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Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity – Environment Officer (Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer), FL-0028-01

Organization:  Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Development, Office of Land and Urban E3/LU Location of Position:  Washington, DC Open Period:  03/11/2020 – 04/27/2020 Appointment Type:  This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed five years Salary:  $144,701 – $170,800 (annually) Number of Vacancies:  One Description of Organization USAID’s Land team within the Office…Read More

More land rights mean fewer fires in Mozambique

Land titles ease conflicts with neighbours – and can cut down on problems including runaway fires Originally published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation Website. (* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.) By: Arlindo Macuva, a Mozambique-based project coordinator for the NGO Oram. While…Read More

Meet Six Newly Empowered Women Farmers from Zambia and Mozambique

This article originally appeared in Ms. Magazine. By Patricia Malasha Nine traditional chiefs have partnered with USAID and DFID over the last five years to demarcate and document the land rights of 30,000 women farmers across Zambia and Mozambique. The documents with each woman’s name, the GPS coordinates of her field, and a stamp of approval from…Read More

The Challenge of Protecting Community Land Rights: An Investigation into Community Responses to Requests for Land and Resources

Executive Summary This is, in many ways, a heartbreaking report. Overall, the data suggest that community land documentation and legal empowerment initiatives are, on their own, not sufficient to balance the significant power and information asymmetries inherent in interactions between rural communities and government officials, coming on their own behalf or accompanying potential investors. Yet,…Read More

Check out the all new UrbanLinks

USAID’s Urban Team is pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved UrbanLinks website. As USAID’s central hub for information about urban topics and programs, UrbanLinks provides valuable tools, resources, and insights from across the Agency and from our partners. Cross-Sector Resources Rapid urbanization touches upon practically all important development issues – enabling…Read More

USAID is now accepting applications for funding on land and resource governance research in select African countries!

USAID is pleased to announce the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Special Call for applications to support graduate students and their mentors interested in building their capacity for research on land and resource governance. One-year awards of up to $15,000 per research team (mentor and one or more graduate students and/or postdocs) are…Read More