Sharing and Exchange: The Land Information Ecosystem in the Arab region | Land Portal
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April 2021
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It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account broader notions such as economic prosperity and social justice, especially in the context of competing claims to land use and title, still presents significant challenges. The difficulties are compounded by the fragmented nature of information resources about land.

There are many sources of information about land, but their visibility, accessibility, consistency and completeness vary enormously. Finding solid evidence upon which to base policy and practice is a daunting task, and consequently, progress on land governance is threatened by lack of good information. It is paramount that awareness is raised among key policy makers on the importance of building an effective land information ecosystem. It is a crucial moment for the land sector in the Arab region to work together effectively to share knowledge about land rights issues.

The webinar “Sharing and Exchange: The Land Information Ecosystem in the Arab region", which took place on 16th February 2021, explored the most effective way forward to nurture an information ecosystem on land in the Arab region, while stimulating knowledge sharing, collaboration and exchange. This webinar addressed how land stakeholders in the Arab region, including practitioners, governments, development organizations, civil society and researchers, can work in partnership to increase access to information and build a land information ecosystem that is beneficial for all, especially the most vulnerable groups, including women.

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