May 14th, 2018
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 the LILC launching’s day
On 4th May 2018, the Land Information Learning Center (LILC) is official launched and opened to the public.
May 14th, 2018
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.
April 9th, 2018
Source: Columbia Center On Sustainable Investment, January 23, 2018
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.