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Staff Spotlight: Masalu Luhula, Land Tenure Specialist

"I enjoy working on responsible investment that respects human rights and adheres to international best practices while fitting individual contexts. I also like working to ensure investment puts people at its center."

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July 13, 2020

We Need Allies to Preserve Forests, Mitigate Climate Change

New policy brief details the ways that stronger land rights for people living in rural areas can improve climate mitigation efforts, contribute to the success of Community Forest Groups, encourage adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture, and create opportunities for women to invest in their land.

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June 29, 2020

Efforts to Halt Desertification and Drought Must Include Women’s Land Rights

To mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17, Landesa's Beth Roberts and Shipra Deo had a conversation about the barriers women face to their land rights, and why women must be able to overcome these obstacles to make progress toward global efforts to halt desertification, conserve land, and feed the world.

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June 16, 2020

June Plotlines: Scaling our reach

Advising PepsiCo on best practices for respecting land rights; Land & COVID-19 discussion series continues; Supporting rural communities in India

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June 12, 2020

Covid’s gender skew: We must not allow the pandemic to erase the gains in women’s empowerment

Times of India (link is external) — Rudroneel Ghosh writes about the Land and COVID-19 webinars that Landesa helped organize in May. He emphasizes that gains made in women’s empowerment, including gender-equal land rights, need to be maintained and built upon further now more than ever during the COVID-19 response.

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June 02, 2020