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Open & upcoming

Coming soon
19 November 2018 to 30 November 2018
Facilitators: 
rdesatge
Partners: 
Phuhlisani NPC
Land Portal Foundation
South Africa

In February 2018, South Africa’s National Assembly passed a resolution to establish an ad hoc Constitutional Review Committee to explore and debate the need for a constitutional amendment to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation in the public interest.

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Closed
20 July 2018 to 20 August 2018
Facilitators: 
Emmanuel Urey
Ali Kaba
Partners: 
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Sustainable Development Institute
Rights Rice Foundation
Land Rights Now
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Oxfam International
Liberia

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Landesa, and the Land Portal Foundation are co-facilitating an online discussion on Liberia's Land Rights Bill (LRB) that may soon be voted on by the Liberian National Legislature.

Making Rangelands More Secure
Closed
29 January 2018 to 9 February 2018
Facilitators: 
Fiona Flintan
Pablo Manzano Baena
Jaukazin Gorkii
Partners: 
International Land Coalition
Land Portal Foundation
ILC Rangelands Initiative
Africa
Asia
Global

Land and resource loss, and change and fragmentation in the rangelands have increased dramatically in recent years due to both ‘external’ and ‘internal’ influences, including a lack of recognition of land- and resource-ownership rights, poor land-use planning, and privatization processes.

Join the dialogue: Customary Land Rights in Zambia
Closed
15 January 2018 to 6 February 2018
Facilitators: 
Andrew Chilombo
Matt Sommerville
Partners: 
USAID
Land Portal Foundation
Zambia
Global

USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change Program and Land Portal Foundation will co-facilitate facilitate a dialogue on experiences of documenting household and community-level customary rights in Zambia. The dialogue will bring together the perspectives of government, traditional leaders, practitioners, civil society, and academics to consider how customary land documentation can contribute to national development goals and increased service delivery in rural and peri-urban areas.

Closed
2 November 2017 to 15 November 2017
Facilitators: 
LorenzoCotula
Global

The 5th UK Land Forum meeting discussed approaches and tools, and practical experience in legal empowerment. It  also provided updates on recent activities of Forum members, including DFID.  

The purpose of the Forum was to provide a focus for debate, information and lesson sharing amongst UK stakeholders to inform DFID and wider UK policy and programming for strengthening of land governance and land rights protection.

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