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Land Information Ecosystem Declaration

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On March 20, 2017, a group of individuals from a broad range of institutions and organizations that focus on improving land governance around the world hereby commit to promote and bolster data-sharing efforts within the land sector, with the hope that such action will catalyze positive changes in the area of land governance and lead to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These individuals agreed on the following declaration:

LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin, March 2017

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This seventh issue of the LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.

The Land Policy Bulletins are produced by the Core Land Support Team (CLST) for DFID's programme on responsible invesment - Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND).

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Photo: Asian Development Bank

Gallup Asked People Around the World: How Worried Are You About Losing Your Home? The Findings May Surprise You.

By Yuliya Panfil, Omidyar Network

Arte 17 de Abril Dia Internacional de Luta Camponesa. Arte: Via Campesina

No Dia Internacional De Lutas Camponesas, Via Campesina Convoca Mobilização Mundial (Brasil)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

17 de abril 2017 Dia Internacional de Lutas Campesinas: Direitos dos Campesinos, Direitos Humanos! Avançamos para uma declaração das Nações Unidas sobre os Direitos dos Camponeses e outras pessoas que trabalham em zonas rurais!

Briefing Note: A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This briefing note, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, outlines a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

Even waste water shouldn’t be wasted

Friday, March 17, 2017

 

It is not just an ecological imperative, it opens up business opportunities as well. Market mechanisms need to improve

On March 22, we will celebrate the 24th World Water Day. The theme this year is ‘Waste Water’. This day is generally observed to spread awareness among the general public and focus on its importance in sustainable development.

Water Recycling: How mountain women are using waste water to convert taro leaves into manure

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

The taro leaf prevents seepage and holds water for more days.

Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalayas, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in, says a woman researcher of an international institute.