Landesa is an international NGO that partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that rural women and men living in extreme poverty have secure rights over the land they depend on. As a member of DFID’s LEGEND program, Landesa has created the following suite of tools:
The Land Portal Foundation is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Information Management Officer to support us in leading the information and data sharing needs of the Land Portal. The Information Management Officer will ensure the development of information partnerships, lead the development of land information ecosystems, contribute to op
As data enthusiasts, we believe in the power that data holds and are strong proponents for democratizing information, making it easy to share and reuse. Despite this, data scientists and those working with data in general, often struggle to communicate how and why data are essential and potentially life changing.
IIED is a policy and action research organisation working to promote sustainable development. Based in the United Kingdom, IIED collaborates closely with partner organisations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable people in over 60 countries. The longstanding Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment initiative works to strengthen local rights and voices where land and natural resource governance meets transnational economic relations – particularly in the context of agriculture and extractive industry investments.
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich, UK, is a specialist research, development and education organisation focused on food, agriculture, environment, and sustainable livelihoods.
Prindex is a global index and set of tools that collects and makes available data on citizen's perception of security of their rights to property and land. People’s perceptions of security influence their readiness to invest time and money into their homes and farms and can drive social and economic behaviour in various ways.
The QTR project conducted jointly by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a UK based international development think tank and TMP Systems, a consultancy network that helps the private sector solve complex environmental and social problems, have sought to develop a methodology to assess and demonstrate the levels of land related risks to business that investors and companies face in land-based investments in agriculture.
A collaboration between Landesa and TMP systems, the Social License Platform (SLP) is a web-based service that helps companies and investors find the expertise needed to perform due diligence, meet applicable land-related environmental and social standards, and achieve smarter and more successful land-based projects and investments in land, while promoting better outcomes for local communities.
Namati champions the role of grassroots legal advocates, or “community paralegals” who are trained in basic law and skills for mediation, organizing, education, and advocacy. This enables them to assist communities to secure rights to land and natural resources in three key ways: documenting community land claims and strengthening local land governance before investment projects arrive, supporting communities to negotiate equitable deals, and monitoring and promoting compliance with the terms of investment once agreements are reached.