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26 May 2019
Global

By Kathleen Buckingham

Trees have become an iconic image of environmentalism, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should plant millions of them.

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24 May 2019
Global

This coming weekend, Openhack will be hosting Openhack Gothernburg 2019.  Openhack is a collaborative community where ideas and knowledge are exchanged in order to solve humanitarian challenges through open source development.  Hackathons are physical meetings that take place and innovations are sparked to life. This is where tech volunteers, aid organizations, social actors, and sponsors together in the same building to work together.

23 May 2019
Authors: 
Ms. Lindsay Bigda
Global

Across the globe, indigenous and rural women make invaluable contributions to their communities and toward global sustainable development and climate goals. They use, manage, and conserve the community territories that comprise over 50 percent of the world’s land and support up to 2.5 billion people. 

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23 May 2019
Authors: 
Mr. Tim Davies
Global

This week an important new book on ‘The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons’ was launched by IDRC and African Minds.

10 May 2019
Global

La aprobación y adopción de la Declaración sobre los Derechos de los Campesinos y Otras Personas que Trabajan en las Zonas Rurales representa un hecho histórico para el propio sistema internacional de derechos humanos, así como para las comunidades campesinas del mundo. Ha sido una lucha de más de 17 años de La Vía Campesina que, junto con aliados, logró impulsar en el seno de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) el debate sobre el rol y situación del campesinado.

 

21 March 2019
Global

By Deborah Espinosa and Patrick Gallagher, USAID’s Land Technology Solutions Program

 

Persistent and pervasive gender inequality is a global development challenge that constrains economic growth, educational opportunities, and health outcomes. It jeopardizes food security and undermines poverty reduction strategies. The world over, some formal and many informal laws and customs operate to hinder women’s empowerment and thus their full potential as agents of economic and social change.

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Ivory Coast
Nigeria
Senegal
Global

In February of this year, a deportation officer of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was indicted for extorting immigrants for cash and sexual favors. Arnaldo Echevarria promised two undocumented women “working papers” in exchange for sex, eventually impregnating one of them.

This is just one example of the many cases of sextortion that vulnerable women, and sometimes men, face around the world.

30 April 2019
Authors: 
Amanda Richardson
Global

On March 27, 2019, the Research Consortium hosted a happy hour at the 2019 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. The event attracted a mix of attendees from the conference, including leaders in the field of land rights and land tenure security.

25 March 2019
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Tuck
Mr. Wael Zakout
Global

This week, more than 1,500 development professionals from around the world are gathering at the World Bank’s annual Land and Poverty Conference, discussing the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance. 

21 March 2019
Authors: 
Amanda Richardson
Global

Next week is the annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. This is one of the most important events of the year in the land rights sector. It’s a chance for a wide range of practitioners, researchers, and funders to connect and to learn more about each others’ work.

Aerial view of Southwest Mau Forest and neighbouring tea estates. Photo by Patrick Sheperd/CIFOR
21 March 2019
Authors: 
Mr. Lorenzo Cotula
Brendan Schwartz
Global

Ahead of next week’s World Bank conference on land and poverty, Lorenzo Cotula and Brendan Schwartz discuss how development finance institutions can better address land rights issues.

8 March 2019
Authors: 
Diana Fletschner
Global

The plight of women has largely been ignored, not only by local officials and lawmakers, but also by the way in which data about land rights is understood and processed

When Rajkumari Devi’s husband died 12 years ago, the world that centred on the mud hut they shared in a village in north India fell apart. Reeling from the loss of her husband, she was unable to secure title to her home and the scrap of farmland nearby that they had worked together.

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