Land Matters Media Scan – 29 June 2017

Photo by: Landesa

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items:


  1. Côte d’Ivoire: Projustice-Usaid trains Ivorian lawyers on land legislation (6/23/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency

Reports and Publications

  1. Women’s Land: Closing the Gender Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa (June 2017)
    Source: Landesa
  2. Shelter in Displacement (June 2017)
    Source: Oxford / Forced Migration Review


  1. The Water Conflict Chronology: Water Conflicts over the Centuries and Millennia | PODCAST | (6/22/17)
    Source: Circle of Blue
  2. Story-telling app and website help communities improve their ‘backyards’ (6/23/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  3. Burger King pledges to end deforestation by 2030, scientists sceptical (6/23/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. On International Day, UN says widows’ rights to independent life, livelihood after loss must be ensured (6/23/17)
    Source: UN News Centre
  5. Time to act to secure property rights (6/26/17)
    Source: Devex
  6. ‘It’s up to us’: why business needs to take a stand on palm oil (6/26/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  7. Sophie’s Choice for Communities: Sacrificing Land Rights to Gain Security (6/26/17)
    Source: WRI

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Brazil: Warnings and protests mark Brazilian President Temer’s trip to Norway (6/22/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  2. Brazil: Amazon tribes stand up for their survival (6/23/17)
    Source: National Geographic
  3. Canada: Vancouver International Airport, Musqueam band sign 30-year ‘friendship’ agreement (6/21/17)
    Source: Vancouver Sun
  4. Chile’s President asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche (6/23/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Australia: Noongar who won federal court challenge only to have it reversed vow to fight on (6/21/17)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. Cameroon: Land Certificates – Marked Improvement in Issuance Since 2005 (6/21/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / Cameroon Tribune
  2. For Ethiopia’s farmers, landscape management and tenure lead to more resilience and income (6/22/17)
    Source: The World Bank
  3. Guinea-Bissau: Theatre sheds light on conflicts (6/23/17)
    Source: D+C
  4. Liberia: Deputy SRSG Calls for Restructuring National Land Tenure System (6/23/17)
    Source: Daily Observer
  5. Sierra Leone News: Land issues, if not addressed, will lead to conflict – ALLAT (6/27/17)
    Source: Awoko
  6. Tanzania: Villages near national parks, game reserves to be surveyed (6/24/17)
    Source: The Citizen
  7. In Uganda, row over land shines light on historic kingdom (6/26/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  8. Uganda: Reasons land conflicts are on the rise (6/27/17)
    Source: New Vision


  1. Colombia’s FARC disarmament confirmed by United Nations (6/27/17)
    Source: Deutsche Welle


  1. UN representative makes case for Myanmar women (6/26/17)
    Source: Myanmar Times
  2. Indonesia: Can “One Map” solve Indonesia’s land tenure woes? (6/27/17)
    Source: Eco-Business
  3. Sri Lanka: Land Mediation Boards For Reconciliation in N-E Implementing the LLRC Recommendations (6/28/17)
    Source: Daily Mirror
  4. Thailand: Going too far with S44 (6/22/17)
    Source: Bangkok Post


  1. Ukrainian Government to Start Blockchain Land Registry Trial in October (6/23/17)
    Source: Coindesk