Mokoro’s Summer Conference Season – Global Land Forum and LANDac
30 August 2022
Mokoro enjoyed attending this year’s Global Land Forum in Jordan and LANDac in the Netherlands. Mokoro Researcher, Jim Grabham, attended the Global Land Forum in Jordan at the end of May with Joyce Ndakaru from our WOLTS partner, HakiMadini. This triannual meeting hosted by the International Land Coalition brought together NGOs, research institutes, government representatives and community-based organisations to discuss local and national land governance priorities. Joyce shared findings from the WOLTS project’s recent work training gender and land champions in Tanzania as part of the session on ‘Transforming gender relations for more equitable land rights: Sharing what works’.
In late June, Mokoro Principal Consultant, Christopher Tanner, travelled to Utrecht for the 2022 version of LANDac’s annual International Land Governance Conference – ‘Governing land for the future – What (r)evolutions do we need?’ The Conference was held in a hybrid format which allowed both Joyce Ndakaru and Jim Grabham to make presentations based on WOLTS findings remotely. Jim joined as a speaker in the session: The Human Right to Land – do we need Human Rights based Land Governance and what could it deliver? Joyce presented in the session: Women’s Land Rights: What have we achieved and how to move forward? Mokoro Principal Consultant Elizabeth Daley also joined LANDac as an online participant.
Our whole team enjoyed the Summer Conference Season this year – with its opportunity of starting to get back to participating in global learning events in face-to-face settings.