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Upcoming events

International Congress - Global Peasants ́ Rights

7 March 2017 to 10 March 2017


Schwäbisch Hall

Según indicaciones de la FAO, más de 795 millones de personas en el mundo sufren de hambre, sobre todo en los países en vías de desarrollo. Esta situación no mejora a pesar de que la producción agrícola esté aumentando. El hambre es un problema de la distribución y del acceso a una alimentación adecuada. La desnutrición y la malnutrición (más de 600 millones de personas en los países industrializados sufren de sobrepeso y obesidad) aparecen por los mismos motivos: la destrucción de la soberanía alimentaria local y regional y la separación de la producción y del consumo de alimentos.

Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence Based Approach

Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence Based Approach

20 March 2017 to 24 March 2017


The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
20433 Washington, DC , District Of Columbia
United States
District Of Columbia US

The World Bank is pleased to announce the 18th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty from March 20 to 24, 2017 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. The conference theme will be: Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence Based Approach.

India Land And Development Conference, 2017

5 April 2017 to 6 April 2017


Maulana Azad Road
110003 New Delhi

Land Governance for Accelerated and Inclusive Development

5-6 April, 2017, New Delhi, India

Land is globally seen as a potential tool to create conditions and opportunities for realizing social and economic equality and maintain cultural identity. Good land governance is vital to shared prosperity, accelerate, inclusive and sustainable development. Secured land tenure, especially for women and indigenous communities, now considered as the key to to achieving the global commitments like UN’s SDGs and VGGT of FAO.   

Past events

Enhancing Open Access to Knowledge, Information & Data in the Mekong: Open Data Festival and Regional Capacity-building Workshop

26 February 2017 to 28 February 2017


Best Western Green Hill Yangon

Over the last 30 years, the nation states in the Mekong region have taken steps to reform their land policy to facilitate the efforts to end poverty, create wealth and grow their economies. To do this most effectively in this modern age requires the leveraging of technical innovations and data.

Rethinking Expropriation Law: Compensation for Expropriation

7 December 2016 to 9 December 2016


Cape Town
South Africa

On December 7-9, 2016, a group of scholars will meet in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss compensation for expropriation. The objective of the Conference is to debate what is "fair" compensation and contribute to the development of a new protocol on fair compensation. True Price and Rethinking Expropriation Law launched a new input document in November 2016.

Meeting of the Ogiek community of Sasimwani to review their draft by-laws (Photo: Namati / Jaron Vogelsang)

IIED webinar: Using community by-laws to secure customary land rights in Kenya

16 November 2016


United Kingdom

Join us for a webinar on 16 November to discuss how communities can use by-laws to secure their land rights.

Indigenous and rural communities that use customary land tenure systems are among the least likely populations to have legal recognition of their rights to their lands and natural resources. 

On Wednesday 16 November 2016, IIED will host a webinar on strengthening the security of tenure of indigenous and rural communities, particularly focused on communities that employ customary tenure systems. 

III Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication of Abya Yala to be presented at UNPFII 2016

14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016


Tiquipaya, Department of Cochabamba

The III Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication of Abya Yala will be officially presented at this year’s session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:15 to 7:30 PM at the CR7 room in the United Nations building in New York, in an event organized by a delegation from Bolivia, as well as by delegates from other member countries of the International Commission of the Summit.