for Transparency International Kenya (tikenya.org/) and is the campaign…

Opportunities for Malaysian palm oil companies to cultivate African land, says Bidco Africa group co-founder

Opportunities for Malaysian palm oil companies to cultivate African land, says Bidco Africa group co-founder

6 January 2021

Main photo: Bidco Africa group co-founder and chairman Vimal Shah said the uncultivated land mass could cater for a longer term perspective with wide open opportunities available for both countries. — Reuters pic Malaysian palm oil companies have been invited to enter the African market by…

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The Land Portal at CFS 46

Land Portal at CFS46: Empowering Advocates for Women's Land Rights Through Open Data

15 November 2019

At CFS 46, the Land Portal had the opportunity to be the co-organizer of the side event How the VGGT have changed rural women’s lives:  Key strategies and innovations towards gender equality together with GLTN Unit UN-Habitat, the Cadasta Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…

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Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Partners Meeting

7th Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Partners Meeting

Established in 2006, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is celebrating 12 years as an alliance of diverse global, regional and national partners that contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable development through improvements to security of tenure and land governance. During this period,…