8 November 2018
Global

 

We are honored to announce that Omidyar Network has renewed its support of the Land Portal Foundation with an investment of $400,000 to support the integration and visualization of spatial data and the dissemination of SDG-related data and information, as well as provide core funding for institutional enhancement, over the next two years.

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8 November 2018
Global

At the Land Portal, we are in the business of building an information ecosystem for land governance that supports better informed decision and policy making at national and international levels. We realize that these concepts are often difficult to grasp, and that the linkages between open data and land rights are not exactly commonplace “dinner table” talk.

28 August 2018
Kenya
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Philippines
India
Global

New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands

Events

Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security
28 November 2018

Location

Online
United States
US
Madagascar
Mozambique
Rwanda
Zambia
Cameroon
Namibia
Burkina Faso
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Senegal
Costa Rica
Honduras
Ecuador
Peru
Thailand
Global

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just.

There is a growing recognition of the need for change, but without accurate information, governments, business and civil society can’t understand the nature of the challenge or how to overcome it.

Organizations: 
Overseas Development Institute
Land Alliance
Land Portal Foundation
18 October 2018

Location

Rome
Italy
IT
Global

In 2017, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs) highlighted successful integration of VGGT principles into national law and decision-making processes across several countries. The uptake of the Guidelines has steadily grown in the past five years, aided by the development of tools and resources and further supported by an umbrella programme at FAO that has carried these processes forward in 60 countries.

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Global Land Tool Network
International Land Coalition
Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
Overseas Development Institute
Land Alliance

Blogs

12 November 2018
Authors: 
Anna Wellenstein
Global

Droughts, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters displaced over 24 million people in 2016. When people leave their homes behind, land records offer critical protection of their property rights. This is crucial, as land and homes are usually

(Illustration via thedafkish/iStock)
26 October 2018
Authors: 
Chris Jochnick
Mozambique
Peru
Global

Recent news

13 November 2018
Global

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2018 (IPS) - A new landmark initiative aims to make quality data and tools available to the international community in order to combat an “existential crisis”: land degradation.

The Land Degradation Neutrality Initiative (LDN), launched by United Nations-backed partnership the Group of Earth Observations (GEO), aims to put data directly into the hands of local and national decision makers to help stop and reverse environmental degradation.

13 November 2018
South Africa

The Lesetlheng community’s victory against mining interests signals a start to the recognition of land rights of which SA’s oppressed people had been deprived for generations

The judgment recently handed down by the Constitutional Court in Maledu and Others vs Itereleng Bakgatla Mineral Resources comes after years of the constitutionally protected land rights of South Africans living in the former homelands being ignored by the department of mineral resources, traditional leaders and mining companies.

13 November 2018
Indonesia

"All around us, we have seen forest land taken for mining and for palm oil plantations that are not good for the environment or for the people"

GAJAH BERTALUT, Indonesia, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a community hall, a group of men sit cross-legged on mats, poring over documents and maps marked with forests, farmland, a river and the village of Gajah Bertalut in Indonesia's Sumatra island.

They are gathered to work on their claim to legal rights and a collective title to 4,414 hectares (17 square miles) of land on which they have lived and farmed for years.

12 November 2018
Europe

Show leadership to halt forest loss from agribusiness, Amsterdam Declaration group tells EU

The UK, France and Germany have called on the European commission to launch tough new action to halt deforestation by the end of the year.

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