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Passage of long-awaited tenure reform in Niger

20 October 2021

An on-going aspiration in Niger since 1992, the Land Policy inspired by VGGT principles was finally adopted in Niger on 9 September 2021. This operation which started in 2015 demonstrates that land tenure mechanisms need time, patience, technical support and a close follow-up at the Country level…

Land tenure continues to be major objective of development agenda

20 October 2021

With a total of 65 participants (37% women) from 14 countries (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Pakistan, Sudan and Uganda) the 10th and last Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Transversal Project, was virtually…

New Protected Area Buffers Mauritania's Shifting Sands

18 October 2021

Mauritania's battle against encroaching desertification, which has damaged ecosystems and endangered species, has received a timely boost with the news that 200,000 hectares will be turned into a protected area to support biodiversity in the country. The new project, implemented by the United…



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Gerard Sekoto’s Song of the Pick (1946). Photograph: Gerard Sekoto/© The Sekoto Foundation

What art, culture and language teaches us about land governance in Africa

26 October 2021

Ahead of the 2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), taking place 1 - 4 November, the Land Portal spoke with three members of the organizing committee. Dr. Rexford A. Ahene is a Professor of Economics at Lafayette College and the Chair of this year's Scientific Committee at the CLPA-2021…

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Land Portal at CLPA: Open and Transparent Land Data Systems for Inclusive Land Governance

Wednesday, 3rd November 202112:30 -  1:30 pm - CET / 2:30 - 3:30 pm - East African Time This session takes place at the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) on 1-4 November 2021. The focus of CLPA 2021 is “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want”…