Building Back Better: Confronting the Impact of COVID-19 on Land Tenure, Food Security and Nutrition | Land Portal
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Partners Event on coordinating a Covid-19 response while monitoring the effect on governance of tenure and determining how to build back better



Tuesday, 13 October,16:30–18:00 (CEST)

The event's objective was to gain a better understanding of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on land tenure security and consequently on food and nutrition security, particularly of small farmers, pastoralists, indigenous communities and rural women, while reflecting on the importance of achieving SDG land targets as an enabling factor for SDG 2.

The speakers at this CFS partners event engaged in an interactive discussion on how a response to the global COVID-19 crisis should include the use of internationally accepted regulatory frameworks, primarily the VGGT, to avoid or mitigate the adverse impacts of COVID-19, particularly on those with weak or insecure tenure rights. They also examined how the donor community and the land sector can work together effectively to respond to this on-going global pandemic.




Michael Taylor, Director, International Land Coalition
Michael Taylor
International Land Coalition





Javier Molina Cruz, Senior Land Tenure Officer, FAO
Javier Molina Cruz
Senior Land
Tenure Officer


Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal Coordinator
Laura Meggiolaro
Team Leader
 Land Portal



Francis Colee, Head of Programs, Green Advocates
Francis Colee
Head of Programs
Green Advocates

Esther Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers Association
Esther Penunia
Secretary General
Asian Farmers



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