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Linked Open Data and the DIKW Pyramid
25 October 2018
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

With the inclusion of several land-related indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), land data collection and monitoring has reached an unprecedented momentum. There is a palpable positive drive within both global and local civil society to contribute to the official process through advocacy, data collection and international monitoring efforts. The broad consensus is that data and information are building blocks that support better informed decision and policy making at all levels.

18 October 2018
Global

Por: Joan Carling

 

Soy una activista de derechos humanos que se ha pasado las últimas dos décadas de su vida luchando por la tierra y los derechos ambientales de los pueblos indígenas. He trabajado con organizaciones de base. He dirigido grandes organizaciones y movimientos indígenas.

Sin embargo, a lo largo de mi vida, nunca he olvidado mis raíces.

Village in rural Malawi (©Lorenzo Cotula)
22 October 2018
Authors: 
Mr. Lorenzo Cotula
Global

Following last week’s meeting of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), this piece reflects on a key CFS soft-law instrument. It is an edited extract from the article “International Soft-Law Instruments and Global Resource Governance: Reflections on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure”, Law, Environment and Development Journal (2017) 13(2):115-133. The full article can be freely downloaded at http://www.lead-journal.org/content/17115.pdf.

17 October 2018
Authors: 
William Cobbett
Global

A revolution is underway. In Latin America, it has likely crested. In Southeast Asia and West Africa, it is moving apace. In East Africa, it is at its most intense.

It is brewing most remarkably not in storied national capitals and megacities, but in the medium sized, second-tier cities, less watched by governments and journalists. Cities that might double in size in 12-15 years, yet already under-resourced.

It is a demographic revolution: significant population growth which drives the epochal growth of city dwelling, as the world becomes ever more urban.

17 October 2018
Authors: 
Stacey Zammit
Global

Working on and with open data means that we are avid believers in the notion that pathways of information should be opened up, that we are building the proper technological infrastructures for information to be appropriately shared, thereby creating connections.  Networks such as the International Land Coalition serve this very same purpose; with the exchange of information and knowledge being one of the Coalition’s main missions.  

17 October 2018
Authors: 
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Tanzania
Colombia
India
Global

Until today, the world had no internationally comparable data on citizens’ perceptions of the security their property rights; no way of tracking how people evaluated the likelihood of their home or other land being taken from them.

Land Rights Now Global Mobilization - World Food Day 2018
15 October 2018
Authors: 
Luca Miggiano
Global

The world would be a pretty dull and hungry place if it weren’t for Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

Indigenous Peoples and local communities play a central role in feeding the world. They look after much of the world’s biodiversity, with at least 80% of planet’s biodiversity found in Indigenous territories and waters. And they have an incredible track record of protecting the climate by preventing deforestation and properly managing pasturelands.

For women in rural Uganda Newcastle Disease vaccine is more than just protecting chickens
10 October 2018
Authors: 
Jur Schuurman
Global

The debate on agriculture and development is heated and, apparently, never ending. This is especially true of the role and position of peasant (or smallholder) agriculture, with people either vigorously defending the sector or saying that in time it will (and should) disappear. Prof. Olivier de Schutter is a clear exponent of the former line of thought, as is evident from his contribution ‘We want peasants’ on Land Portal (26 September, 2018).

Global Witness: Find the fact, change the story, expose the system.
26 September 2018
Authors: 
Gillian Caldwell
Global
We are facing challenges in our collective efforts to ensure that land rights are respected around the world. We are fighting the odds with ever more powerful companies and governments surrounding us. And these forces are all too often working in collusion to drive business forward with a profit at any price mentality  -- and at the expense of human rights and the environment.

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