Land Matters Media Scan – 18 August 2017

Photo by: The Weekly Times

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


  1. Request for Proposal: Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (8/18/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. Sources Sought Notice: Communications, Evidence and Learning Project (8/17/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  3. The Cloud With A Silver Lining (8/9/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  4. Cagayan de Oro City Unlocks Potential of Land (8/15/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks / USAID SURGE
  5. Chiefs Ready to Release Lands to Women – Mentions USAID (8/14/17)
    Source: Ghana News Agency


  1. Opinion: 7 ways to use blockchain for international development (8/11/17)
    Source: Devex
  2. Fertile land the most important resource for the future of food security (8/13/17)
    Source: The Weekly Times

Indigenous Peoples

  1. SATIIM launches Maya lands registry to celebrate UN Indigenous Peoples day (8/9/17)
    Source: Breaking Belize News
  2. Brazilian supreme court upholds land rights of indigenous people (8/17/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. For secure land rights, indigenous forest communities need more than just titles (8/14/17)
    Source: CGIAR


  1. Ghana: Government working to reclaim encroached state lands – Minister (8/9/17)
    Source: Ghana Business News
  2. Q&A: How a new law in Mali is securing villagers’ rights to land (8/10/17)
    Source: IIED
  3. Sierra Leone News: Reviewing mining and agricultural land issues (8/10/17)
    Source: Awoko
  4. South Africa: Put land in the hands of women – PAP MPs (8/10/17)
    Source: The Independant
  5. Tanzania: Kilombero residents to receive over 2,000 land certificates (8/13/17)
    Source: Daily News


  1. Modernizing land records in Honduras can help stem violence, says analyst (8/11/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. India: Securing Land Rights for the Poor is Key to Telangana’s Success (8/8/17)
    Source: Landesa
  2. Indian state to give property rights to slum dwellers in ‘historic’ step (8/8/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Indian states look to digitize land deals with blockchain (8/10/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. India: Can Amaravati set land pooling example for a city built from scratch? (8/11/17)
    Source: Citizen Matters
  5. India: GIS-enabled portal maps land-related information (8/13/17)
    Source: The Hindu
  6. India: Cidco offers perpetual lease of land in lieu of freehold, to give more rights to buyers (8/13/17)
    Source: The Times of India
  7. Poverty, land rights feature at film festival in Indonesia’s Papua (8/11/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  8. Indonesia: Government accelerates land certification for agrarian reform: Jokowi (8/16/17)
    Source: Antara News
  9. Malaysia: International investment blamed for violence and oppression in Sarawak (8/15/17)
    Source: Mongabay