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Data is open if it can be freely accessed, used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose - subject only, at most, to requirements to provide attribution and/or share-alike. Specifically, open data is defined by the Open Definition and requires that the data be A. Legally open: that is, available under an open (data) license that permits anyone freely to access, reuse and redistribute B. Technically open: that is, that the data be available for no more than the cost of reproduction and in machine-readable and bulk form.

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28 February 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global
  • The links between the open data and land communities have matured over the last four years alongside a recognition of the centrality of land governance for sustainable development.
  • Benchmarking and measuring open land data is a key area of progress since 2018, but more needs to be done to refine the global benchmarks such as the Global Data Barometer.
  • Open data initiatives need to carefully consider their social, political, and economic objectives due to the different needs and interests of land data producers and users. 
15 February 2023
Global

The Land Portal Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Cynthia Caron and Dr. Richard Baldwin to our Board of Directors for a three-year term. We thank our departing board members, chair Timothy Fella and Dr. Ritu Verma, for their longstanding commitment to and support of the Land Portal. They helped guide the Land Portal through major growth and transition during the last six years, and their counsel has been invaluable in shaping our work. Dr. Elizabeth Daley, current secretary of the board, will assume the chairship. 

2 February 2023
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Africa
Senegal
Global

Along with GIZ and the National Agency for Spatial Planning, known as ANAT, in Senegal, we co-hosted a webinar, “Uncovering Land Data Opportunities in Senegal,” on 31 January 2023. The panel brought together open data and land governance experts to discuss the state of land information in Senegal – focusing on the findings from the SONI Senegal Report – and the way forward to a more inclusive, open and transparent land data ecosystem in Senegal. 

17 November 2022
Africa
Sierra Leone

In September 2022, Sierra Leone enacted unprecedented new laws related to land, climate and sustainable development – the Customary Land Rights Act 2022 and the National Land Commission Act 2022. The webinar focused on the Customary Land Rights Act 2022, and its transformative power to support communities in protecting their land rights and pursue sustainable development. 

Fighting for women's land rights
15 November 2022
Authors: 
Anna Locke
Global

Achieving the twin goals of protecting the planet and improving humanity’s wellbeing relies on women having the agency and space to co-govern the natural resources they - and their families - depend on for their livelihoods. Reflecting on COP27’s Gender Day, we look at how better understanding women’s access to, use, and control of land, forests and natural resources in Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) could be utilised to support climate action.

13 October 2022
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Global

Last week, I had the honour of moderating a panel on ‘Monitoring, Evidence and Data’ for Land Portal during the 10th Anniversary Event of the VGGT. The intention was to take inspiration from a recently published data story questioning the provision of data and monitoring to measure the impacts of the Voluntary Guidelines over the past 10 years. Yet the topic was already highly visible, garnering much attention during the first day of the event.

Data story: data compatibility in linking land degradation and tenure security
11 October 2022
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Benin
Argentina
Kazakhstan
Thailand
India
Global

This data story investigates the challenges to align action on land degradation and tenure security based on the screening of available datasets in both domains.

Showcasing transformative approaches for women’s land rights
22 September 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Kenya
Philippines
India
Global

Empowering women to occupy leadership roles and to take an active part in decision making processes in land governance has demonstrated that strides can be made towards gender justice.

16 September 2022
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Madagascar
Senegal
Global

An important precondition for good land governance is to have good land data that can be used to make informed decisions, formulate policies, and develop plans and strategies for the public good.

20 July 2022
Authors: 
Lilian Lee
Kenya
Brazil
Colombia
Global

The Land Portal has been using data stories since 2019 as a way to demonstrate how combining data with engaging, memorable and persuasive narratives can empower communities to tell their stories to the world. 

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