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Women and their babies wait patiently at a medical clinic in Mogadishu,
21 February 2024
Authors: 
Karel Boers
Rebecca Rosario Hallin
Somalia

The Saameynta Joint Programme is a project aimed at achieving durable solutions for internally displaced people in Somalia, which currently hosts 3.8 million IDPs. Land governance is at the center of this effort, understanding that tenure security is a fundamental piece of the puzzle to enable durable solutions.

Planned resettlement site in Baidoa
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Karel Boers
Aoife Ossendorp
Federica Acquaviva
Somalia

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, IOM explored how climate plays a role in the UN-led Saameynta Joint Programme in Somalia. In this context, climate change is increasingly recognized as a multiplier of insecurity and fragility, where climate-related sudden and slow-onset disasters are driving people to leave their land and migrate. While migrating allows people to find alternative livelihoods and enhance their climate resilience, it can also be associated with instances of maladaptation to climate change. As such, this case highlights durable solutions in climate-driven urban sprawl in Baidoa.  

Community sensitisation meeting
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Mr. Simon Peter Mwesigye
Miss Teddy Kisembo
Jordana Wamboga
Aoife Ossendorp
Uganda

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, GLTN dove into the links between climate and land governance in the ‘’Scaling up community-based land registration and land use planning on customary land in Uganda’’ project. This case study highlights experiences from the community-based wetland management planning approach in Butaleja, Uganda, focusing on how the approach is addressing land governance issues and contributing to community climate resilience.

Scene from a workshop in the resettlement area of Guara-guara  (Búzi)
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Berta Rafael
Borges Chivambo
Aoife Ossendorp
Mozambique

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, CTV explored the links between climate and land governance in the LAND-at-scale project “Scaling Community Legal Literacy, Land Rights Certification and Climate Resilience in Mozambique”. This case study focusses on experiences from the Búzi District, where Cyclone Idai (March 2019) showed the need for proactive interventions in the land sector aimed at preparing districts and local communities to face and plan for severe climatic phenomena and their impacts, but also the challenges at making this link explicit. 

Mapping activities with community members in La Teofila la Arenosa
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Maria-Clara van der Hammen
Aoife Ossendorp
Colombia

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, Tropenbos Colombia dove into the links between climate and land governance in their project.

19 February 2024
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

This webinar took place on February 15th, 2024, under the title “Women’s Participation in Land Governance in the Mekong : Moving Beyond Quotas to Meaningful Inputs and Influence”. The webinar featured panelists from researchers to youth representatives. The webinar was jointly organized by the Land Portal Foundation and Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG).

Reflections on land rights from Aspen Seminar
13 February 2024
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Global

What I learned about land rights from people who don't work in land rights

12 February 2024
Indonesia
Global

This webinar, the fourth of the Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) series, took place on February 9th, 2024, under the title “When carbon markets go wrong: How to ensure access to remedy for land tenure violations”. The webinar drew in 562 participants and featured panelists from policy experts to community leaders. The webinar was jointly organized by the Land Portal Foundation, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Namati and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Development (CCSI).   

Land administration in isolated, rural areas of Colombia
7 February 2024
Authors: 
Nicholas Parkinson
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia

The USAID-funded Land for Prosperity Activity  is developing capacity in land administration across all levels of government to strengthen land rights in underfunded municipalities across Colombia.

indigenas guaraníes
30 January 2024
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Bolivia

Desde una comunidad en el corazón de la crisis climática, la lideresa guaraní Mariela Melgar Ibáñez cree que las mujeres indígenas tienen la clave para resolver la crisis climática. “El mundo debe conocer nuestras formas de vida y el rol que tenemos dentro de el cuidado del medio ambiente; Las mujeres somos fundamentales, luchamos por el territorio.”

The intersection of data, development, and sustainability
19 January 2024
Global

In a world grappling with climate change and sustainable development, the issue of land rights takes on a pivotal role. Secure land tenure is not just a matter of social justice; it's crucial for achieving several Sustainable Development Goals. Data from the EC Land Data Partnership, formed by the International Land Coalition, Land Portal Foundation, Land Matrix Initiative, and Prindex, sheds light on the complexities and challenges of land rights globally.

Data story about Gunmaku Community, Aracataca, Colombia
16 January 2024
Colombia

Description of the LAND-at-scale Colombia activities in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta (English)

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