The successes of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) to date are worth celebrating. Today, we recognize the efforts of partners from every corner of the world, who through their perpetual optimism, have brought us many steps closer to making data collection and reporting on tenure security globally comparable.
The inclusion of land in the SDGs is a significant achievement of the GLII platform and the fruit of close collaboration with other networks like Global Donor Working Group on Land.
According to 2001 statistics, 924 million people, almost one third of the world’s population lived in slums. A majority of these people are in the developing countries and they account for 43% of the urban population. Slums are characterized by a dense proliferation of small, makeshift shelters built from diverse materials, degradation of the local ecosystem and by severe social problems.
A group of statisticians and land property rights experts recently met at the World Bank offices in Washington D.C., with the objective of developing the preparatory requirements for supporting the reclassification of the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to Tier II status.
From June 20th to July 14th, 2017, the Land Portal, in collaboration with GLTN/GLII, Land Alliance and LandAC, will co-facilitate a dialogue through which a variety of stakeholders will focus on discussions centered around measuring the perception of land tenure security in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In a joint initiative between the Land Portal Foundation and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) called Enhancing Land Portal as an Effective Tool for Strategic Promotion and Campaigning Around SDG Land Monitoring Initiatives, the Land Portal is looking for a Consultant to review and develop content on land and the SDGs as well as presenting it online in a clear and communicative way.
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT
DUTY STATION: Nairobi, Kenya with some travels
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Land indicators Initiative Coordinator
DURATION: 12 months (renewable subject to performance and availability of funds)
CLOSING DATE: 4 January 2016