Land Matters Media Scan – 4 December 2017

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


  1. NETRIGHT Charts New Course In Agric Development And Gender – mentions USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative in Ghana (11/25/17)
    Source: Modern Ghana
  2. Coming to Life (11/27/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  3. Proposed Tanzanian Land Policy addresses some shortcomings – mentions USAID’s Mobile Application to Support Tenure Project in Tanzania (11/14/17)
    Source: Danish Institute for International Studies
    Related report: Of Local People and Investors: The Dynamics of Land Rights Configuration in Tanzania
  4. Building Peace in the Diamond Mining Areas of the Central African Republic
  5. The Business Case for Land Rights: You Asked, We Answered (11/16/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  6. IAEG-SDGs Upgrade Indicator 1.4.2 to Tier II Status (11/20/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  7. USAID Land Champion: Silvia Petrova (11/28/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks

Reports and Publications

  1. Key Considerations for Land Tenure Policies that Affect Youth (11/17/17)
    Source: Chemonics

Upcoming Events

  1. Global Landscapes Forum: Bonn 2017 (12/19-20/17)
    Source: GLF


  1. Eight Practical Blockchain Use Cases for International Development (11/27/17)
    Source: ICTworks
  2. Moving the Needle Forward on Land Rights in the Sustainable Development Goals – Written by Tim Hanstad (11/20/17)
    Source: Land Portal
  3. With Reclassification, SDG Indicator 1.4.2 Has Made it to the Starting Gate: Collaboration is Key to Finishing the Race (11/30/17)
    Source: Land Portal
  4. A Jedi Approach for Companies to Manage Grievances and Land-Related Risk (11/28/17)
    Source: Landesa
  5. Can agroforestry propel climate commitments? Interview with Peter Minang (11/16/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  6. Four Bottom-up Solutions to Strengthen Land Rights in Emerging Markets (11/20/17)
    Source: Next Billion
  7. Natural disasters are in 3D – and the rights that protect against them should be as well (11/21/17)
    Source: The World Bank

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Indonesian president recognizes land rights of nine more indigenous groups (11/12/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  2. Malaysia: Sarawak’s Penan mapping their way to land rights recognition (11/20/17)
    Source: The Malaysian Insight
  3. Peru: Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands (11/16/17)
    Source: Oxfam


  1. Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership (11/27/17)
    Source: Sunday Times
  2. Calls to end Africa’s ‘horrific’ land deals after Indian firm’s fallout (11/28/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Ivory Coast May Allow Cocoa Farms in Some Protected Forests (11/16/17)
    Source: Bloomberg
  4. Ethiopia: Empowering Women in Ethiopia’s Rural Communities (11/14/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Sierra Leone News: Land tenure pledge developed (11/15/17)
    Source: Awoko
  6. Tanzania to go digital on land management systems to avoid corruption (11/25/17)
    Source: Xinhua Net
  7. Uganda: Naked force meets naked resistance in northern Uganda land conflict (11/24/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  8. Zimbabwe: Land reform is a Zimbabwe success story – it will be the basis for economic recovery under Mnangagwa (11/29/17)
    Source: The Conversation


  1. Colombia: In post-conflict Colombia, land-rights and funding for peacebuilding face off (11/22/17)
    Source: The Christian Science Monitor
  2. Colombian rural women are building peace (11/16/17)
    Source: The World Bank
  3. As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom (11/18/17)
    Source: The New York Times


  1. Cambodia: Life returns to exploited land (11/10/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  2. India: Ethical data use needed as India embraces blockchain for land records (11/28/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation