Land Matters Media Scan – 8 September 2017

Photo by: CIFOR Photo/Ollivier Girard

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


  1. To Effectively Reach a Population, We Need to Coordinate with All Institutions (9/6/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  2. Tracking Land-Related SDGs: New Addition to the Land Portal (9/6/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks / Land Portal
  3. Dialogue that Matters: USAID Talks Tenure with University Students (9/6/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks / LTP
  4. Volunteers for International Security and Prosperity (VISP) (9/6/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  5. Global Donor Working Group on Land Updates on the SDG Land Indicator 1.4.2 (9/7/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks / GDWGL

Upcoming Events

  1. Ask the Experts: Webinar on the Future of Land-Related Indicators in the 2030 Agenda (9/18/17)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. Finding a way in for better landscape governance (8/15/17)
    Source: CIFOR
  2. Opinion: Forging the link between land administration and sustainable communities (8/25/17)
    Source: Devex
  3. Easing Land Conflict in DRC: An Introduction to Open-Source Mapping Tools (8/30/17)
    Source: Engineering for Change

Indigenous Peoples

  1. INTERVIEW-Engaging with indigenous people benefits business, environment – U.N. expert (8/8/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Site C Dam Project Will ‘Irreversibly Damage’ Indigenous Lands, UN Panel Says (8/28/17)
    Source: Huffington Post Canada
  3. Native title claims: federal court delivers stinging criticism of NSW government (8/31/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  4. Tribal leaders worried as battle to open up the Amazon to mining rages (9/1/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Adani’s Australian mine won’t start until they have a land agreement with us: Indigenous activist (9/2/17)
    Source: National Herald
  6. Land Law Should Honor Native Claims: Malaysian Activists (9/4/17)
    Source: Benar News


  1. Liberia: ‘Senate Not Pressurized to Pass Land Rights Act’ (8/29/17)
    Source: Daily Observer
  2. South Africa: Court orders lawyers to resolve conflicts over land invasions (9/2/17)
    Source: IOL / Independent on Saturday
  3. South Africa: Land reform beneficiaries can help alleviate poverty (9/3/17)
    Source: IOL / The Sunday Independent
  4. Uganda: Land Portal Foundation and Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) launch Uganda Country Portfolio that identifies key land governance challenges and trends (8/28/17)
    Source: Land Portal
  5. Zimbabwe: Be transparent, Govt urges Land Commission (9/5/17)
    Source: The Herald


  1. Brazil: Quilombolas’ community land rights under attack by Brazilian ruralists (8/25/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  2. Brazil suspends Amazon mining decree in face of criticism (8/31/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Canada: Lacking land rights, historic black communities in Canada seek change (9/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Guyana goes after stolen ancestral Afro land (8/31/17)
    Source: Amsterdam News


  1. Cambodia: Under Threat of Jail, Women Activists Fight Cambodian Lake Land Grab (8/25/17)
    Source: News Deeply
  2. Cambodia: Solution in sight for land disputes (9/4/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  3. Cambodia: Protected land to become state property (9/5/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  4. India: As men migrate to cities, women farmers seek Indian land rights (8/30/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Malaysia: Gatco settlers get stay order against company developing land (8/28/17)
    Source: Free Malaysia Today
  6. Philippine palm oil plan ‘equals corruption and land-grabbing,’ critics say (8/31/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  7. The Philippines: DAR: Farmers can occupy farmlands under protest (8/26/17)
    Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
  8. Risk and reward in Vietnam’s real estate as investors ignore uncertainty over future of land rights (8/24/17)
    Source: Duane Morris


  1. Ukraine: Justice Ministry developing new online services for landowners (8/31/17)
    Source: Ukrinform