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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: LANDac Annual International Conference 2017

    landac logoLeave No One Behind: Setting the Land Agenda to 2030
    29th and 30th June 2017
    Muntgebouw, Utrecht, the Netherlands

    LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2017 will look back over the decade since the land grab “hype” began, analysing the processes of transformations that have taken place in those locations where investments have been made and revisiting our understanding of the implications of these investment flows for food security, rural livelihoods and local development. We will also look forward in assessing new challenges in the field, such as land governance in the context of climate change and increasing urbanisation, and land in relation to the SDGs, using existing knowledge to set the land agenda to 2030 and ensure no one is left behind.

    The 2017 conference takes the all-encompassing SDGs as a starting point to explore how land governance can contribute to meeting these targets, and ultimately help to end poverty in all its forms everywhere (Goal 1). Providing people with secure and equal access to land is fundamental in realising this objective, and is particularly relevant in the Goals that will be further explored in this conference.

    Topics highlighted during the conference will include: food security; infrastructure development; displacement, migration and mobility; compensation and resettlement; cities and urban expansion; inclusive development; conflict and competing claims; natural resources and environmental protection; gender and generation; ;and administration and technologies; and climate change and resilience, among others.

    Submission guidelines

    Deadline: 31st January 2017

    The conference will be followed by the Annual LANDac Summer School “Land Governance for Development“.

  • LANDac: Call for Papers and panel proposals for Climate change conference, 24-25 November 2016 Ultrecht, the Netherlands

    LANDAC cmcc article

    Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development (LANDac), a GLTN Partner, in collaboration with Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and IDS-Utrecht University are calling for papers and panel proposals.

    The selected papers will be presented at the “CLIMATE CHANGE INTERVENTIONS AS A SOURCE OF CONFLICT, COMPETING CLAIMS AND NEW MOBILITIES - Increasing the resilience of communities and cities in the South” conferencescheduled for 24-25 November 2016 in Ultrecht, the Netherlands.

    This conference aims to better understand the impacts of climate change-related investments, exploring how to prevent and resolve conflicts, in cities as well as in urbanizing and rural areas.

    The conference topics and themes are:

    • Climate Change, conflict and violence
    • Climate Change, (new) partnerships, alliances and cooperation
    • Migration and new mobilities
    • Access to land and climate change
    • Large-scale investment in infrastructure
    • Climate Change and Habitat III – the New Urban Agenda
    • Urban resilience
    • Climate Change and the SDGs
    • Community-based adaptation
    • Nature conservation and REDD++
    • Climate action in dryland areas
    • Climate Change, land subsidence and flooding
    • Risk and disasters – dealing with the unexpected
    • Climate finance mechanisms in practice
    • Knowledge production and policy claims in Climate Change

    NB: Other related topics are also welcomed.

    Interested participants can send their abstract of no more than 300 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating “CCMCC Conference” on or before 25th September 2016. Submissions should be written in English and should include: title; name and affiliation of all authors; and full contact details of presenter(s). A selection committee will review all submissions and make a final decision of which you will be notified by 21st October 2016.

    More information is available here: Call for abstracts

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    landac logo LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between several Dutch organisations and their Southern partners involved in development-related research, policy and practice. The partners share a concern for increasing land inequality and new land-related conflicts, and how land governance – rules and practices on access to land – can be used to promote equitable and sustainable development in the Global South.

    The Dutch partner organizations are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.

    LANDac is one of the IS-Academies, a series of programs sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to improve and strengthen linkages between academia and development practitioners in the field of international cooperation (IS Academies for International Cooperation)

    Mission:LANDac aims at bringing together researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of land governance and development.

    A brief overview of LANDac’s outputs and activities in the past years can be found here:Valorisation activities LANDac


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