World Bank Land Conference 2024

The World Bank Land Conference is the premier forum for the land sector, bringing together participants from governments, development partners, civil society, academia, and the private sector to showcase research, discuss issues and good practice, and inform policy dialogue. The Conference encourages cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and has incubated numerous investments, …

InfoPoint conference: Land Rights for Sustainable Development - The Role of Data

Having secure land tenure, ensuring people's confidence in accessing, controlling and utilizing their land, is crucial for promoting sustainable land management practices. It also plays a key role in building resilience against the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and increased desertification due to higher …

CFS 51 side event: Just transition or green grabbing? Land-intensive climate action and protecting the sustainable food systems of IPLCs

Large-scale commercial agriculture continues to replace agricultural practices of indigenous peoples (IPs), pastoralists, and smallholder farmers worldwide. At the same time, large-scale land deals for wind parks and solar farms take place in the context of global climate action. In addition, millions of hectares of land are required to meet …

Building together a Global Land Agenda high level event

If we want to achieve the SDGs, beat inequality, hunger and confront the climate crisis, the world needs to do more to secure land tenure and enhance access to land. If we want to achieve systemic change, we need to do it urgently and we need to do it more …

Call for abstracts: CLPA 2023

The Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) is organised biennially by the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The goal is to deepen capacity for land policy in Africa through …

2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA 2023)

From November 21 to 24, 2023, the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will be holding the Fifth Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) in the context of the Year of AfCFTA: Acceleration …

LANDac 2023

This year's LANDac Annual Conference is organised jointly with the IOS-Fair Transitions to discuss the crossroads of the fair transitions and land governance debates in the context of climate change. The conference will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 28-30 June and will be held on site with a …

51st Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS51)

The 51st Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS51) will be held from 23 to 27 October 2023 in a hybrid format in Rome, Italy.

To enrich and complement the CFS 51 plenary and give partners and other stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS invites …

IOS Fair Transitions / LANDac Conference 2023 – Call for sessions

The LANDac International Annual Conference 2023, in collaboration with the Fair Transitions Platform- Utrecht University/IOS, will be taking place from 28-30 June 2023 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The call for sessions is now open, and will close on 15 February 2023.

Land is at the core of solutions for fair …

Online exchange: The 10th anniversary of the VGGT in times of multiple crises

Taking stock and assessing the way forward for responsible land governance and food security 

In times of multiple crises, such as conflicts, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and rising global food prices, the pressure on land resources continues to grow. Safeguarding fair and equal access to land remains essential to …

CFS 50 side event: "Human rights in global land acquisitions and agricultural supply chains"

Global agricultural supply chains are frequently associated with human rights violations – particularly upstream, when large-scale commercial production is established on land previously used by smallholders or indigenous populations. In response, various frameworks that target the country of production, for example the VGGT, or investors, such as the CFS-RAI, are …

50th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 50)

The 50th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will be held from 10 to 13 October 2022. The CFS 50 Plenary will endorse two key policy products: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's and Girls' Empowerment and the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and …

Global Land Forum 2022

The Global Land Forum (GLF) 2022, organized by the International Land Coalition, will be held from 21 to 26 May in Swemeh, Jordan. The GLF will focus on engaging young people in the country and region in building a sustainable future.

Global and overarching themes will include:

  • People-centred land governance …

Transparency, inclusiveness and sustainability in global (land) investment

Notwithstanding aspirational global frameworks and policy reforms at national levels with regards global investment, in general and in agriculture and land in particular, an essential question remains: how have these significant legal improvements impacted on the practices on the ground? On one hand, this Infopoint conference endeavors to contribute to …

Call for abstracts - LANDac 2022 Annual Conference

UPDATE: Three sessions have been added to the overview, which are open for abstracts. Have a look at the call above to see the renewed overview of all the sessions. 

