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DAG National Conference: 27th August 2010

The Development Action Group - a nongovernmental organization based in Cape Town, in collaboration with UN-Habitat’s Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), will host a three-day (11 - 13 October 2010) national conference entitled ‘Re-imagining the City: A New Urban Order.’ Forty international and local experts on urban land management, democratic urban governance, land value capture and community-centered and medium-density housing will come together to share experiences and lessons in realizing the right to the city. Participants from Brazil, Thailand, Mexico, the Netherlands and Kenya as well as national, provincial and local government, and a cross-section of civil society will attend the conference. The conference will explore five critical dimensions to ‘Re-imagine the City’: Read more...

  1. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Development of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) - Phase 2: 20th August 2010
  2. ISSUE DATE: 23 August 2010
  3. CLOSING DATE: 22 October 2010

1. Background

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In 2006, UN-Habitat has facilitated the establishment of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), a global partnership on land issues pulling together global partners, as well as many individual members. These partners include international networks of civil society, International Finance Institutions, international research and training institutions, donors and professional bodies. Read more...

EGM Kicks Off Transparency in Land Administration Training in Asia 27th July 2010

In preparation for the upcoming training events on Transparency in Land Administration (TLA) in South and South East Asia, about twenty-five land experts representing the academia, professional groups, members of civil society and government authorities participated in the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 20-21 July 2010.  The meeting culminated by outlining the next steps and way forward of the capacity building agenda for South and South East Asia through the conduct of two training events related to transparency in land administration.

Launch of Community-led Initiatives for Up-Scaling Land Tools 1st July 2010

As part of the Grassroots Mechanism, GLTN is providing support to four grassroots-led projects in India, Peru, Tanzania and the Philippines. The aim of the projects is to enable a process of learning and communication to take place, to help grassroots solutions to land policy implementation problems to make the leap from pilots to large scale impact. Each project enables experimental replication in new locations as a basis for learning, with independent evaluation and technical support by GLTN and its Partners. The aim in each case is to help achieve the mainstreaming of the approach and establish a grassroots-government partnership for implementation at scale.

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2010 Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Oct 1st, 2010: Shanghai World Expo 2010 on 'Better City, Better Life' (Location: Shanghai,China)
  • Thu, Oct 14th, 2010: 'Capacity building, Professional Ethics and Organization of the Surveying Profession in West Africa (Location: Niamey, Niger)
  • Fri, Oct 15th, 2010: International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (Location: Tempe, Arizona United States)
  • Sun, Oct 17th, 2010: GLP Open Science Meeting: Land Systems, Global Change and Sustainability (Location: Arizona, United States)
  • Mon, Oct 18th, 2010: Managing the Urban Rural Interface-Strategies and Tools for Urban Development (Location: Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Tue, Oct 19th, 2010: GSDI 12 World Conference - Realising Spatially Enabled Societies (Location: Singapore)
  • Tue, Oct 19th, 2010: Conference on Geo-information Technology for Natural Disaster Management and Rehabilitation (Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand)
  • Mon, Oct 25th, 2010: Training on 'Making Urban Settlements Work for the Poor - Were Land Reforms Enough in West Africa'(Location: Kumasi, Ghana)


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