Deforestation, alongside unplanned and unregulated construction transformed a natural hazard into a flooding and mudslide disaster
YAOUNDE, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experience gained taming West Africa's Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say.
The Cadasta Foundation has developed a global platform to help marginalized communities and individuals document their rights and interests in land, property, and resources. We are seeking a Product Owner to connect our partner needs to our platform development as we implement technology-based solutions for collecting and documenting land information.
The eighth issue of the LEGEND bulletin explores the relationship between agribusiness and land rights. It features articles on the power of local engagement for financial investment, using technology for mapping rights, and catalysing private sector respect for community land rights.
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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La Coalición Internacional para el Acceso a la Tierra (ILC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) buscan contratar entre 3 y 4 estudiantes de posgrado para llevar a cabo un estudio sobre los observatorios vinculados al tema tierra en África, Asia y América Latina como parte de la Iniciativa del Land Matrix. Cada posición durará cinco meses e incluirá un estipendio mensual, con presupuesto para viajar y el apoyo in situ de las organizaciones miembros en cada región.
By Luca Chinotti, Global Policy Advisor, International Land Coalition (ILC)
Without People-Centred Land Governance, governments will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, if we fail to secure and protect land rights, for those who live on and from the land, it will be impossible...
The study tried to assess the state of data in India, particularly to track and report two critical land governance indicators viz. women land rights and forest rights, critical to ensure equity and sustainability in terms of public policy.
With UN’s SDG, defining similar indicators, study also attempts in aligning them around SDG indicators. Status of these two parameters were analyzed using nation-wide datasets collecting whole population data, through census of India, Agriculture Census operations following robust processes and reporting them open access.
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.