Land Matters Media Scan – 3 January 2017

Masai warriors going home
Photo by: Food Tank Tanzania

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items:

US Government

  1. Can the new US National Action Plan encourage responsible business under Trump? (12/19/16)
    Source: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  2. Related Event: The New U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct: Initial Reflections on the Way Here and the Road Ahead (1/12/17)
    Source: American University Washington College of Law

Global

  1. Women’s Rights in Land Investment Decisionmaking: Interview with Celine Salcedo-La Viña (January 2017)
    Source: Food Tank
  2. 1 Man, 6 Continents, 32 Countries, 8 Months – Promoting Land Rights (12/27/16)
    Source: Land and Property Network

Africa

  1. AfDB plans to safeguard women property rights (12/22/16)
    Source: Daily Nation
  2. Tanzania: Private real properties to be registered – Tanzania (1/2/17)
    Source: The Exchange
  3. Tanzania: Land Rent Defaulters Face Public Exposure Starting Next Month (12/30/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / Tanzania Daily News
  4. Rwanda: Experts discuss land governance to increase agricultural investment (12/21/16)
    Source: UNECA
  5. Nigeria: Lagos development boom sparks fear that slum dwellers will be left homeless (12/21/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Zambia: Traditional land will not be put on title-Mutati (12/19/16)
    Source: Lusaka Times

Americas

  1. US: New S.C. property tax law protects family land rights (1/2/17)
    Source: WCSC
  2. US: In a victory for Native American tribes, Obama names new monuments in Utah and Nevada (12/28/16)
    Source: PBS NewsHour / AP
  3. Ecuador: U.N. experts slam Ecuador over forced closure of land rights group (12/30/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Mexico’s Maya point way to slow species loss, climate change (12/30/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asia

  1. Myanmar: profit clouds army pledge to return seized land (1/2/17)
    Source: Morung Express / Reuters
  2. China Reassures Homeowners Worried About Land Rights (12/26/16)
    Source: New York Times
  3. India: Women farmers in northern India battle tradition, self-doubt to own land (12/29/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Cambodians push for transparency over large land deals (12/23/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Pacific

  1. Indonesia: A village’s first female chief ended illegal logging with spies and checkpoints (12/30/16)
    Source: PRI