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January 2024

Landesa, in collaboration with the Rights and Rice Foundation, has commenced a groundbreaking conference titled “Land Rights for Inclusive Climate Action and Sustainable Development” in Monrovia, Liberia. As Liberia faces the repercussions of climate change, the conference outcomes could chart a course towards a resilient and climate-smart land tenure system, serving as a model for other African nations confronting similar challenges.

November 2023

Civil society representatives across Asia and Africa met in Dhaka this October to talk about the growing impact of climate change on land-based rural people across Asia and Africa. They crafted the ‘Dhaka Declaration,’ which calls on governments to center rural people, including women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples, in climate change policy.

West Bengal is set to implement the Women Land Literacy (WLL) programme in all parts of the state, with a focus on depicting Bengal as the role model in creating land literacy among women through Self-Help-Group (SHG) institutions for the whole country. WLL is a joint initiative launched in 2021 by the WBSRLM, the Land & Land Reforms department, and supported by Landesa.

October 2023

Dr. Ohnmar Myo Aung, Landesa Director of Program Coordination – Myanmar Program, has been awarded the Saul A. Silverman Award from the International Organization Development Association in recognition of her support for land reform within the high-conflict context of Myanmar.

August 2023

GIRLS’ GLOBE — In this conversation with Girls’ Globe, Dr. Monica Mhoja shares examples of how women in Tanzania are investing in smart agriculture and more land. She speaks about how Stand for Her Land is organizing across countries and at the grassroots level to advocate and create opportunities for change.

IPP MEDIA — Land Tenure Specialist Masalu Luhula explains how Landesa helped design the process and coordinate the land transfer in a case of responsible land based investment, the “first of its kind in Tanzania where the investor decides to hand over land that they don’t use so that communities can make good use of it.”

July 2023

IDR ONLINE — Landesa’s Shipra Deo explains how the conversation around land rights is incomplete without giving due consideration to dignity. “How [women] use the land, whether for livelihood or survival, is closely interlinked to an individual’s existence and dignity.”

May 2023