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29 March 2019
Africa
Gambia

Effective land management is predicated on proper ownership. It is those with legitimate documentation for the land they claim to own who can confidently make decisions on what to do with their parcels and maximise the potential.

25 June 2019
South Sudan

Returnees in the Jonglei area have advocated the setting up of land dispute commissions to assist in arbitration and mediation that would ensure that land is returned to its rightful owners.

The former refugees and internally displaced persons were speaking at the end of a consultative workshop on creating an enabling environment for returnees in their areas of origin.

17 June 2019
Liberia

The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) and three Liberian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have agreed to work with 24 communities in eight of the country’s 15 counties to bring two million acres of land under full community ownership and control.

15 June 2019
Global

From the gases emitted through a car’s tailpipe to the tree biomass stored in the Amazon, carbon is no doubt the leading indicator of climate change today. But does a ton of carbon emitted by an aircraft 10 kilometers above the North Atlantic really equate to a ton of carbon stored in a mangrove forest in Indonesia – and, more importantly, can one really be ‘offset’ by another?

14 June 2019
Global

Insufficient data has been cited as a major hindrance to the realization of gender equality especially in land ownership.

According to UN Women statistics, 80% of the indicators for gender equality across SDGs are lacking data.

UN Women Chief Statistician Papa Seck says lack of political good will and technical challenges are to blame.

13 June 2019
Global

Can urban planners use the technology in “Smart Cities” to create cities that are more just—and safe—for all?

What does a “smart city” look like from a gender perspective?  Is there a difference as to how women experience a city? Does technology help or hinder that experience? And how can technology be harnessed to purposefully address challenges of most concern to women? 

12 June 2019
Namibia

THE government will introduce strict verification mechanisms to control the ownership of residential land in informal urban areas.

The director for land reform and resettlement, Peter Nangolo, said the government will not allow people to own more than one primary residential property in the high-density urban areas under the new flexible land tenure scheme.

11 June 2019
Brazil

This indigenous lawyer has made history as the first native woman ever to be elected to Brazil’s congress. She faces a host of obstacles – but is used to overcoming challenges

Joênia Wapichana was the first person in her family to go to university, the first to study law and the first to qualify as a barrister. Now she has become Brazil’s first indigenous congresswoman.

11 June 2019
Global

Large-scale land transactions in which nations sell huge, publicly owned parcels to foreign and domestic corporations negatively affect local women more than men, a new study by Oregon State University shows.

 

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