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Local community is a traditional collectivity with a range of powers covering a certain geographical area and an autonomous management structure.

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LANDac International Conference 2022
23 June 2022
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Netherlands
Global

The 13th Annual LANDac Annual Conference is taking place in person next week in Utrecht, Netherlands, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. All the conference sessions will also be accessible online to registered participants. LANDac brings together land governance stakeholders from around the world who might not otherwise meet, including academic researchers, the private, civil society, and policy makers.

Empowering civil society and communities through open land data
14 June 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Africa
Cameroon
Namibia
South America
Colombia
Paraguay
Global

Webinar participants responded to the question, "Provide one or two words that
come to mind when you think of open data."
Transparency and empowerment were the top words
Commemoration of International Day of Indigenous Peoples
7 June 2022
Authors: 
Anna Locke
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Ana Lucia Nuñez Lopez
Adriana Gaviria
Global

Last week, the International Land Coalition (ILC) hosted its 9th Global Land Forum in Jordan - the first large in-person meeting of the land community for three years.

Ant & Carrie Coleman, "Paddy fields"
25 May 2022
Authors: 
Thy Try
Anna Bulman
Thierry Berger
Cambodia

Cambodia’s new investment law could open the way for more inclusive, sustainable investment. In a series of virtual meetings, stakeholders from across Cambodia came together to assess the challenges and opportunities arising from that law and investment governance generally.

20 May 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Global

 


"At last, we are beginning to harvest  more than 100 years
of international advocacy of Indigenous peoples."

- Dr. Myrna Cunningham Kain, on her initial reactions to the $1.7 billion pledge

Responsible land investments in Tanzania
25 April 2022
Authors: 
Masalu Luhula
Tanzania

Over the last 20 years in Tanzania, conflict has escalated between communities and foreign investors over land rights and land-based investments. Here, Masalu Luhula discusses how the use of simplified legal guides is helping to empower communities to engage in dialogue and negotiations with government authorities and investors – and to promote socially responsible land-based investment.

 

7 April 2022
Tajikistan

The Land Portal published a new country portfolio for Tajikistan as part of our Country Insights initiative.  The initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues. 

F Mira Ilha de Mozambique CC BY-SA 2.0
4 April 2022
Mozambique
The Land Portal published a new country portfolio for Mozambique as part of our Country Insights initiative.  The initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues. 
 
Forest transition Aerial view of a Transition Forest area in Bokito, Cameroon. Photo by Mokhamad Edliadi/CIFOR
29 March 2022
Authors: 
Amaelle Seigneret
Nathaniah Jacobs
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Southern Africa
South Africa
Global

Restoration takes resources. Organizations driving activities on the ground are often underfunded and face financial insecurity. PHOTO:UNEP/Will Baxter
21 March 2022
Authors: 
Anna Locke
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Mr. Peter Veit
Ward Anseeuw
Global

International Day of Forests: 21 March

A new study, published ahead of the International Day of Forests, warns that the Amazon is now nearing its tipping point; its ability to recover from disruption, such as droughts or fires, is rapidly reducing, increasing the risk of dieback of the Amazon rainforest and potentially releasing up to 90 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.  

Foto: Alenice Baeta
1 February 2022
Authors: 
Gilvander Moreira
South America
Brazil

Abraço ao Cemitério do Povo Negro escravizado, em Santa Luzia, MG. Foto: Alenice Baeta

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Dynamic, agile and effective, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is working to secure a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.

From the cotton fields of Uzbekistan to the coastal waters of West Africa, EJF is working in some of the world’s toughest and most remote countries to shine an international spotlight on the environmental and human rights abuses that too often go unnoticed.

 Núcleo Académico para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade - NADEC logo

NADEC é uma pessoa Colectiva de Direitos privados, Sem fins lucrativos, fundada e registrada em 02 de Outubro de 2006, por um grupo de estudantes universitários nacionais, e lançada publicamente aos 29 de Setembro de 2007. É constituída por 16 membros e tem como o Responsável Sr. Hipólito Lourenço Benfica na qualidade de Presidente da Organização. Visão: Uma Sociedade livre de Injustiça em que as comunidades participam activamente na luta contra a pobreza. Missão: Emponderar as comunidades para que participem consistentemente nos processos de desenvolvimento local.

Vision

An empowered, equitable, socially cohesive and economically prosperous society in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.

Mission

To improve the quality of life of local communities through social and economic development efforts.

Objectives

Foster inclusive and competent local institutions of the people that contribute effectively and sustainably to local development

Increase income and employment opportunities for local communities, particularly poor and vulnerable (including youth and women)

Agrisud International logo

Entreprendre contre la pauvreté

 

Nous tous, chez Agrisud, n’acceptons pas l’idée qu’aujourd’hui 1,4 milliards de personnes puissent vivre en situation de pauvreté, avec le plus souvent de grandes difficultés pour se nourrir quotidiennement.

Au Sud comme au Nord, nous savons que cette situation est due très souvent à l’exclusion économique, pour des raisons multiples, qui elle-même entraîne progressivement l’exclusion sociale.

Nous sommes convaincus qu’une des réponses à cette situation est de faire revenir ces personnes dans le circuit économique.

 

The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) is a non-governmental Indigenous Peoples organisation in Guyana. It is primarily an advocacy organisation that seeks to promote and defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana. 

Membership of the APA is made up of Units throughout the country, currently amounting to close to eighty such units. The Association is led by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, thirteen regional representatives, a women’s representative and a youth representative. 

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation logo

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is the largest and oldest academic society dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Our society is international in scope and membership, with almost 900 members from 65 countries, with whom we seek to:

Belun was established in 2004 to prevent conflict and facilitate community capacity development in Timor-Leste. Belun’s work is grounded in the vision of a society that has the ability, creativity and criticalthinking to strengthen peace for development. Belun has grown to become one of the largest National nongovernment organisations in Timor-Leste and has engaged with over 100 non-government (NGO) and community-based organization (CBO) partners, .

Créée en 1998, Brainforest est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale de droit gabonais qui travaille sur la problématique Forêt – Environnement dans une double perspective d’appui sur le terrain et de suivi des politiques.

Caritas Cambodia logo

Caritas Cambodia is an official social development arm of the Catholic Church in Cambodia. It has been built on the values of Love, Concern, Justice, Peace Unity, Sharing and brotherhood. It draws inspiration from the Gospel and aims at integral development of people irrespective of race and creed. Hence the objectives of Caritas Cambodia specifically include the following:

Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs, and to make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.

We are a not-for-profit organization supporting agrarian reform beneficiaries and their cooperatives.

We improve the lives of smallholder farming households by promoting access to productive resources and enabling them to make informed decisions about environment-friendly, non-discriminatory and sustainable livelihoods.
We believe in people-centred development and a faith that promotes justice, peace, and integrity to all people.

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