Abstracts should be submitted by 15th of April, in English and using the Abstract Submission Form. Please …

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2022

Every year, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) discusses current topics and issues with global outreach. The 2022 GFFA will address the issue “Sustainable Land Use: Food Security Starts with the Soil” and will thus deal with one of the most important challenges for the global food situation …

LANDac 2022 Annual Conference

The LANDac Annual International Conference offers a podium for knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners and private sector representatives working on land governance for equitable and sustainable development. Anticipating that restrictions for travel and large-scale events will still be in place, the LANDac Annual International Conference 2022 will be held in …

Learning exchange and policy dialogue on customary tenure recognition, food security and traditional livelihoods in the ASEAN region

The Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), in partnership with NTFP-EP, the MRLG alliance, and the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry, will be conducting a Regional Learning Exchange and Policy Dialogue on Customary Tenure (CT) Recognition, Food Security and Traditional Livelihoods in the …

GLP Event: How can LSS use the Land Matrix Initiative database?

At this webinar, hosted by the Global Land Programme, three authors of the Land Matrix's third analytical report, Taking stock of the global land rush: Few development benefits, many human and environmental risks, will discuss the report findings and recommendations with the GLP community. The webinar will also …

Land and Poverty Conference 2022: Institutions for Equity and Resilience

The 21st Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty “Institutions for Equity and Resilience” - which was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak - has tentatively been scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on March 21–25, 2022. Most papers and other contributions prepared for the 2020 Land Conference …

2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2021)

The fourth CLPA is scheduled to take place over 2 - 4 November 2021 combining online and conventional sessions in a hybrid format, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme: “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want”.  The Conference's theme aligns with the African Union …

Asia Land Forum & Regional Assembly 2021

The annual Asia Land Forum will take place from 26 to 29 October 2021 under the theme of Securing Land Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Taking into account the accomplishments that the land community across the region has made so far, this year’s Forum will further explore the challenges …

Africa Land Forum 2021

ILC Africa's annual Land Forum will take place virtually from October 26-28 under the theme “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa through partnerships for inclusive land governance”. The forum will bring together the region’s foremost actors on land governance to explore opportunities, and mobilise forces, on building forward using …

Webinar: Land Matrix Analytical Report III - Taking stock of the global land rush

In this webinar, taking place on Tuesday 28 September 2021 from 13:00-14:00 CEST, the Land Matrix Initiative (LMI) will launch its third analytical report, Taking stock of the global land rush: Few development benefits, many human and environmental risks. The webinar will present an opportunity to discuss the …

Land Inequality Week

Land inequality is on the rise. Globally, the top 10% of landowners of rural populations capture 60% of agricultural land value, while the bottom 50% of rural populations capture only 3% of land value. These are just some of the shocking findings that will be presented at the launch of …

Second Arab Land Conference

The Second Arab Land Conference, taking place from 22-24 February 2021 in Cairo, Egypt, marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing good land governance in the Arab region. The conference will promote good land management and land administration by focusing on the priorities of the Arab Land …

2020 Asia Land Forum & Regional Assembly

The Asia Land Forum and Regional Assembly, organised by the International Land Coalition Asia (ILC Asia) and taking place 6-9 October, aims at developing a common ground of the political, economic, environmental, and social linkages between land governance, food security, poverty, and democracy.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a wake-up …

WEBINAR: Driving dispossession - The global push to “unlock the economic potential of land”

This free webinar taking place on Thursday 17 September will bring together activists and experts from three case countries who will expose the drivers and impact of efforts to privatise land, explore their interconnected nature, and overview the change of course required for the people and the planet.

The webinar …

Africa Land Forum 2020

Delivering on the African Union Agenda 2063 by Promoting People-Centred Land Governance in Africa

In partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the 2020 Africa Land Forum will be held online from 15-17 September . The Forum will bring together 300-500 participants from …

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience

March 16-20, 2020 - Washington, DC

The 21st Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will present the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world. The conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,400 …

ILC Africa 2019 Regional Assembly and Land Forum

The 2019 Regional Assembly of the Africa Platform of International Land Coalition will be held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 21 to 24 November 2019.

This year’s event is special because it happens just before the 3rd Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), a continental event organised by the …

2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2019)

The third edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa, a stimulating policy dialogue dedicated to promoting good land governance on the continent, will take place from 25 to 29 November 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

This year’s gathering is hosted by the African Development Bank under the …

Webinar: The State of Support for Open Data in Land Governance

"Where are the opportunities to take forward an ambitious transparency, anti-corruption and open data agenda in the land sector?"

This webinar, co-hosted by GIZ, the Land Portal Foundation, Omidyar Network, Open Data Charter and Open Data for Development (OD4D) network, will explore routes to realize the potential of open data …


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