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Land and Covid-19

As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. In this section, we’ve put together the latest news on how COVID-19 affects various dimensions of land rights.  

 

Key Debates

Information by country

News

Indonesian officials linked to mining and ‘dirty energy’ firms benefiting from deregulation law
26 November 2020
Indonesia
  • Top Indonesian ministers who pushed for the passage of a deregulation bill that benefits the mining and “dirty energy” industry have links to some of those very companies, a new report shows.
  • The report by a coalition of NGOs highlights “massive potential for conflicts of interest” in the drafting and passage of the so-called omnibus bill on job creation.
21 November 2020
Southern Africa

 

Land News and Analysis
Weeks 43 – 46 
South Africa
Southern, Central and Eastern Africa

19th October – 18th November 2020

News curated via knowledgebase.land

People Centered Land Governance: Unlocking Opportunities for Agenda 2063
4 November 2020
Africa
We, the representatives of governments, intergovernmental bodies, think tanks and research bodies, civil society networks, and land experts gathered online for the 2020 Africa Land Forum, organized by the International Land Coalition-Africa (ILC Africa) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on the theme: Delivering o
Use COVID-19 to build back better, cities told
3 November 2020
Global

The United Nations urged civic leaders to build more liveable urban centres better for public health, society and the environment

Library

Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making
Reports & Research
November 2020
Southern Africa

The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

Esta memoria recoge las ponencias de los especialistas y representantes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil que participaron en el XI Foro de la Tierra ALC denominado “Desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe: impacto y propuestas para la gobernanza de la tierra” , realizado del martes 13 al viernes 16 de octubre de forma virtual debido a la situación de emergencia sanitaria mundial por la

Reports & Research
October 2020
India

India is currently among the most affected countries by COVID19, recording over 6 million cases, by September 30 2020. The pandemic and lockdown measures have had a drastic impact on a large population of poor and marginalisedcommunities, causing loss of livelihoods and employment, food insecurity and socio-economic distress.

Events

Second Arab Land Conference 2021
22 February 2021 to 24 February 2021

Location

Cairo
Egypt
EG
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
Morocco
Sudan
Jordan
Palestine
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities.

Organizers: 
Global Land Tool Network
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
World Bank Group
Government of Egypt

Blogs

Presenting Land Portal Impact
1 December 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND COVID-19
23 September 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Rachel McMonagle
Global

 

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies. These impacts are felt most acutely in rural areas, especially among indigenous communities and minority groups, and by women and others who are marginalized within those groups.

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