This webinar took stock of the emerging insights on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on land rights and discussed concerns about the expected mid-to-long term impacts on equitable and sustainable land governance.
The discussion built upon previous efforts of the broader land governance community, including the Quick-scan Survey on the COVID-19 crisis by LANDac and the LANDdialogue, insights from the LANDac Professional Learning Programme and the webinar and discussion series ‘Land Rights Implications of COVID-19’ by the Land Portal Foundation and its partners.
The webinar was co-hosted by the LANDac and Land Portal Foundation as part of the LANDac Online Encounter 2020.
Moderator: Dr. Guus van Westen, Utrecht University & LANDac
- Chantal Wieckardt, LANDac coordinator
- Alke Gijrath, Facilitator, LANDdialogue
- Fridah Githuku, Executive Director, GROOTS Kenya and LANDac Fellow
- Laura Meggiolaro, Team Leader, Land Portal Foundation
- Jimmy Ochom, Land Rights Coordinator, Oxfam Uganda
A complete recording of the webinar is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i4QB1Ka5x5s
Authors and Publishers
LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between Dutch organizations working on land governance. The partners are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, the Land Portal Foundation, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.
The vision of the Land Portal Foundation is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.