May 2017

Learn more about global, regional, and country-level events on land-related topics.

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Upcoming events

Walk for land rights, Chambal, India, 2009.
4 October 2017 to 5 October 2017



Join us for the 3rd international conference on scaling-up global efforts to secure community land and resource rights.

In 2013, leading Indigenous Peoples, community organizations, NGOs, governments, private companies, and investors met in Interlaken to devise strategies to scale up global efforts to secure community land and resource rights. Last September, we met in Bern to assess and establish a new baseline from which to measure global progress.

11 December 2017 to 15 December 2017



The 9th World Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will be held in Shenzhen, China 11-15 December 2017.  The conference will facilitate a broad range of topics on the latest state-of-the-art on the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services. The overarching theme this year will likely focus on the role of ecosystem services in ecosystem restoration and nature based solutions in natural, rural and urban areas.

Past events

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.

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.

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)
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.