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Why land rights matter

7 Sep 2022

Introducing the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy   In cooperation with policymakers in the partner countries, the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy project is working to improve the framework conditions for good land governance. Together with its partners, the project aims to introduce transparent procedures and mechanisms in land administration, thereby improving the population’s situation […]

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Responsible land policy in Uganda is helping women feel safe

7 Sep 2022

About Responsible Land Policy in Uganda   With an average of 213 inhabitants per km2, the population density in Uganda is very high in comparison with other African countries. The population is growing by more than 3.3% per year. Land in Uganda is increasingly fragmented due to inheritance rules. As a result, land ownership is […]

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Supporting smallholder farmers access land through leasing

11 Jul 2022

Facilitating land access to smallholders   While leasing farming land is a common practice in rural Kenya, existing legal provisions for leasing land are unclear to many community members. The community sees the official process as very costly, serving well-off people who lease large and/or high-value land. Community-led land lease guidelines, on the contrary, are […]

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Cultivating equality in Burkina Faso

11 Jul 2022

The challenge: the gender gap in land policy implementation   Burkina Faso’s legal framework for land governance recognizes equal rights for men and women. By law, women, just like men, can obtain formal land possession certificates and inherit the land. However, due to weak land governance institutions, the land law has so far only been […]

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What are the main outcomes from UNCCD COP15?

26 May 2022

  UNCCD COP15   The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the largest and most influential event on how governments are handling land. For two weeks in May, leaders ranging from presidents, ministers, and financiers to heads of the community and youth representatives gathered in Abidjan, Côte […]

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Why are land rights important to stop drought?

16 May 2022

UNCCD COP15   COP15 brings together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society, and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of land. The land is crucial for a healthy, productive society, and COP15 explores links between land and key sustainability issues such as climate change. These […]

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Why tenure security is important to combat land degradation?

14 May 2022

UNCCD COP15   COP15 brings together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society, and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of land. The land is crucial for a healthy, productive society, and COP15 explores links between land and key sustainability issues such as climate change. These issues are discussed during high-level roundtables […]

How safeguarding tenure rights can save millions of people

14 May 2022

UNCCD COP15   COP15 brings together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society, and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of land. The land is crucial for a healthy, productive society, and COP15 explores links between land and key sustainability issues such as climate change. These issues are discussed during high-level roundtables […]

Deborah Delgado Pugley: How women are restoring Amazonia | #GLFAmazonia Must-see Speakers

14 Mar 2022

Women in Amazonia face a variety of barriers, but when given the opportunity, they can be strong leaders in conservation and sustainable development, says Deborah Delgado Pugley, associate professor and researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Watch the full session video here. Audio en Español; English subtitle is available;  

Eduardo Góes Neves: 12,000 years of Amazonian history in 5 minutes | #GLFAmazonia Must-see Speakers

28 Feb 2022

Eduardo Góes Neves, Professor of Brazilian Archeology at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, tells the history of human occupation in Amazonia and the legacies left by Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Quilombolas. To engage with the future of Amazonia, we can’t separate its natural history from the populations that transformed and lived in […]