Land Matters Media Scan – 21 July 2017

Photo by: Nina Lakhani

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


  1. Colombia: IT Systems Facilitate Our Work by Offering Stability, Agility, and Transparency (7/20/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  2. Colombia: Starbucks Partners with NGOs to Invest Nearly $5 Million USD in Colombian Coffee Industry (7/13/17)
    Source: Finance Colombia

Reports and Publications

  1. Four land activists killed each week in 2016 in bloodiest year on record (7/13/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Related report: Defenders of the Earth (7/13/17)
    Source: Global Witness


  1. Webinar: The Ogiek Victory: A Closer Look at Strategic Litigation for Land Rights (August 2nd) (8/2/17)
    Source: Namati
  2. Sustainable Development Goals: a time for innovations and investment in land administration and management (8/10/17 – 8/11/17)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. HLPF Reviews Implementation of SDGs 1, 2, 3 and 5 (7/13/17)
    Source: IISD
  2. Green Climate Fund steps up to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (7/14/17)
    Source: CIFOR

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Canada: What is the significance of acknowledging the Indigenous land we stand on? (7/12/17)
    Source: CBC News


  1. Ghana: Regional Workshop on Securing Community Land Rights opens (7/17/17)
    Source: Ghana News Agency
  2. Namibia: Consultations Crucial for Land Conference – Nujoma (7/12/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / New Era
  3. Sierra Leone: The price of palm oil in Sierra Leone (7/17/17)
    Source: DW
  4. Swaziland: Human Rights Committee Discusses Implementation of Civil and Political Rights in Swaziland (7/10/17)
    Source: OHCHR
  5. Tanzania: Farmers pushed off their land to save Tanzania’s Great Ruaha River (7/18/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Uganda: Can tech help Uganda’s women combat land corruption? (7/16/17)
    Source: Land Portal
  7. Zimbabwe: A new land administration system for Zimbabwe (7/17/17)
    Source: Zimbabweland blog


  1. Brazil: New data shows 49 land rights activists were killed last year in Brazil (7/13/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Guatemala: The Canadian company mining hills of silver – and the people dying to stop it (7/13/17)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. India’s land conflicts will persist until acquisition policy is inclusive, says expert (7/17/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. India: PLACE : Animation Conversations – Bina Agarwal on women and land in India (7/18/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (video)
  3. For Pakistan, China’s huge energy investments may have serious political costs (7/14/17)
    Source: The Conversation
  4. Thailand’s women land defenders face risk of rising violence, rights groups say (7/19/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Timor-Leste island community fears large-scale tourism development on Atauro (7/17/17)
    Source: ABC


  1. Micronesia: The value of island land ownership (7/14/17)
    Source: Marianas Variety