Working towards greater community control over land, forests and natural resources

Land Information Learning Center “A learning and sharing information on land platform”

By LIWG Secretariat, 14th May,  2018 

“Information is essential to make well informed decisions about use of land, management of land, land allocation, land tenure and the implementation of government policies and laws related to land,” Ms. Celestine Kroesschell, Chair of Land Information Working Group (LIWG) said during her speech.

Ms. Ms. Celestine, the chair of LIWG gives speech at on LILC launching's day

Ms. Ms. Celestine, the chair of LIWG gives speech at the LILC launching’s day

On 4th May 2018, the Land Information Learning Center (LILC) is official launched  and opened to the public.

Families in Oudomxay Province First to Receive Compensation From Lao-China Railway

By RFA:  May 8th, 2018 

More than 20 Lao families from Hoi Khoom village in northwestern Laos’  displaced by construction of a high-speed railway linking the country with China are the first to receive compensation for the loss of their farmland to the megaproject, a local government official said.

Those receiving payments can no longer plant rice because railway construction has encroached upon their land and left them without money to buy rice to eat, said the official from the province’s Xay district, who declined to be named.

Govt mulls future of Lao uplands

Vientiane Times, May 4th 2018 

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/sub-new/Current/Curr_Govt_101.php (Referred to LaoFab)

Inspectors scrutinise unauthorised projects

Vientiane Times, 20th April 2018

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Inspectors.php

NA members push for compliant land allocation

Vientiane Times, 24 April 2018

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_NA.php

VT for land management article

Justine Sylvester on Land Contract Transparency and OpenLandContracts.org

Source: Columbia Center On Sustainable Investment, January 23, 2018

Image credit: Pixabay Creative Commons CC0.

Image credit: Pixabay Creative Commons CC0.

Justine Sylvester is an advisor to the Land and Livelihoods Program and Private Sector Engagement at Village Focus International. She is also an alum of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)’s Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture program. CCSI spoke with Justine about contract transparency and how she has used OpenLandContracts.org in her work.

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