The Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) series focuses on the governance of land-based investments in the Global South. The series explores practical strategies and approaches adopted by rights defenders and practitioners to address common challenges surrounding these investments. The series also connects the thematic elements and openings within these strategies for enhanced RLBI governance to the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator, a knowledge hub bringing together a wide range of curated tools and guides on topics related to the governance of land-based investments.
Linked to this, and underpinning many of the strategies deployed, is the importance of reliable and readily available information. Such information improves transparency and accountability and facilitates more responsible land investments. The series will therefore also explore how open data can assist in protecting the rights of individuals and communities and enhance opportunities for equitable and responsible land investments.
This webinar series is a partnership of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Land Portal Foundation, and Namati.