Building Climate Resilience through Inclusive Land Governance | Land Portal
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Neil Sorensen,
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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.

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Date and Time: November 30th, 2023, 3:00-4:30 PM CET


On the opening day of #COP28, we hosted a thought-provoking webinar that delved into the intricate relationship between land governance and climate resilience, a critical area of immense importance in the context of global climate challenges and sustainable land use practices. This event aimed to unpack the crucial role of inclusive land governance in building climate resilience.

Setting the scene, Richard Sliuzas from the University of Twente launched a scoping study into the land-climate nexus. We then dived into specific elements of this nexus, focusing on inclusive approaches with examples from the ground.

We were excited to bring together a panel of key change-makers in this process, including local government, donors, practitioners, and academia, who reflected on these elements. They not only discussed the challenges and opportunities among themselves but also engaged with the audience's insights, questions, and experiences.

This event was more than a webinar; it was a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collective learning. The insights shared during this session significantly contributed to the ongoing discourse on land governance and climate resilience, providing valuable perspectives for practitioners, policymakers, and academics alike.

Committed to inclusivity, we encouraged participants from all backgrounds and regions to join us in this critical conversation. Together, we contributed to a future where land governance plays a pivotal role in building resilient communities and ecosystems in the face of climate change.

The event was a step towards sustainable and resilient land governance practices, and we thank everyone who secured their spot to be part of this movement.







  • Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente



  • Kaj van de Voorstenvoort, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (IGG-Climate)

  • Ombretta Tempra, Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat (MENA)

  • Mr. Ronald Murungi, Physical Planner, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Uganda 

  • Bernardo Almeida, Assistant Professor, Leiden University College (LUC)

  • Shuaib Lwasa, Professor, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), University of Twente


This is the second webinar in a ‘Responsible Scaling’ series, initiated by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Land Portal Foundation as part of the the LAND-at-scale program. LAND-at-scale is a Dutch land governance support program, financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by RVO.


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On the opening day of #COP28, we hosted a webinar, “Building Climate Resilience through Inclusive Land Governance,” that delved into the crucial role which inclusive land governance plays in building climate resilience. 

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