Newsroom | Land Portal

The newsroom is designed to help visitors get the latest news from the Land Portal. We regularly release announcements and blogs with original insights into land governance, open data, and related issues. To discuss any news release below please contact hello@landportal.info and subscribe to our mailing list here

Announcements

New launches, project updates, job opportunities, and anything Land Portal.
 
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17 June 2022
Global

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.  

24 May 2022
Global

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.

Land Portal Annual Report 2021
Reports & Research
March 2022
Global

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.

New Work

New work from the Land Portal.
 
Empowering civil society and communities through open land data
14 June 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Africa
Cameroon
Namibia
South America
Colombia
Paraguay
Global

Webinar participants responded to the question, "Provide one or two words that
come to mind when you think of open data."
Transparency and empowerment were the top words
20 May 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Global

 


"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

18 May 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Africa
South Africa
Cambodia
Thailand
Global

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. 

Insights

Analysis and perspectives on issues that lie at the heart of land governance challenges.
 
14 December 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Keitha Booth
Global

The Land Portal works to embed land governance in open data discussions and vice versa. This primer is extracted from the recently published Open Up Guide for Land Governance.

 

19 November 2021
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

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 problem

25 October 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Madagascar
Senegal
Global

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

Dynamic conversations and robust debate. The Land Portal welcomes all voices from around the globe.
 
19 December 2022
Global

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. 

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Ford Foundation
Thomson Reuters Foundation
19 July 2022
Global

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. 

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation

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