USAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL

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Why Land Still Matters: Three Years of the Voluntary Guidelines - Where Are We and Where Are We Going? To mark the three year anniversary of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), USAID’s Land Tenure and Resource Management Office hosted an online panel discussion on May 7, 2015, which featured discussants from key stakeholder...
 
In celebration of this year's Earth Day, we sat down with World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Chris Weaver over Skype to discuss the links between secure land and resource rights and WWF's conservation work in Namibia. Disclaimer: The speaker's views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United...
 
On April 14, 2015 the Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) program, which aims to increase access to global and local land potential knowledge, hosted a brownbag/webinar marking the global release of its first two mobile applications: Land Info and Land Cover. Speakers: Jeffrey Herrick, LandPKS Lead, and Ioana Bouvier, Senior Geospatial Analyst, USAID’s Land Tenure and...
 
USAID designs, tests, and evaluates innovative and cost-effective land and resource governance and property rights approaches around the globe that can be adapted and scaled. This video, “Mobile Solutions Matter for Land,” presents two such innovations: the Mobile Applications for Secure Tenure (MAST), and the Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS).
 
After a disaster, land and property rights are often overlooked in response and rebuilding efforts. The lack of clear rights often leads to conflict, delay, and higher costs. But we can address these problems before a disaster strikes. We can: Create projects that strengthen the capacity of land administration institutions and staff; Build resilience by identifying safe and secure...
 
Webinar: Gender and Land Rights: Don’t Forget Men and Boys When: December 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST Watch the recorded webinar Download the webinar slides This recorded webinar is open to the public. Summary: In many developing countries a sense of identity, particularly for men and boys, is tied to control of land and other natural resources. As a recent International Center for...
 
Learn more about the field research that USAID's LAND project in Rwanda carried out to assess women’s land rights in practice.
 
USAID has produced nine training videos to provide an overview of the ways that land tenure and property rights issues intersect with other concerns, which include: economic growth; food security; natural resource management; climate change; and conflict. Videos: Introduction to Land Tenure and Property Rights Definitions of Key Concepts and Terms, Land Tenure and Property Rights...
 
FACT: Women produce 43% of the food in developing countries but own less than 10% of the land. When women in developing countries have secure rights to land and property, it creates a ripple of benefits for their families and communities. This 19-minute documentary, "Women's Land Rights" A Ripple Effect" examines why land matters for women and young girls in Ethiopia and Kenya....
 
This video details the problems faced by diamond miners working with alluvial diamonds in the Central African Republic, and the challenges of affirming property rights at the grass roots level. The video briefly summarizes the 8-step process PRADD developed to translate customary rights into statutory rights. The process combines community development techniques to identify,...
 

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