FOUR YEARS OF PEOPLE’S DATA ON LAND
WHAT THE LANDex EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT US
An evolution of people-centred data, people’s data refers to all land-related information collected and used by individuals, communities and their organisations to promote people-centred land governance. It seeks to highlight and disaggregate how our members experience land governance, perspectives often missing in official numbers.
Building a tool to generate and centralise data centred on people, implied increasingly working with members, especially people’s organisations, to use this data and information to hold key actors, namely governments and corporations, accountable.
Whether people-centred data, citizen science, community-based monitoring, citizen-generated data or people’s data, these terms share a common goal: to facilitate the generation and use of data by people, as well as the groups, communities and organisations they belong to, in order to build more inclusive, representative datasets with and for those most affected by the issues we are monitoring.
As ILC enters the third year of its new strategy, this report serves to:
- document the LANDex experience and its contribution in the space of citizen science, providing an analysis of the data collected over the last four years
- share data, information and experiences gathered through the initiative
- share lessons learned and aspirations as we look ahead to 2030