5 June 2017
Bangladesh

Forest dweller Utpal Nokrek, who is now at 32, has been restricted to a wheelchair for 13 years.

It was 3 January 2004 when Utpal was shot during clashes between the forest dwellers and police over acquisition of thousands of acres of forest land by the government in the name of an eco-park at Tangail's Madhupur forest.

"As the forest dwellers of Garo and Koch communities protested the eco-park project, rangers and police opened fire. I was shot during the clashes," Utpal said.

Reports & Research
May 2017

The Global Report on Internal Displacement presents the latest information on internal displacement worldwide caused by conflict, violence and disasters.

There were 31.1 million new internal displacements by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016. This is theequivalent of one person forced to flee every second.

New displacements by conflict and disasters in 2016.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2017

A growing body of evidence suggests that criminal activities associated with drug trafficking networks are a progressively important driver of forest loss in Central America. However, the scale at which drug trafficking represents a driver of forest loss is not presently known. We estimated the degree to which narcotics trafficking may contribute to forest loss using an unsupervised spatial clustering of 15 spatial and temporal forest loss patch metrics developed from global forest change data.

31 May 2017
Africa

From exposing dodgy land barons in Zimbabwe, to public-private sector collusion forcing locals off their land in Uganda, we’re using the power of video show how land corruption affects lives and what we’re doing to bring about change.

Take a look:

Ghana

This film was made by widowed farmers in Kulbia village in northern Ghana. It documents how land rights violations are destroying their livelihoods.

22 May 2017
Global

Application Closing Date - 31 May 2017
Job Start Date - June 2017
Duration - June 2017 to December 2017 – approx. 90 working days in this time period
Location - Remote

BACKGROUND

17 May 2017
Global

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Photo CC Steve McCurry
Ecuador
China
Myanmar

I wouldn’t say Chinese investors are not trying to take social responsibility seriously, but they must understand that the meaning of responsible investment is much more than a few corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2013

Land in Afghanistan is an extremely complicated issue, proving a main source of conflict. Weak governing institutions and a lack of political will to tackle the issue seriously, however, have made it practically impossible to resolve disputes over land and property in an effective and fair manner.