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In June 2021 Somalia was estimated to have a population of 16.35 million people, of whom 46% now live in cities. The urban population is predicted to triple by 2050. Somalia, which is 627 340 km2 in extent is situated on the Horn of Africa. It has the longest coastline of any country on the continent. It shares borders with Kenya in the south, Ethiopia in the west and Djibouti in the north-west. Maritime borders are shared with Yemen.
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LAND-at-scale Somalia: land governance to contribute to durable solutions for Internally Displaced People in three Somali cities

25 January 2022

The Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency (RVO) and the Somalia department of the Netherlands Embassy (EKN) in Kenya are pleased to announce their collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Habitat and the Regional…

Igad backs women equal rights to own land

2 December 2021

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development is pushing for gender parity in land ownership in the region. At a July 28 meeting in Nairobi, seven ministers from member states signed a document titled Regional Women's Land Rights Agenda, which will serve as the foundation for improving policies…

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Thirty-five New Country Portfolios Feature Breadth of Land Governance Challenges

2 December 2021

(02.12.2021) The Land Portal Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of thirty-five new country portfolios as part of the Country Insights Initiative, which seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…

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