June 17th 2022- Today marks #DesertificationAndDroughtDay and to highlight the occasion, the Land Portal, FAO and the UNCCD have come together to launch two new products; a portfolio and podcast, delving into the important relationship between land tenure and Land Degradation Neutrality.
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Land Portal and Global Data Barometer Publish Benchmarks to Assess the State of Open Land Data in 100+ Countries
This is a home-based freelance position for 2 days/week.
The Land Portal Foundation is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Knowledge Engineer to join our open data team in charge of selecting, curating and ingesting different types of land-related data into the Land Portal.
Letter from the Team Leader
The Land Portal Foundation is proud to support land stakeholders around the world to nurture a growing information ecosystem that is informing and improving land-related decision-making, policy, and practice at all levels.
This episode of LandUP!
"At last, we are beginning to harvest more than 100 years
of international advocacy of Indigenous peoples."
- Dr. Myrna Cunningham Kain, on her initial reactions to the $1.7 billion pledge
The Land Portal advocates for more and better open land data, but more and better have never been our end objectives. Data must be used; it needs a purpose. One of the ways we practice what we preach is through our data stories.
The Land Portal, Global Data Barometer, and Open Data Charter are working together at the nexus of open data and land governance. This blog shares how we are bringing our complementary expertise and passions for more open and transparent land data systems.
The excerpt highlights the top three challenges any government faces in opening up their land data. Navigating these challenges is a top priority for the Land Portal as we begin to collaborate with national governments to put the Open Up Guide into practice.
Land Portal Events
In 2022 we remain in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, increasingly violent weather events connected to the changing climate, and global security tensions due to war and conflict. Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are among the most vulnerable and are both directly and indirectly hard-hit by these events.
July 19th at 15 - 16:30 CET
Since 2019, the Land Portal has been using data stories as a way to demonstrate how combining data with engaging, memorable and persuasive narratives that can empower communities to tell their stories to the world.
July 7th 2022 at 9:00AM-10:30AM EST (15:00 PM– 16:30 PM CEST)