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10 September 2020

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Thursday, September 10th, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM EST (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CEST)

Indigenous Peoples and local communities manage more than half of the world´s land. These biodiverse ancestral lands are vital to the people who steward them and the planet we all share. But governments only recognize indigenous and community legal ownership of 10 percent of the world´s lands.  Secure tenure is essential for safeguarding the existing forests against external forces. This is specifically true for forests managed by Indigenous Peoples, where much of the world’s carbon is stored.

Organizers: 
Ford Foundation
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
2 September 2020

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ONLINE
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Global

Thursday, September 2nd, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM EST (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CEST)

Three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, with Ebola, SARS, MERS and now COVID-19 being examples. Scientists are warning that deforestation, industrial agriculture, illegal wildlife trade, climate change and other types of environmental degradation increase the risk of future pandemics.

Organizers: 
Ford Foundation
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
2 September 2020 to 17 September 2020

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Global

Organized as in partnership with the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation and the Tenure Facility, a series of three webinars will feature indigenous and non-indigenous leaders to a virtual roundtable style discussion to discuss both the key effects that COVID-19 is generating in their communities as well as possible solutions and the way forward.

Organizers: 
Ford Foundation
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility

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Recent events

13 October 2020 to 15 October 2020

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will organize a High-Level Virtual Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition, 13 - 15 October 2020. The session, in lieu of CFS 47 which has been rescheduled to 8 - 12 February 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will seek to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda.

Organizers: 
FAO, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
17 September 2020

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Global

Thursday, September 17th, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM EST (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CEST)

As COVID-19 has hobbled governments around the world, environmental protections have diminished or disappeared altogether, leaving the door wide open for abuse, corruption, land grabs. Indigenous peoples and their territories are prime targets to pillage during this vulnerable period.

Organizers: 
Ford Foundation

Recent blogs

4 August 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Karol Boudreaux
Global

Supporting women’s ability to own, manage and control land will help accelerate gender equality globally

It is depressing, discouraging, infuriating – pick your word – to see the scale and scope of abuse and discrimination aimed at women and girls worldwide.

Recent news

KB.L Land news Weeks 32 - 33 South Africa
12 August 2020
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
South Africa

In this land news update from South Africa we focus on:

One Land Disputant Detained, 20 Released in Tbong Khmum
4 August 2020
Cambodia

Main photo: People protest in front of the Dambe district hall in Tbong Khmum province on October 18, 2019. (Supplied)

Over 3,000 native land titles handed over to Sabahans this year, says CM
10 August 2020
Malaysia

LAHAD DATU, Aug 9 — Over 3,000 Sabah native land titles have been granted to Sabahans this year, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

He said the land titles were handed over to among others residents of Tawau, Kalabakan, Keningau and Tambunan.

Indonesia inches forward on community forest goal, hobbled by pandemic
6 August 2020
Indonesia

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half - an area twice the size of Los Angeles - because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

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