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Deuxième conférence de la terre arabe
Deuxième conférence de la terre arabe
Second Arab Land Conference 2021
22 Février 2021 to 24 Février 2021
Second Arab Land Conference 2021

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Three things women in the Arab region told us about their land rights

23 Février 2021
Joseph Feyertag

Prindex Researcher Joseph Feyertag sets out some key findings from his latest paper 'How perceived tenure security differs between men and women in the MENA region'

 

It is for good reason that gender is a major theme at this week’s Arab Land Conference. Around just 5% of women own land or property in the region – one of the lowest rates in the world.

 

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Good land governance is crucial for peace and stability in the Arab region

17 Février 2021
Ms. Ombretta Tempra

Land governance is strongly related to peace , it is linked to livelihood, identity and power. Good land governance, including the key aspects of mediating and resolving land-related disputes and the protection of the housing, land and property rights of all, leaving no-one behind, and are cornerstones for peace. In the Arab region,  competition and conflict over land and land-based resources has been dramatically intensifying under the growing pressures of climate change, population growth and movements, increased food insecurity, and changing land use. 

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An Interview with Rafic Khouri: The Land Information Ecosystem in the Arab region

24 Février 2021

It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account broader notions such as economic prosperity and social justice, especially in the context of competing claims to land use and title, still presents significant challenges. The difficulties are compounded by the fragmented nature of information resources about land.

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The importance of capacity development in the management of land in the Arab region

16 Février 2021
tomhenry

Capacity development is defined as ‘‘The process through which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time” OECD (2006). Capacity development is very important in the Arab region to ensure that the management of land and land-based resources matches the challenges of current times. It is also an important aspect for establishing a well-functioning land sector.  Despite this, capacity development alone cannot enhance land governance .

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The Arab world is changing fast – here’s how land data can help policymakers keep up

22 Février 2021
Shahd Mustafa

From revolution and conflict to shifting demographics and women’s empowerment – big change is underway in the Arab world, much of it linked to questions of land. Perceptions data is a quick and effective way to understand the impact this change is having and map a smart way forward that meets the needs of people today.

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The challenges of good land governance in the Arab region

16 Février 2021
Momula rajashekhar reddy

The Arab region suffers from many challenges  in the land governance and land management sector. Most importantly, tenure insecurity in the Arab region is the highest in the world.  In the Worldbank’s Registering Property- Doing Business indicator, the region ranks  lower than any other region, with the exception of some Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Tenure insecurity negatively affects many aspects of the  economy including urbanization, agricultural development, the private sector and women's empowerment, just to name of a few.