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Land Tenure and Resource Management (LTRM) Media Scan
USAID Land Tenure and Resource Management Office

Media Scan: 9 September 2015

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USAID

1. Smartphones help Tanzanian women secure land rights - mentions MAST (8/25/15)
  Reuters: http://goo.gl/bYD6Pu
2. Related: Mobile Application Improves Land Rights In Tanzania (8/31/15)
  Tanzania Invest: http://goo.gl/8Y2LW7
3. Engaging men and boys to preserve women's land rights in Rwanda - mentions Rwanda LAND (9/1/15)
  Devex: https://goo.gl/miVJX5
4. Promoting Tenure Security through Communtiy Land Protection - mentions SAFE (8/28/15)
  USAID SAFE Program: http://goo.gl/Xvzgew

Upcoming Events

1. USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights MOOC (9/14/15)
  Enroll: https://goo.gl/xM2V8W
2. Eighteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change (10/26/15)
  Register: https://goo.gl/NsLivZ
3. Call for Papers: World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2016 (9/4/15)
  Landportal.info: http://goo.gl/5cXHUS

Recent Events

1. World Water Week 2015: Water for Development Events (8/23/15)
  WRI: http://goo.gl/2fouwL
2. Related: The great African water grab? (8/27/15)
  CGIAR: https://goo.gl/CRz0h8
3. Related: Right to water for agriculture in West Africa requires secure land rights (8/26/15)
  Global Water Initiative (slideshow): http://goo.gl/pyUeuS

Reports and Publications

1. Give locals forest responsibility, researchers urge (9/1/15)
  SciDevNet: http://goo.gl/zSw6PC
  Report (subscription req'd): http://goo.gl/5v2YS3

General

1. Why U.S. policymakers need to focus on Guinea (8/27/15)
  The Hill: http://goo.gl/lc3oe0
2. Land Rights: An Essential Global Indicator for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (9/2/15)
  Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: http://goo.gl/tKW5qq
3. Providing low-cost housing goes beyond building four-walled structures (9/4/15)
  Devex: https://goo.gl/Pt8uL7
4. New Analytical Framework Enables Agribusinesses to Assess and Manage the Risks of Land-Based Investments (8/26/15)
  GrowAfrica: https://goo.gl/gwV87A
5. Response to Global Justice Now’s ‘New evidence on impacts of G7’s New Alliance’ campaign (August 2015)
  DFID: https://goo.gl/wEWZI6
6. Video: Putuparri and the Rainmakers - Trailer (7/7/15)
  Sensible Films / Vimeo: https://goo.gl/cqeAMy
7. Land and resource rights are key to Sami people’s self-determination, UN rights expert says (8/28/15)
  UN OHCHR: http://goo.gl/SVrHEX

Indigenous Peoples

1. Biocultural Rights: A New Paradigm for Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources of Indigenous Communities (9/3/15)
  Intercontinental Cry: https://goo.gl/jw8ahf

Africa

1. Nigeria: The Other Conflict That Is Costing Nigeria Billions (8/31/15)
  Huffington Post: http://goo.gl/a2KO3F
2. Uganda: ULA, Actionaid holds Women Land Rights Conference (8/24/15)
  Uganda Land Alliance: http://goo.gl/aXCP3Z
3. Uganda: Women have equal rights on land ownership, says govt (8/31/15)
  New Vision: http://goo.gl/RbpB1j
4. South Africa: New Land Grab Law (8/25/15)
  News24: http://goo.gl/DYmvZU
5. Tanzania: Civil society organisations trained on land matters (8/25/15)
  IPPmedia: http://goo.gl/67XQDy
6. Ethiopia: Exposed: Forced evictions in Ethiopia (9/3/15)
  Survival International: http://goo.gl/nYRzVc
7. Zimbabwe: Fresh land grabs: Govt keeps trampling on property rights (8/31/15)
  Zimbabwe Independent: http://goo.gl/Olme5o
8. Lagosians seek justice after demolitions (9/3/15)
  Al Jazeera: http://goo.gl/ZwUIHJ

Americas

1. Brazil: For Brazil's 1 Percenters, The Land Stays In The Family Forever (8/25/15)
  NPR: http://goo.gl/Q0o2d3
2. Brazil: U.S. Biofuels Boom Threatens Brazilian Organic Farmers (9/6/15)
  Food Tank: http://goo.gl/2a6Jfs

Asia

1. Vietnam: Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam (8/26/15)
  CNN: http://goo.gl/fzzVuf
2. Cambodian Government Takes Umbrage at US Congressman’s Comments on Land Grabs (8/18/15)
  Radio Free Asia: http://goo.gl/FbTCKh
3. Cambodia: Government land sector reform paper to tackle poverty, food security (8/29/15)
  Phnom Penh Post: http://goo.gl/E9V2zU
4. Myanmar activist in court as land crackdown deepens, rights groups say (9/4/15)
  Reuters: http://goo.gl/XFE4ie
5. Nepal: Why choose Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve a land dispute? (9/2/15)
  IOM Nepal: http://goo.gl/rj6cWc

Pacific

 
1. Filipinos applaud House Foreign Affairs Committee on efforts to combat land grabbing in Southeast Asia (8/25/15)
  Asian Journal: http://goo.gl/MysBCZ
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Disclaimer: This media scan is intended to monitor and share current news and information relevant to the land and resource governance sector. Media items included in this scan are not endorsements and do not represent the views of USAID or the U.S. Government, unless stated otherwise.

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