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Welcome to GLTN News!

We hope that you find the newsletter an informative update on GLTN events and other pro poor land related activities world wide. The purpose of GLTN News is to give an overview of the Global Land Tool Network as well as to inform you about upcoming events and activities.

Over the last few months GLTN has been involved in several capacity building activities such as the Transparency in Land Administration Training in Tanzania and Namibia as well as training on Urban Land Markets held in Nairobi. A workshop was held in Tanzania for Land Professionals on Gendering Land Tools and another workshop was held in Italy on Voluntary Guidelines on Land and Natural Resource Tenure co-organised by FAO (A follow up Expert Group Meeting will be held 25-26 November 2008) and an expert group meeting was held in Geneva on post disaster guidelines. Furthermore, GLTN contributed to the FIG Working Week in Stockholm in June on a special session on Improving Slum Conditions through Innovative Financing.

GLTN also launched a new publication on How to Establish an Effective Land Sector as well as a research report on Land Tools for All Age Groups as per information below. The GLTN supported research on Social and Economic Impacts of Land Titling Programmes in Urban and Peri-urban Areas has been concluded as per the report below.

Please also find below information regarding the e-discussion on Establishing Evaluation Criteria for Gender-responsive Land Tools which is to be held at the GLTN website between 8 September and 15 October 2008.

The GLTN website contains an inventory of interesting land related initiatives worldwide, in total some 827 initiatives are included in the database covering Asia, South and Central America, Caribbean and Africa. Under the advanced search options you will hopefully be able to find information as per your specific request.

We thank you for your interest in our work and encourage your involvement in GLTN.

Best regards,
Ulrik Westman
GLTN Coordinator, on behalf of the GLTN Secretariat in Nairobi
Nairobi, 3 September


Developing land tools for all age groups

Land and housing policies often fail to be inclusive because they focus almost exclusively on adults at the expense of the rights and development needs of the majority of the world

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