Closing the gap between policy and practice on women’s land rights

Let’s Talk Development. By: Chris Jochnick, World Bank, March 19, 2018

Momentum is building behind a land rights revolution. Last year, just prior to the World Bank’s Annual Land and Poverty Conference, I wrote about the many factors pushing land to the top of the global agenda.  To maintain this momentum we must pay greater attention to gender and women’s land rights.

Land is more than an important asset in the fight against global poverty and gender inequality. For most people living in poverty, it is an essential, indispensable means to leading a healthy, safe, and productive life. Despite this, hundreds of millions of people who depend on land around the world – especially women – lack access or secure tenure rights to it.

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Land and Poverty Conference 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World

Land-Conference-2017.jpgEvery year the Netherlands is represented by NGO’s , Universities , Government Institutions and the private sector at the Land and Poverty conference organized by the World Bank. The conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,300 participants in 2017 from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector. The topic of land governance is an area the Dutch have been worldwide leaders, represented and leading the way at the conference are Kadaster and the University of Maastricht. The 2018 conference theme will be: Land Governance in an Interconnected World the aforementioned organizations will be presenting on the use of Block chain technology.

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eC2: Analysis of the Current Use of the Lands of the State Forest Fund, Legal Framework and Economic Viability of Different Plantation/Tenure Models

Deadline: 06-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)land-administration-page

This assignment is to analyze:
1) Current land use of the forest fund to identify areas suitable for plantation establishment in collaboration with the private sector and local communities;
2) The legal, regulatory, institutional and fiscal framework for the establishment of forest plantations in collaboration with the private sector and local communities to identify, and make recommendations to address, the bottlenecks and constraints;
3) Economic viability of different feasible plantation/tenure model

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eConsultant2:Reducing rural land delimitation costs in Mozambique

Deadline: 28-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC and its agribusiness client in Mozambique seek a consulting firm with experience in commsenegal_sdgs_blogunity land use planning and land delimitation in rural areas. The goal of this assignment is to demonstrate and document a low cost methodology to delimit community and individual land in rural Mozambique. This methodology should include participatory land use planning, followed by land delimitation.

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Event Calendar 2016

2016 has begun and to better prepare you for doing business with the World Bank in the New Year we have listed the ”most relevant” events for the Dutch private sector below.

We understand that it may be difficult to attend the events in person but not to worry the majority of the events will be broadcast by live stream.

Please email us if you plan on attending and with any questions you may have.

Transforming Transportation 2016
January 14-15, 2016 Washington, DC
Deadline has passed, you will be able to stream event.
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/12/14/transforming-transportation-2016

Improving Efficiency in Health
February 3-4, 2016 Washington, DC | Preston Auditorium, Main Complex, World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/02/03/improving-efficiency-in-health

Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance
March 14-18, 2016 Washington, DC
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/07/20/land-and-poverty-conference-2016-scaling-up-responsible-land-governance

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development
June 20-21, 2016 Washington, DC
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/11/10/annual-bank-conference-on-development-economics-2016-data-and-development

7th Global Pension and Savings Conference
September 19-21, 2016 Washington, DC
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/09/19/7th-global-pension-and-savings-conference

View all World Bank Events here: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/all