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Customary Land & Forest Rights in the Mekong
2 July 2024
South-Eastern Asia

This webinar will present findings from research conducted by the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) Program and its partners on the recognition and formalization of customary tenure rights across the Mekong region. It will highlight key themes from two important regional publications: "The Recognition and Formalization of Customary Tenure in the Forest Landscapes of the Mekong Region: A Polanyian Perspective" and the "State of Land Brief: Recognition of Customary Tenure in Forest Landscapes of the Mekong Region."

Land Portal Foundation
Mekong Region Land Governance
7 May 2024
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Lilian Lee

We appreciated all of the people who took the time to leave comments, write emails, and take the poll. We heard you, and based on what we heard, we won’t be making any wholesale changes right now in how we refer to countries and regions that have historically been left out of economic and industrialized development. We are particularly sensitive to the idea that the term Majority World could, as Rafael wrote, “perpetuate a notion that could undermine the importance of minority groups. It appears to replicate the very idea that the worth or relevance of a group is tied to its size, which is a concept many of us are striving to move away from, especially those of us engaged in addressing the vulnerabilities of minority populations.” 

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23 April 2024 to 26 April 2024


National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE)
Carrera 59, # 26 - 60

The IATI Members' Assembly and Community Exchange 2024 are taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

International Aid Transparency Initiative

Access the latest land news from trusted sources, discover events happening in your region and online, and read blogs by Land Portal users from around the world.

Recent events
10 September 2024 to 13 September 2024


Radisson Blu Livingston

Theme: Smart Cities in Africa for the 21st Century

IoS Fair Transitions Platform & LANDac
3 July 2024 to 5 July 2024


Utrecht University Utrecht

Building on the successful collaboration in last year’s Annual Conference, the IoS Fair Transitions Platform (UU) and LANDac are pleased to launch this Call for a second joint Conference, which will have a somewhat different set-up from what you are used to and end with a Summit. We welcome your suggestions for panel sessions and round tables for the first two days. Building on your input, we will conclude on the last day with an experiment of democracy – a more-than human Summit. There will be limited hybrid options for participation in the Conference and the Summit.

IOS Fair Transitions

Recent blogs

19 June 2024
Chris Addison
Congratulations to the Land Portal on their 15th Anniversary. I am so pleased to see the platform go from strength to strength, particularly having seen it rise to the challenge of Covid and keep debate on land issues alive during that time. The incredible skill of the team has been to adjust to the needs of the user community and partners for a focus on land issues. I would like to congratulate the Land Portal director and team, not only for the content that they manage but for the process they use in delivering the services. It is one thing to publish and synthesise information but quite another to maintain an independent platform in the face of emerging new technologies and changing resources. The engine running the Land Portal requires constant development to remain secure, efficient, relevant and cost effective. I know a little of what is involved from the technical platforms I have been involved in running myself. 
4 June 2024

After a four-year hiatus, the World Bank Land Conference took place again in Washington, D.C. this May, convening one thousand government, civil society, and land stakeholders in person and thousands more online. The theme of the 2024 conference was "Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action," an exciting and meaningful frame for discussing an issue near to our hearts – open access to land information. 


The Land Portal organized a panel on building a robust and open land information infrastructure for tenure security and climate action in Africa, moderated by Romy Sato. The session featured an outstanding panel of speakers from the public and private sectors representing perspectives on land data from Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, and Uganda.

Recent news

Prindex Perceptions of Tenure Security
21 June 2024

Global Land Alliance is contracting a part-time communications specialist to implement the communications strategy for its Prindex initiative. The main role of the communications specialist is to communicate and engage core audiences around Prindex's findings on citizens’ perceptions of tenure security in 100+ countries. 

International Statement: World Bank Out of Land!
13 May 2024

On the opening day of the World Bank’s 2024 Land Conference, organizations of small-scale food producers, Indigenous Peoples, workers, grassroots communities, and civil society denounce the World Bank as a major actor of land grabbing and ecosystem destruction. They call for effective measures to realize the right to land and territories, including agrarian reform.

6 June 2024
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America

Interview with a same-sex couple who requested a joint title to formalize their property in Colombia.

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