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15 January 2020
Iran

Last week, our colleague Ghanimat Azhdari was one of the 176 people who lost their lives in a plane that crashed just outside of Tehran, Iran.  While our interaction with Ghanimat was brief, our team had the pleasure and honour of working with Ghanimat at the First Arab Land Conference, which took place in Dubai in February of 2018. 

Climate Crisis
9 December 2019
Global

Solving the climate crisis is possible, but vested economic interests and a lack of political will are in the way.

     

We can’t tackle the climate crisis without tackling corruption.

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26 November 2019
Global

In the last ten years, the Land Portal has grown from being ‘simply’ a gateway to better access land data and information that is fragmented across the web, to a trusted knowledge broker that makes a difference by emphasizing data use and impact. In this time, we have accompanied our users to interact with land data in the ways that suit them best.

 

Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  

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13 January 2020
Africa
Angola
Da terra podem sair produtos para alimentar a indústria transformadora que pode vir a desenvolver-se nos próximos tempos, o que, a acontecer, poderá incentivar a produção agrícola, com ganhos para os camponeses e para a sociedade.
 
Os camponeses precisam entretanto de possuir documentos que atestem a titularidade dos espaços em que cultivam, sem receio de serem perturbados por indivíduos gananciosos que se querem apropriar de terras, não tendo em muitos casos vocação para as aproveitar convenientemente.
Announcing PlaceFund
15 January 2020
Authors: 
Mike Kubzansky
Global

Today we are pleased to mark the official launch of PlaceFund, an independent US nonprofit organization focused on addressing issues of insecure property rights, unsustainable land use, and climate change. Built off a decade as the Property Rights initiative at Omidyar Network, PlaceFund will operate under the leadership of Peter Rabley and Amy Regas, who will be leaving Omidyar Network to run this venture, and they will take our shared commitment to property rights and geospatial technology into the new decade.

Recent news

22 January 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico
  • More than 2,000 communal landholdings known as ejidos, and communities, have organized themselves to carry out sustainable management of forests in their territory.
21 January 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean
Cuba

We spoke to employees and workers about progress made in equal gender opportunities, as well as the greatest obstacles and challenges identified on the road to gender equality.

20 January 2020
New Zealand

In a ground-breaking asylum case, a UN human rights body has ruled that governments must take into account the human rights violations caused by the climate crisis when considering deportation of asylum seekers, said Amnesty International today. 

18 January 2020
Eastern Africa
Uganda

While more than 75 per cent of Uganda’s population is engaged in agriculture as their main form of livelihood, they have limited access to credit due to lack of authentic land documents to be used as collateral. And yet access to credit is fundamental to start and boost any agricultural activity (cover cost of planting, weeding and harvesting; invest in improved planting materials).

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