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On the 11th June the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruled that the Ingonyama Trust (created as the last legislative act of the outgoing apartheid government in 1994) had adopted an illegal policy of forcing people living on land that had occupied for generations to sign leases and pay rent to the Trust.
Main photo: Farmers at a FAO anti-desertification project in Burkina Faso, one of 11 countries targeted by the Global Environment Fund Initiative
LANDac is looking for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Project Manager who has affinity with the field of land governance and development, and is committed to making knowledge management work for more effective policy implementation, innovation and upscaling.
A major project reform in Lebanon at the cadastre and land register department level has started with the support and cooperation of the French development agency and the expertise of France, via the FEXTE project that funds technical cooperation programmes and project-preparation studies in developing countries.
Muscat: The Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology, (MTCIT), has begun implementing the medium-term open data action plan 2021-2024.
As drought and climate change make fires worse, officials are returning to Native nations’ time-tested techniques. Returning the land would be better.
A whistleblower complaint to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cites “egregious” violations by ReconAfrica and executives.
Biodiversity is plummeting, but restoring rivers could quickly reverse this disastrous trend.
After much planning and preparation, we are looking forward to starting a new land governance project in Mozambique with our partners, Centro Terra Viva. With support from the Land-at-Scale programme, we will be able to provide thousands more Mozambicans with proof of their land rights and further develop the CaVaTeCo platform and the Cadastro Popular.
RUNDU – Communal land boards across the country are facing a challenge of many requests for land in their areas, with over 30 000 applications yet to be processed, land reform minister Calle Schlettwein has said.
- Researchers looked at 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that hold almost 70% of the world’s tropical forests and 62% of the total feasible natural climate solution potential, and found that most of the tropical forested countries looking to benefit from carbon markets still need to define community carbon rights.