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State of Land Information in Liberia, Mozambique, & Sudan
23 January 2024
Sudan
Mozambique
Liberia

We are proud to announce the release of three State of Land Information reports, which detail the land information status in Mozambique, Liberia, and Sudan. These comprehensive reports provide an in-depth analysis of the current land information systems, legal frameworks, and data accessibility in these countries.

Women's Land Rights in the Mekong
15 February 2024
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

Join us in a webinar that will shine light on two groundbreaking reports concerning gender and land governance in the Mekong region. The reports, "Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region" and "Towards Gender-Equitable Land Policy and Law Making in the Mekong Region," were produced in Phase II of the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) program. This is the first webinar in the series ‘State of Land in the Mekong region.’ This series highlights the evolving environment of land governance in this dynamic region.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Mekong Region Land Governance
When carbon markets go wrong
8 February 2024
Indonesia

This webinar will explore what access to remedy might look like for communities in the global carbon market system, with a focus on issues of land and resources tenure. Hearing from communities impacted by carbon markets and experts in grievance mechanism design, the webinar will highlight the key features necessary for accessible, dependable, and credible grievance mechanisms. The discussion will offer critical input to the proposed grievance mechanism for markets established under Article 6.4 of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. 

Organizers: 
International Institute for Environment and Development
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Land Portal Foundation
Namati

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Recent events

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

Location

Utrecht University Utrecht
Netherlands
NL
Global

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.

Organizers: 
IOS Fair Transitions
LANDac
World Bank Land Conference
13 May 2024 to 17 May 2024

Location

World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
20433 Washington
United States
US
Global

The World Bank Land Conference has catalyzed the global land community for over 20 years, and we are pleased to announce that we will relaunch this premier event May 13-17, 2024, in Washington, DC under the annual theme of “Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action.”

Organizers: 
World Bank Group

Recent blogs

Mozambique LAS
23 February 2024
Authors: 
Maria Muianga
Lisette Meij
Mozambique

Terra Firma and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) are pleased to announce the launch of a new LAND-at-scale project: Scaling Community Land Rights Certification in Municipal Areas of Mozambique. The project started implementation this month (February 2024) in the rural hinterlands of four municipalities in Manica, Sofala and Zambezia provinces.

CLPA LAS side-event panelists
23 February 2024
Authors: 
Aoife Ossendorp
Gemma Betsema
Africa
Mozambique
Rwanda
Uganda

During the Conference for Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) which took place in Addis Ababa in November 2023, LAND-at-scale organised the side-event ''Climate-Resilient Land Use Planning as a Tool for Addressing Land Degradation''. The LAND-at-scale (LAS) project partners and their government constituencies from Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda participated in person. The set-up of the session was dynamic with each country first ‘pitching’ how land use planning processes were important in their LAS interventions, and then the government representatives adding to that a perspective from government. In each of the countries, the LAS partners consisting of NGOs and UN organizations, work closely with national or district land use planning officers of the government in carrying out project activities.

Recent news

26 February 2024
Chad

Through the LAND-at-scale programme there have been several interventions in Chad since 2021, varying from contributing to facilitating inclusive validation of the revised land policy, to supporting women's access to land and empowerment, as well as starting the building blocks for an improved land administration system. In 2024, new activities will start that build further on results from these previous interventions. 

Local Counterpart Rwanda LAND at scale
15 February 2024
Africa
Rwanda

Kadaster International is seeking the support of a local project consultant throughout the remainder of the project period to foster relationships, stay abreast of developments and stakeholder activities, as well as guide the Kadaster experts from the Netherlands in the execution of their trainings.

13 February 2024
Uruguay

De 8,6 millones de hectáreas vendidas entre 2000 y 2019 en Uruguay, más de 6 millones fueron, por vía de la excepción, a sociedades anónimas, en su mayoría extranjeras

16 June 2023
Madagascar

 Civil society organizations in Madagascar are now deeply concerned about the threat the recently passed foreign investment law poses. Currently undergoing a constitutional review, if approved by the High Constitutional Court, it enables foreign investors and companies to lease land for 99 years and renew such agreements which could effectively granting them ownership of the land.

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