What makes civil society land networks effective and durable?

Cara Scott and Emmanuel Sulle
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Networks provide an increasingly popular organizational structure for collective action on land rights in Africa and elsewhere around the world, but sustaining networks’ impact, engagement, and resourcing can be challenging.

Launching of the land observatory in Uganda/ Landnet/Land Matrix

Uganda Land Matrix National Land Observatory launched

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Uganda has a new combat gear – and it’s not going to be used to tear down homes and destroy lives. Instead it will arm the country with a platform to fight for land rights, peace and justice, and comes in the form of the latest Land Matrix-supported National Land Observatory (NLO)

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Dakar to Bandung: changes in land governance since 2015

Lorenzo Cotula
Thursday, 8th November 2018

In many parts of the world, land relations are experiencing rapid and profound change. People who have a strong connection with the land – including peasants, indigenous peoples, forest dwellers, pastoralists and fisherfolk – are feeling the squeeze. Land policies are also changing rapidly.

Highlights from the Global Land Forum 2018

Tuesday, 30th October 2018

During the last day of the Global Land Forum (GLF), on September 27 2018, a question about a line in the declaration sparked a long debate that lasted almost one hour, in a session that was meant to conclude in just a few minutes. 

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Institutional Documents

ILC Africa strategy 2017-2021

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ILC Africa members celebrate World Food Day 2018

Monday, 22nd October 2018

In January this year, the African Union renewed its commitment to end hunger by 2025. In recent years, efforts to reverse hunger in Africa have multiplied, but as the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 shows, real progress is yet to follow.  Globally, 767 million people live in extreme poverty, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent, it is popular opinion that the African nations need to go beyond windy promises.

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Policy & Technical Briefs

New Policy Brief on the World Food Day Mobilisation for Land Rights Now

Author: 
LandRightsNow
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Annual Asia Regional Assembly 2018: New Asia Steering Committee and Members of Asia

Monday, 15th October 2018

The regional assembly accepted the new members as well as the new elected Asia Steering Committees (ASC) for 2019 – 2021 period. 

On World Food Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize to Assert Their Land Rights

Monday, 15th October 2018

New Policy Brief Highlights Their Role in Global Food Security

Thousands join community advocates in Kenya, Myanmar, Peru, Uganda, Guatemala, Indonesia, Australia and at least 18 other countries to call on governments to secure their rights to the lands that form the basis for global food security and help mitigate against climate change.

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From land use planning to bylaws

Masalu Luhula – Land Based Investment (LBI) Coordinator, TNRF
Friday, 14th September 2018

From the Namati Blog series 6/6

In this globalised world, thinking short term is no longer an option for villages. Being strategic and visionary- visibly so- is mandatory

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